Star Safari: Traveling Telescope heads to Kenya’s Masai Mara

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PHOTO CREDIT: Martin Dohrn

PHOTO CREDIT: Martin Dohrn

The telescope has been around for over 400 years, yet most people have never looked though one. What lies beyond the glittering curious lights in the evening sky is largely unknown to most of us, and the Traveling Telescope hopes to change that.

Daniel Owen, Susan Murabana and Kevin Babangida – the trio behind the Traveling Telescope – are on a mission to educate as many people as possible about what lies in our solar system and beyond.

According to the Traveling Telescope’s website, “We [Traveling Telescope team] believe the only way humans will survive into the future is to learn.”

As the “First Science,” astronomy is crucial in propelling the frontier of knowledge about our species, planet and how we can ward off any threats in the cosmos.

The Travelling Telescope has been travelling around the world since 2012, and since early 2014, has relocated to Kenya – inviting people from all walks of life under the stars to learn and to have a close encounter with the cosmos.

Traveling Telescope will be traveling with an enormous 12” telescope to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Park to witness some of the best night skies on Earth and also the world’s largest exodus, the Wildebeest Migration.

Dubbed the “Star Safari,” the unique experience with the Traveling Telescope is from the 22nd to 24th of August, 2014.

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SUSAN WONG

Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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