Sat, 08 Jan|
Rocky Ridge Cafe
January Astronomy Workshops
Join us for an unforgettable Astronomy and Camping experience for the whole family. We have been conducting camps since 2016 and have thousands of happy memories with as many campers. Most participants are first time campers as well as being new to astronomy. All age groups welcome
Time & Location
08-Jan-2022, 3:00 pm – 09-Jan-2022, 10:00 am
Rocky Ridge Cafe, Denkanikottai, Tamil Nadu 635107, India
About the event
Safe camp site with electric fencing. Modern facilities, exclusive toilets and tents for your group/family
Price per participant per day
Aged 12 years and above - 3500 Rs all inclusive
Aged between 5 years and 11 years - 2800 Rs all inclusive
Aged up to 4 years complimentary with accompanying adults
3.00 PM: Arrival/Relax and enjoy the farm and take in the views.
3.15 PM: Solar Astronomy followed by session on sun, and our origins.
5.15 PM: Setting up tents followed by Tea and Snacks.
6.30PM: Stargazing with telescopes. See the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, dense star clusters, star forming nebulae double stars. 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.
4.30 AM: Stargazing with telescopes resume. See the morning constellations, mars.
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