Savio Fong, chairman of the Galaxy Scientific Group, looks through the telescope at Lake Egret Observatory, Tai Po Kau, Hong Kong. He has built telescopes all over Asia, and wishes light pollution didn’t obscure the night skies so much in his home city. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong stargazer on his love of night skies – he caught the astronomy bug young and he’s been passing it on ever since

  • Savio Fong built his first telescope of cardboard and he’s been making them ever since, in observatories across Asia, including one of world’s highest in Tibet
  • ‘Tibet is beautiful. No light pollution, no air pollution. The sky is so clear,’ he says, and wishes it were so in Hong Kong, where street lights dim sky views
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Savio Fong, chairman of the Galaxy Scientific Group, looks through the telescope at Lake Egret Observatory, Tai Po Kau, Hong Kong. He has built telescopes all over Asia, and wishes light pollution didn’t obscure the night skies so much in his home city. Photo: Felix Wong
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Kylie Knott

Kylie Knott

After many years with the Post, Kylie Knott found her calling on the culture and lifestyle desk. She writes about the environment, animal welfare, food and the arts.