If you’ve always wanted to hang out with an astronaut, here’s your chance: British astronaut Tim Peake will be in residence at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas Resort on Nov. 2 to present his “Journey Beyond Earth” talk. Peake’s presentation will take place on the resort’s Sky Observatory Deck, where he’ll share the day-to-day life of an astronaut from training to launch, including what it’s like to take a spacewalk and the sensation of re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere.
On Nov. 3, Peake offers a special talk for teens between the ages of 10 and 18. Peake is the author (with Steve Cole) of the popular Swarm Rising books for young teens, and the book Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space. His conversation with the lucky group of teens will detail his role as the first British astronaut to conduct a six-month space mission, a journey that included walking in space and visiting the International Space Station. Space-inspired snacks and mocktails will accompany the talk.
You’ll already feel like you’re in another universe at the Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas Resort, located on the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Beneath the star-studded heavens, this private island resort boasts the first overwater observatory and mightiest telescope in the Maldives.
Low levels of light pollution create the ideal setting for glimpsing Saturn’s otherworldly rings; the Milky Way’s magnificent Omega Centauri globular cluster; and the mysterious counter-rotating hemispheric belts and zones of Jupiter, which are propelled by an energy known as the Coriolis force.
Nov. 1–5, the property’s Anantara Kihavah Kids Club will go intergalactic with spacey activities, including space cookie baking, puppet making, space painting and recycled rocket crafting. Outer space may be vast, but the events noted here are limited, so plan to book early.
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