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Rocky Ridge Cafe

Apr 12 or 13, 2024 - Camping Under the Stars!

Astronomy camp for all age groups with experienced astronomers, large telescope and other fun activities, great food and exclusive tents and washrooms!

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Apr 12 or 13, 2024 - Camping Under the Stars!
Apr 12 or 13, 2024 - Camping Under the Stars!

Time & Location

12 Apr 2024, 3:00 pm – 13 Apr 2024, 10:00 am

Rocky Ridge Cafe, Survey No. 74/3, Anna Nagar, Thadikal, Taluk, Denkanikottai, Tamil Nadu 635107, India

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Schedule 

3.00 PM: Arrival/Relax and enjoy the farm and take in the views. 3.15  to 4:00 PM: Solar Astronomy with special Hydrogen Alpha Telescope.

4:00 PM - Theory session on astronomy 5 PM: Tea and Snacks

5.15 PM: Trek to nearby hill to watch the sunset. 6.30PM: Stargazing session 2 - Explore craters and mountains on our Moon, Jupiter and its moons, dense star clusters, double stars with powerful telescopes. Introduction to the night sky. Learn to identify some constellations, names of some bright stars. Also, watch artificial satellites with your naked eyes.

8.30PM-9.30PM: Buffet Dinner and bonfire 9.30 PM: Go to sleep, or NOT! If you choose to stay awake, we will show you some more deep space objects (Hands on with entry level telescope for Teenagers and Adults is optionally available. Ask us if interested). 4.30 AM: Stargazing with telescopes resume. See the morning constellations, Saturn, Venus, Mars, artificial satellites and learn how the sky changes with time. Witness the glorious milky way with your naked eye and take photographs with your camera/phone and tripods.

6.30 AM: Tea and biscuits.

7:00 AM Report to café for tractor ride to a picturesque lake and a short trek on a nearby hilltop. Suitable for kids and those with no trekking experience. You can also walk to the temple if you prefer. It is about 1.6km one way 8.30 AM to 9.30 AM: Elaborate breakfast and leave by 10 AM.

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