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Rocky Ridge Cafe

Lyrids Meteor showers - Camping under the stars at Denkanikotai

Join us at our star gazing event to understand the night sky and witness multiple celestial objects through 16 inch telescope!

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Lyrids Meteor showers - Camping under the stars at Denkanikotai
Lyrids Meteor showers - Camping under the stars at Denkanikotai

Time & Location

21 Apr 2023, 3:00 pm – 22 Apr 2023, 10:00 am

Rocky Ridge Cafe, Thadikal Bus Stop, Denkanikottai, Tamil Nadu 635107, India

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Schedule

Important: Lights will not be switched on throughout the farm at night. They will only be turned on between 830 PM  to 915 PM during dinner. Lights will ruin your astronomy experience. Torches are not allowed as well. You can use your phone torch in emergency but light should only be directed towards your own feet. Alternatively red light can be used. This is available as battery operated tail lights in cycling stores.

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 isn't possible to see with the naked eyes.

4.00 PM: Interaction with Astronomer, understand how the sun works.

4.45 PM Tea and Snacks

5.00 PM: Go on a trek to see the sun set.

6.30PM: Stargazing session 2 - Venus, Mars, 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 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 will 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 Saturn, the 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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