Wanna Gaze at the Galaxy in 3D? There’s a Maldivian Resort for That.

Private beaches, heavenly beds and one giant 3D telescope

By Evan Bleier

 
Wanna Gaze at the Galaxy in 3D? There’s a Maldivian Resort for That.
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19 January 2018

If music, as a wise man once said, is the space between the notes, we'd opine that the universe is the space between the stars.

But appreciating the space between is not an easy task, so luxury resort operator Soneva just installed a brand-new Meade 3D telescope at its flagship resort in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives, making it the world's premier destination for astronomy tourism. Installed by Australian astro-consulting company Inspiring Skies and equipped with Lederman Optical Array 3D technology, the new telescope in the observatory at Soneva Fushi invites amateur stargazers to get up close and personal with hallowed celestial objects.

"This new technology will help revolutionize how we offer astronomy experiences to guests, as it gives depth of field to what people see while looking through the telescope,” said Inspiring Skies CEO Mike Dalley. “It means that, for example, while looking at an open cluster, some stars will appear closer while others further away."

In addition to the new telescope, Soneva Fushi also offers access to stargazing opportunities with the resorts' on-site astronomers. For more info and offers, visit their website.

And to see what peering through a 3D telescope looks like, check out Inspiring Skies’ Instagram gallery below:

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