Updated: Monday, February 18, 2008
Yes okay, so in Fiji astronomy is rather limited. It's not that we don't have some of the most breathtaking places from which to see the stars, it's just that we don't have any big observatories or scientific facilities from which to take it all in.
But don't let that stop you. Over 330 islands means that the cost of getting electricity to most of them has not been met. What does that have to do with anything? It means less risk that the bright haze of cities and towns will limit your ability to see the stars clearly. In fact, that's why honeymooners love Fiji - a clear open sky that shows up millions of stars at night is about as romantic as you could get while sipping champagne on the beach.
And it's a real challenge trying to figure out which triangulation of stars are the Southern Cross, big dipper or other planets.