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Denkanikottai

Geminid Meteor Shower 2023

The geminid meteor showers are the most prolific meteor shower event of the year. During its peak, they are known to fire at the rate of 100+ an hour! This year, the meteor showers are well placed as they are very close to a new moon night. Please register early as we only take fixed number per day

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Geminid Meteor Shower 2023
Geminid Meteor Shower 2023

Time & Location

11-Dec-2023, 3:00 pm – 12-Dec-2023, 10:00 am

Denkanikottai, Survey No. 74/3, Anna Nagar, Thadikal, Taluk, 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.

4.45 PM: Tea and Snacks

5.00 PM: Trek to nearby hill to watch the sunset.

6.30PM: Stargazing session 2 - Saturn, Jupiter, 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. This is also a time where you can view more meteors through the night

4.30 AM: Stargazing with telescopes resume. See the Venus, explore craters on our Moon (Moon isn't visible on nights between 12 and 15 Dec), 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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