Anantara Kihavah Maldives Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Man’s First Walk on the Moon
Maldives | 20 Jul 2019

Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 landed on the moon and astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped down from their lunar module onto the surface of the moon, the first humans in history to do so. On 20 July, Anantara Kihavah Villas will commemorate the 50th anniversary of man’s first walk on the moon with ‘The Eagle Has Landed Celebration’. The astronomer’s paradise, Baa Atoll in the Maldives, is one of the best places on earth to enjoy moon and star gazing. Its proximity to the equator and its non-polluted skies mean both hemisphere’s stars are clearly visible from the resort with SKY, the Maldives’ first and only overwater observatory featuring a research-grade 16” Meade LX200 telescope. The custom-built Ash-dome observatory sits on the roof deck of the resort’s Sky Bar surrounded by nothing but open skies and the ocean waves below.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk, guests are invited to join sky guru and a native Maldivian, Ali Shameem, for a ‘Star Gazing’ breakfast with an early start of 4am. Shameem will take you on a journey before taking a look through the powerful telescope at the craters on the moon that still amaze people 50 years after the first landing. The price of the experience, including breakfast is 450USD per person.

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