Nanuku Resort Fiji Launches Astrotourism Experience

Nanuku Resort Fiji will offer the “Journey to the Stars” program from October 22–31. The lineup of activities and events will be led by NASA experts, including guests from NASA SSERVI (Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute).

Additionally, guests from NASA will visit three local schools and share educational experiences with students. Resort guests of all ages are welcome to join the NASA team for these visits and connect with the local community.

The “Journey Through the Stars” program will feature a range of events, including

  • “Dark Sky Star Party:” Explore the stars, planets, Moon and deep space using advanced NASA telescopes
  • “Daytime Star Party:" View our favorite star, the Sun, using a NASA solarscope that actually allows you to witness explosions as they occur on the surface of the sun
  • “Create a Star Map:" Learn how Fijians have navigated the waters for thousands of years using the stars and make your own star map; you’ll also learn how they have used the moon as guidance for agricultural purposes
  • “Touch a Space Rock:" Learn about meteorites and asteroids and even touch a piece of the moon and Mars
  • “Travel Across the Solar System:" Take a journey across the solar system with an astronomer using real-time data and video
  • “A Day in the Life of an Astronaut:" Have lunch with a guest astronaut to learn what it takes to be an astronaut and what space travel is really like
  • “NASA is Everywhere you Look:" Learn about the many technologies used in everyday life that were invented by NASA and how you can access their technology to bring your wildest ideas to life
  • “Art and Space:" Get creative with a NASA artist who will lead multiple hands-on art activities, from painting the stars and moon and drawing the lush tropical plants of Fiji to making a model of the solar system
  • “Mission Impossible:" Learn about current and upcoming space projects and missions, and how NASA is achieving the seemingly impossible every day
  • “Moon Massage:" Enjoy the healing properties of the Moon during a night-massage, complete with Moon Water

The resort’s “Celestial Concierge” will lead guests through stargazing experiences and share local folklore around the moon’s influence on the local community and Fiji’s history. Guests can enjoy a guided boat ride to a private island to learn about the Fijian navigation traditions. NASA will also donate a Dobsonian telescope for ongoing use for resort guests to observe planets and deep sky objects like nebulae and galaxies.

Nanuku Resort will also offer a “Lunar Wellness Experience” for guests to connect with the energy of the moon. The experience includes a full-body “Moon Massage” and a guided “Moon Water Meditation” session to promote cleansing, renewal and intention-setting.

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