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Denkanikottai

ETA Aquariids Meteor Shower 2024

The Eta Aquariids are the meteor shower associated with the Halley's Comet. During its peak, these meteors are known for their fast speed and bright trail! Please register early as we only take fixed number per day

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ETA  Aquariids Meteor Shower 2024
ETA  Aquariids Meteor Shower 2024

Time & Location

05 May 2024, 3:00 pm – 06 May 2024, 10:00 am

Denkanikottai, 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 nebula , 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.

9.30 PM: Go to sleep, or NOT! If you choose to stay awake, we show you some more deep space objects. 

4.30 AM: Stargazing with telescopes resume. Watch craters on our Moon, Saturn, the current phase of  Venus, Mars,  morning constellations, artificial satellites and learn how the sky changes with time.. This is also a time where you can view more meteors.

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 1.8km one way

8.30 AM to 9.30 AM: Elaborate breakfast and leave by 10 AM.

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