Six Senses Con Dao Introduces the First Private Astronomical Observatory in Vietnam’s South

Six Senses Home Office, Bangkok – 9 December 2013:

A quest for knowledge, the joy of our environment and exploration of mind and body are synonymous with Six Senses.

Now you can become one with the universe as you gaze upon the stars at Six Senses Con Dao private Astronomical Observatory. This marks the first opening of a celestial viewing centre in the southernmost region of Vietnam.

From conception to realisation the imaginative project took twelve months of planning and construction. The grand idea originated from Six Senses’ regular celebrity astronomer Dr Parag Mahajani, an independent consultant and trainer in the fields of Science and Technology, and a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society of London. With 25 years of experience, Dr Parag, has been visiting all Six Senses resorts for more almost a decade, and in each location delighting guests and hosts with a wealth of information related to the field of astronomy.

At the heart of the project, a Maksutov-Cassegrainian 127mm telescope allows guests to view celestial highlights of the South Vietnam sky such as Saturn, Venus, Jupiter and of course our own satellite, the Moon’s surface. Up to 30 guests can participate at each evening session. The activity is available to all resort guests twice a week from 9pm to 10:30pm on a complimentary basis. There is a nominal fee for private sessions.

Dr Parag visits Six Senses Con Dao several times per year and when he is not on property, the resort’s Excursions Director Georges F. Erhard conducts the sessions. During Dr Parag’s visits he hosts evening slide shows at By The Market, talks on astronomical observations, morning solar observation sessions and exclusive zodiac dinners.

Dr Parag also conducts similar programmes at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay where guests can enjoy cocktails while stargazing. 


The new Astronomical Observatory at Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam

This stunning pristine atmosphere is the site of the new Astronomical Observatory at Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam


Editor’s Notes:

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is a management and development company, which manages resorts under the brand names Six Senses and Evason, plus Six Senses Spa.

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For further information, please contact: 
Benjawan Sudhikam (Ms) 
Director of Public Relations & Communications
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
T +66 2 631 9781
M +66 8 181 38234


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