Astrophile – Space Odyssey


December is one of the best months of the year for night sky observation. The skies are mostly clear, and the weather is cold. The moon is waxing crescent, making most of the night ideal for observing deep sky faint objects. We will be watching all the prominent constellations in the night sky such as Perseus, Orion, Ursa Major and Auriga; planets, star cluster, nebulae and the Andromeda Galaxy.

Early Bird Price – INR 1499/Person (Sold Out)
Regular Price – INR 1999/Person

Start time – Saturday, 23th December, 6 PM
End time – Sunday, 24th December, 6 AM

Meeting point – Panvel Railway Station 

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Astrophile – Space Odyssey

We take a journey into space exploring The Summer Triangle formed by the stars Vega, Altair and Deneb will be present in the western sky. The Winter Triangle formed by the stars Betelgeuse, Procyon and Sirius will be clearly seen for most of the night. Prominent constellations such as Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Perseus, Orion, Ursa Major, Canis Major and Auriga will all be seen during the course of the night.

We may be seeing total four planets, the Moon, a few star clusters, nebulae and the Andromeda galaxy through a telescope during the session. We will wrap up the session with Mars and the mighty Jupiter, which will be seen during the dawn hours. Mercury can be seen just before sunrise. Unfortunately, Venus and Saturn are very close to the Sun and hence cannot be observed during the session.

Inclusion –

  1. Native Fees
  2. Transportation from Panvel Railway Station to observation field and back
  3. Welcome Snacks + Tea + Dinner (Veg) + Midnight Snacks + Tea
  4. Common hall for stay
  5. Printed resources (Night sky charts and visual record tables)
  6. Telescopes and other equipment

For any queries, call +91-7710082844.

Additional Information

General guidelines –

  1. Reach the meeting place on time!
  2. Children below 12 years should have a guardian accompanying them.
  3. The experience takes place at night in an open field and the temperature may fall down to 10° C. Wear warm clothes and carrying extra is preferred.
  4. A list of ‘Dos and Don’ts would be provided before the observation.
  5. Washroom facilities are available in the observation field.
  6. Wear comfortable shoes. Be fit and fresh!

About Space Geeks

Space Geeks Mumbai is a group of young researchers committed to giving value-added enrichment in Astronomy and Space Science to enthusiasts, especially in and around Mumbai. It was founded by Ankush (presently working at NASA), Chintamani and Virendra. The mission of this group is to enhance and share a scientific understanding of the universe among enthusiasts. The group has been actively involved in conducting stargazing and meteor shower observation sessions from the outskirts of Mumbai, in which they focus on delivering introductory knowledge of Astronomy and Space Science and spread their love of the celestial wonders.

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