Would you trade GPS technology and the dependence on charging devices for a skill set that will last you a lifetime?
Throughout early history, humans studied the skies at night to not only understand how to navigate the earth and their surroundings but also to ignite creativity and imagination about the origins of our existence and our place in the earth.
This is still relevant in today's times as we relate to star signs, the Greek names of stars and galaxies, and the never-ending curiosity of peering further out into our universe to find out more.
Let's go on an interstellar Odyssey, right here in Pune. The best way to start exploring the night sky is with the naked eye. Under the guidance of our experts, you’ll learn to identify the constellations and stars, and that’s only the beginning!
Date: December 28th - 29th Duration: 1 night, 1 day. Location: ABC, Eco Farms Bhiviri Camp site
Pick up location: Blue Nile Restaurant near Poona club grounds.
Assemble time: 2:55pm Departure time: 3:00pm
5:30 pm Reach Campsite 6:00 pm - Hi-Tea and snacks 6 - 7 - Set up for Telescopes 7:00 pm onwards - session begins.
Kindly note: The stargazing activity starts pre-dinner and will go on till 5.30 am. Those who would like to sleep early there will be tents set up for you to sleep in (on sharing basis), other who wish to stay awake throughout, kindly get enough rest during the day on Saturday or prepare to get rest once you head back on Sunday
The event will have the following segments:
1. Sky shows (total 3): Our astronomy expert will explain to participants about stars, planets, constellations, Raashis, Nakshatras, their mythological stories as well as interesting scientific information 2. Telescope sessions (total 4): Through telescopes, participants will get to see mind-blowing views of the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and some deep-sky objects like Orion Nebula, Beehive cluster, Omega Centauri cluster, Ring nebula, Hercules cluster, etc. 3. Software demo: One of our experts will demonstrate a free planetarium software that you can use with your laptops, tablets or cellphones. 4. Fun time: Astro-antakshari/ word puzzle. 5. We’ll also get to see some bright satellite passes (and hopefully meteors!) with an unaided eye!
If you like seeing yourself as part of a bigger picture, with a sense of wonder, and just loves being out at night. If that's you come and join us for a slumber party under the stars.
Trip facilities: Pick up and drop off from our selected pick up points. Evening tea and snacks. 1 Dinner and 1 breakfast the next morning. Midnight tea with Maggie and Tea before dawn. Stargazing with a telescope. Camping in comfortable tents on a sharing basis. Mineral water for drinking throughout the trip. Tour guides and camp leaders all along the trip. Medical assistance if required
Trip excludes: Personal expenses (beverages and snacks) Personal medication Lunch the next day.
IMPORTANT: Be sure that you are responsible for your own personal belongings. This is a great event and has many unusual sights. Please do not expect this as a party invitation and completely avoid alcohol or substance.
Once you are ready, please contact us and reserve your seat. Feel free to ask any questions that you may have.
Availability is first come first serve basis. Last day of confirming is 2 days prior to the event date, but please book your seats as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.