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Rocky Ridge Cafe

Camping under the stars - Denkanikotai

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

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Camping under the stars - Denkanikotai
Camping under the stars - Denkanikotai

Time & Location

04 Mar 2023, 3:00 pm – 05 Mar 2023, 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  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, our origin story and learn how to get started as a visual astronomer!

5.30 PM: Setting up tents followed by Tea and Snacks.

6.30PM: Stargazing session 2 - Venus, Jupiter and its moons, Mars, dense star clusters, double stars with powerful telescopes. Explore craters and mountains on our moon. Introduction to the night sky. Learn to identify some constellations, names of some bright stars. Also, watch artificial satellites with your naked eyes. Also, we should be able to see the comet through the telescope (provided it maintains its predicted brightness)

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 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 the morning constellations, artificial satellites and learn how the sky changes with time.

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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