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Rocky Ridge Cafe

Jan 13 or Jan 14 - Camping Under the Stars!

Astronomy camp for all age groups with experienced astronomy, large telescope and other fun activities, great food and exclusive tents and washrooms!

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Jan 13 or Jan 14 - Camping Under the Stars!
Jan 13 or Jan 14 - Camping Under the Stars!

Time & Location

14 Jan 2024, 3:00 pm – 15 Jan 2024, 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. 4.45 PM: Tea and Snacks

5.00 PM: Trek to nearby hill to watch the sunset. 6.30PM: Stargazing session 2 - Explore craters on our Moon, 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 will 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, 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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