Fri, 16 Dec|
Rocky Ridge Cafe
Geminid Meteor Showers - Multiple Date Options
The most prolific meteor shower of the year is coming. Peak occurs on 14 - 15 Dec. We can see more meteors or shooting stars on dates closer to the peak. Please plan ahead as this celestial event is only an annual occurrence. Closest full moon date: 9 Dec Next New Moon date: 23 Dec
Time & Location
16-Dec-2022, 3:00 pm – 17-Dec-2022, 10:00 am
Rocky Ridge Cafe, Denkanikotai
About the event
The Geminid meteor showers are a much awaited celestial spectacle that puts up a breathtaking spectacle year after year. At its peak you can see 100+ meteors an hour. The best dates to watch would be closest to the peak of 14, 15 December.
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 isnt 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 - Explore Saturn, its rings and its moons, Jupiter and its moons, Mars, dense star clusters, star forming nebulae, double stars and lunar craters and mountains 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 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. Geminid Meteor showers usually peak post midnight so please plan your sleep schedule accordingly.
4.30 AM: Stargazing with telescopes resume. See the morning constellations, more meteors, 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