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Balyabane

Milkyway Astronomy Camp at Coorg!

We will be in coorg between 15 and 17 March, 2024. 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

15 Mar 2024, 3:00 pm – 16 Mar 2024, 10:00 am

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

About the event

Schedule

3.00 PM: Arrival, briefing followed Introductions

3.30 PM: Discussion on astronomy with experience astronomer, understand our origin story, open Q&A

4:30 PM: Coffee and snacks and enjoy the farm and take in the views during the evening walk around the estate. Visit one of our lakes during sunset

6.30PM: Stargazing session - Jupiter and its moons, dense star clusters, double stars with powerful telescope. 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 around the 1000 acre private estate. Witness fireflies

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. Witness the glorious milky way with your naked eye and take photographs with your camera/phone and tripods

6.00 AM: Watch the sun rise followed by a short trek around the estate: Feed the fish at a lake  .

8.30 AM: Breakfast and leave

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