Video: The Stunning Night Skies Above the Atacama Desert

In case you need a reminder of why Chile’s Atacama Desert attracts astronomers and star gazers from around the globe, this video is here to help. It gives us a glimpse of what the heavens above the world’s driest place look like, with some of the clearest skies on the planet. Because of the unique conditions found in the Atacama, dozens of powerful telescopes have been built there. This clip makes it easy to understand why why and explain why you should go too.

Kraig Becker