With only 12 percent of the world’s population living south of the Equator, the jewels in the southern night sky can stay half-secret. Some stars, constellations, and even galaxies remain hidden from the sight of stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere, and their stories are unknown.
Even better, many of these southern sights can be viewed without a telescope. All you need is a clear night away from a city. Think deserts in Africa and Australia. Think high mountaintops in New Zealand. Think isolated islands . . . well, pretty much all over. There is a lot of space in the Southern Hemisphere.