PIT­CAIRN IS­LAND: WHERE THE STARS SHINE

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From to­tal so­lar eclipses to a con­stel­la­tion of ce­les­tial stars, there is a nev­erend­ing spec­ta­cle of beau­ti­ful night skies for as­tro­trav­ellers on

Pit­cairn Is­land – home to the de­scen­dants of the HMAV Bounty mu­ti­neers. The is­land is well on the way to be­com­ing an of­fi­cial Dark Sky Sanc­tu­ary in 2018. Once ac­cepted, in­trepid guests can em­bark on myr­iad lo­ca­tion scouting and light me­ter­ing ac­tiv­i­ties with Pit­cairn’s bud­ding as­tronomers, ex­plor­ing the black holes, quasars and plan­ets in the gal­ax­ies, far, far away. Join­ing the ranks of only three ex­ist­ing world sanc­tu­ar­ies – in Chile, New Mex­ico and

New Zealand – Pit­cairn’s in­cred­i­ble night-sky view­ing and pris­tine vol­canic set­ting – also home to only 50 res­i­dents – will truly leave you starstruck. Ac­cess to Pit­cairn is via a quar­terly ship­ping ser­vice that of­fers 12 round trips an­nu­ally be­tween Man­gareva in French Poly­ne­sia and Pit­cairn Is­land.

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