Astronomy Divine telescopic star gazing 2019 B3
Let's go on an interstellar Odyssey, right here in Pune. Space is so vast that it would take billions of years for a rock ejected from the earth to collide with a planet circling another star. The stars of the milky-way are drawn together by gravity in their own enormous orbits around its center. Our sun, for example, being way out on the edge takes some 2250 million years to complete a single orbit. At the same time during each revolution around the galaxy, our solar system will pass through three gigantic interstellar clouds, planet making factories each many light years across. Our Milky-way has more than 100 of these vast clouds, places where gas and dust condense to form new stars and planets.
The best way to start exploring the night sky is with the naked eye. Under the guidance of our experts, you’ll learn to identify the constellations and stars, and that’s only the beginning!
This stargazing night has been organized in association with Jyotirvidya Parisanstha (JVP) on Saturday the 27th and the 28th of April at Nasrapur farmhouse location.
Assemble time: 3:30 pm
Departure time: 3:45 pm
5:30 pm Reach Campsite Nasrapur
6:00 pm - Hi Tea and snacks
6 - 7 - Set up for Telescopes
7:00 pm onwards - session begins.
Kindly note: The star gazing activity starts pre-dinner and will go on till 7.30 am. Those who would like to sleep early there will be tents set up for you to sleep in (on sharing basis), other who wish to stay awake throughout, kindly get enough rest during the day on Saturday or prepare to get rest once you head back on Sunday.
Departure from Pune at 03:30 pm on Saturday 27th April
Return to Pune at 10:30 am on Sunday 28th April
The event will have following segments
Telescope sessions (total 4): Through JVP’s telescopes, participants will get to see mind-blowing views of the Moon, Saturn, Mars, and some deep sky objects like Orion Nebula, Beehive cluster.
Software demo: One of our experts will demonstrate a free planetarium software that you can use with your laptops, tablets or cellphones.
Fun time: Astro-antakshari/word puzzle.
We’ll also get to see some bright satellite passes (and hopefully meteors!) with an unaided eye!
Evening tea and snacks.
1 Dinner and 1 breakfast next morning.
Midnight and before dawn - Tea and snacks (biscuits at midnight and maggie)
Star gazing with telescope and guidance of experts.
Camping in comfortable waterproof tents on sharing basis.
Package drinking water for drinking throughout the trip.
Tour guides and camp leaders all along the trip.
Medical assistance if required
Lunch the next day.
Abhyankar Farm, Pune
Abhyankar Farm, Kambare, 412205