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Rocky Ridge Cafe

Camping under the stars 15 Apr - Denkanikotai

Join us at our star gazing event to understand the night sky and witness multiple celestial objects through 16 inch telescope!

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Camping under the stars 15 Apr - Denkanikotai
Camping under the stars 15 Apr - Denkanikotai

Time & Location

15-Apr-2023, 3:00 pm – 16-Apr-2023, 10:00 am

Rocky Ridge Cafe, Thadikal Bus Stop, Denkanikottai, Tamil Nadu 635107, India

About the event

Schedule

3.00 PM: Arrival/Relax and enjoy the farm and take in the views.

3.15  PM: Solar Astronomy with special Hydrogen Alpha Telescope, Watch Solar activity that isn't possible to see with the naked eyes.

4.00 PM: Interaction with Astronomer, understand how the sun works.

4.45 PM Tea and Snacks

5.00 PM: Go on a trek to see the sun set.

6.30PM: Stargazing session 2 - Venus, Mars, 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: Campfire and Dinner.

9.30 PM-4.30 AM: Go to sleep, or NOT! If you choose to stay awake, we will show you some more deep space objects. You can also use your phone and DSLR with tripods to photograph the night sky, with our guidance.

4.30 AM: Stargazing with telescopes resume. See Saturn, the morning constellations, artificial satellites and learn how the sky changes with time.. Explore craters and mountains on our moon.

6.30 AM: Tea and biscuits, followed by a tractor ride to a picturesque lake and a short trek on a nearby hilltop. Suitable for kids and those with no trekking experience. Shoes are needed.

830 AM: Elaborate breakfast and leave.

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