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The Hunt for the Milky Way- Day 7 Tamparuli

Our final stop was at Sekolah Guakon Baru, Tamparuli. Hubby and I checked in at Tang Dynasty Lodge, Tuaran instead of camping at the school.

We had a nice dinner across the road at Sala Thai Restaurant which also housed a plant nursery.

We left for the school at around 3am and reached around 4am. Hubby was a zombie and remained in the car while I managed to see a fireball in the clear night sky.

Before we knew it, the sun was already rising behind Mount Kinabalu. After a quick nasi lemak breakfast at the foot of the hill, we made our way back to the hotel to freshen up, catch two hours of sleep before heading back to Kota Kinabalu to catch our flight back to Kuala Lumpur.

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The Milky Way shot at Sekolah Guakon Baru, Tamparuli by Harris Jeffrey

I'm still amazed at how beautiful our night skies are without the light pollution. Despite my milky photos not turning out great, I'm grateful for those who attended this event for their patience and kindness for giving me the opportunity to observe the beauty of the Milky Way with them.

The Sabah Stargazers continue to organize events to discuss different subjects in the field of Astronomy through hands-on, workshops and followed by a Teh Tarik Session at Mamaks. They also organize observation nights (when the sky is clear and the temperatures not too low) in Sabah darkest pit along the west coast shores.

Make sure to follow them on FACEBOOK for future events.


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