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Balyabane

Milkyway Astronomy Camp at Coorg!

We will be in coorg between 23 and 25 March. This is the season for watching the milkyway (and also millions of fireflies). Limited slots as always. Please register early as there are only limited slots!

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Milkyway Astronomy Camp at Coorg!
Milkyway Astronomy Camp at Coorg!

Time & Location

23-Mar-2023, 3:00 pm – 24-Mar-2023, 10:00 am

Balyabane, Theralu Village and post Coorg South, Karnataka 571249, India

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Schedule

3.00 PM: Arrival, briefing followed by Solar Astronomy

3.30  PM: Discussion on solar observation, understand the origin of the sun and our origin story, open Q&A

5.00 PM: Coffee and snacks and enjoy the farm and take in the views.

6.30PM: Stargazing session 2 - Venus, Jupiter and its moons, Mars, dense star clusters, double stars with powerful telescopes. Explore craters and mountains on our moon. 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: Campfire and dinner.

9.30 PM Night drive to see fire flies

10.00 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, artificial satellites and learn how the sky changes with time.

6.00 AM: Watch the sun rise followed by a short trek around the estate:   .

8.30 AM: Breakfast and leave

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