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 the outskirts of 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!
Departure from Pune at 03:30 pm on Saturday 18th Jan Return to Pune at 12:00 pm on Sunday 19th Jan
The event will have the following segments:
1. Sky shows (total 3): One of the experts 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, Saturn, Mars, and some deep-sky objects like Orion Nebula, Beehive cluster. 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!
Schedule:- Pick up location: Opposite Blue Nile Restaurant near Poona club grounds.
Assemble time: 3:30 pm Departure time: 3:45 pm
5:30 pm Reach Campsite Nasrapur
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 7.30 am. Those who would like to sleep early there will be tents set up for you to sleep in (on sharing basis), others 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.
Trip facilities: Pick up from and drop off at Restaurant Blue Nile Evening tea and snacks. 1 Dinner and 1 breakfast the next morning. Midnight and before dawn - Tea and snacks (biscuits at midnight and maggie) Stargazing with telescope and guidance of experts. Camping in comfortable waterproof tents on a sharing basis. Package drinking 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 substances.
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. The 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.