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Tue, 15 Aug

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Rocky Ridge Cafe

Camping under the stars Independance week events

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

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Camping under the stars Independance week events
Camping under the stars Independance week events

Time & Location

15 Aug 2023, 3:00 pm – 16 Aug 2023, 10:00 am

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

About the event

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 from atop a hillock. About 2 kms one way, easy to moderate terrain.

6.30PM: Stargazing session 2 - 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 and meteors 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 Jupiter, Saturn, the morning constellations, artificial satellites and learn how the sky changes with time. Also see the craters and mountains on the 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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