Sat, 06 Mar | Rocky Ridge Farm

STARGAZING CAMP AT DENKANIKOTAI

A fun outing for the whole family! Anyone who takes part in our incredible stargazing camps will go home with new knowledge about the sky. We have a lot of non-astronomy activities like treks and tractor rides as part of the experience. This is meant for first time campers and beginner astronomers.
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STARGAZING CAMP AT DENKANIKOTAI

Time & Location

06-Mar-2021, 4:00 pm – 07-Mar-2021, 10:00 am
Rocky Ridge Farm, Survey No. 74/3, Anna Nagar, Thadikal, Taluk, Denkanikottai, Tamil Nadu 635107, India

About the Event

RiSa Astronomy has been at the forefront of introducing kids and adults to observational astronomy in Bangalore since 2016. We have conduced hundreds of astronomy camps, events at schools and for corporates. Our aim is to simplify astronomy and present it in an interesting and easy to understand format. We also utilize very good quality telescopes in order to aid in observations. Our facilitators have multiple years of observational astronomy experience. Please find the details of the very popular “Camping under the stars” program below. This event is suitable for kids and adults of all age groups. It is intended for beginner astronomers. Also, almost 99% of our participants have never camped before and, we strive to make the transition from a bed to a tent, as smooth as possible. We also welcome intermediate and advanced astronomers to make use of the dark skies. You can also use the dark sky at the camp to capture some night sky images with most modern cell phone cameras and DSLRs.

Detailed Itinerary

4.00 PM: Arrival/Relax and enjoy the farm and take in the views.

4.15 PM: Solar Astronomy followed by session on sun, and our origins.

5.15 PM: Setting up own tents followed by Tea and Snacks.

6.30PM: Stargazing with telescopes. See Mars, 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, Saturn, Mercury and Moon as well.

6.30 AM: Tea and biscuits, followed by a short trek to a nearby hilltop. Suitable for kids and those with no trekking experience. Shoes are needed.

830 AM: Elaborate breakfast and leave

Please express interest so we can save your slot. Only limited slots available!

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