PITCAIRN ISLAND: WHERE THE STARS SHINE
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.