Here are a few details to help you reach the venue properly.
For those coming in a train are requested to report by 5 p.m. at Asangaon station and those coming in Private vehicles are requested to report at the venue by 5:30 p.m.
For the benefit of those coming by Train, the train timetable has been shared below:
Train Time & Stations
Once you reach the Station you are requested to come at the Railway Bridge where the team member of "Mumbai Trekizens" will be waiting for you with a Mumbai Trekizens - ID. The volunteer will help you get to bus* for reaching the site, which is 4-5 KM (20-25 mins) from the station.
**Please note that there are multiple organisation conducting stargazing at Mahuli so make sure you are with "Mumbai Trekizens" Team Member. All our team member will have team ID.
Please note that anyone coming after 5:30 pm, the only other options are auto rickshaws which charge 250/- to Mahuli. We are in no way responsible to pay this amount on your behalf.
Schedule for the event:
07:30 PM : Orientation
08:00 PM : Familiarising the night sky, knowing the constellations and learning about different objects in the night sky.
09:00 PM : Viewing objects through the telescope
10:00 PM : Dinner break
11:30 PM : Talk with Q&A session
01:00 AM : Viewing objects through the telescope
02:30 AM : Familiarising with new constellations
03:15 AM : Tea break
04:00 AM : Viewing objects through the telescope
05:30 AM : Pack up
*Schedule may change.
Star Gazing Charges: Rs.450 per person
Star Gazing charges
Medical expenses other than First aid.
Anything not mentioned in the above inclusion list
Things To Carry:
Carry extra warm clothes, it gets quite cold during the night.
Carry mat/carpet to lie down comfortably.
Torch with extra battery (Must)
A bottle of water (at least 2 Ltrs)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Carry a Diary and Pen in case you would want to make note of things
Don't forget to carry your medicine.
Carry your photo ID proof with the address. (Aadhar card, Voters Id, Driving Licence)
MUMBAI TREKIZENS Rules:
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Trek leaders decision will be final and binding.
Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
Team "Mumbai Trekizens" reserves all the right to change/ deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Instructions for Participants / Important Note
This is an educational program and not a luxury trip. All are requested to maintain the spirit of the program and co-operate. No unruly behaviour towards fellow participants will be tolerated.
Basic toilets facilities are available.
Do not Flash Bright Torch or Camera Flash on others during Observation Sessions. Human Eye requires 30 Minutes to completely adapt to the Dark Night Sky.
Due to camp-site constraints, we won't be able to accommodate half-night, half program charges.
Although the camp-site is secure with fencing, NO ONE should wander off the camp-site without intimating the organisers or without organizers permission.
Any kind of misbehaviour which causes disturbance to other participants will not be tolerated and immediate action will be taken against the same.
Stargazing Mumbai is not liable in any form for any kind of medical emergencies during the event.
Stargazing Mumbai is a voluntary base group of some Amateur Astronomers, our aim is to spread and popularise Astronomy.
Lastly, an important caveat to keep in mind Stargazing is subject to clear skies in case the skies get cloudy the organisers may not be able to do much and a refund will not be possible
This being said, keep your fingers crossed for clear skies.
We await a night of fun with the stars in your company.