Khagol Mandal announces special MARATHI programmeÂ at UMROLI on Â 9th January 2016Â
ENGLISH SKY SHOW is at NERAL on same night. The program is Over Booked and boking is closed.Â
If you have booked for English Show and want to switch over to Marathi please contact:
Swapnil Jawkar:Â 96193-96204
ONLINE BOOKINGS OPEN:
Date: Saturday 9 January 2016
Language of Instructions: MARATHI
VENUE: KHAGOL BHAVAN, Umroli, Near Badlapur
ENTRY by Booking ONLY
1900 to 1930 hours: Registration for the programme
1930 to 1945 hours: Introduction of Telescopes
1945 to 2030 hours: First Sky Session
2030 to 2200 hours: Observations through Telescope
2200 to 2300 hours: Dinner Break
2300 to 0100 hours: Interactive Session
0100 to 0130 hours: Tea Break
0130 to 0230 hours: Second Sky Session
0230 to 0430 hours: Observations through Telescope
Rs. 250 /- per personÂ for all participants.
Rs. 200 /- per studentÂ for all students from 8 ys to 16 yrs
Entry FreeÂ for all kids up to age 8 yrs.
ON SPOT Booking for Dinner is NOT POSSIBLE at Umroli Site
IF YOU HAVE BOOKED FOR ENGLISH PROGRAM at NERAL on 9 JANUARY 2016 and switch over to MARATHI PROGRAM, please contact Swapnil Jawkar:Â 96193-96204
Tea given during the programme is complimentary.
The charges are non-refundable, even if the programme does not take place, because of incidental heavy rains or for any other reason beyond our control.
The entry to the program is STRICTLY by PRE-BOOKING.Â
You should carry your dinner tiffin,Â mattress / chatai for seating on open ground, sweaters, hand gloves, head scarf / muffler, Water bottle and your personal Medicine. Carying repellant like Odomas is recommended.
Please note that we are not able to provide any of the above things at the site.
Â Where to meet ?
Meeting point is Near ST Bus Depot Badlapur West. Pick up from Badlapur station is arranged for the train timing mentioned and is free of cost. All those who join late or wish to live early will have to arrange travel from Badlapur to site on their own.Â
Pick up facility is for participants reaching by 1740 Karjat Local, 1757 Badlapur Local and 1834 (Thane Karjat) local. Drop back will be after the program ends in the morning.Â
Location and How to reach:
Khagol Mandal Observatory, Umroli Village, Near Rahatoli Village.
The 4.30 pm train on Karjat route from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) will take you to Badlapur at about 5.40 pm. This is a station next to Ambernath Station. Towards Platform 2 side is mountain range while on Platform 1 side is the Vaishali Theatre. Â
CST- Karjat: 1630 (Dep) : 1740 (Arr)
CST- Badlapur:1645 (Dep): 1806 (Arr)
Thane-Karjat: 1750 (Dep) : 1834 (Arr)
All trains going to Karjat and Khopoli stop at Badlapur.
Do I need to register for this program?
Yes. It is mandatory to have a pre-booked invitation for the Special Show.
Who will be the contact person at the site?
Pritesh Ranadive: 7875-320393
Milind Kale: 98696-10777
Is there a dinner facility on site?
Yes, at additional cost. You can book dinner while you book for the program.
Â Is there a drinking water facility on site?Â Is there a toilet facility on site?
Is there a car parking facility on site?
Is there any age restriction for the attendee?
No. Anyone can join.
Is there a medical facility on site?
No. We have basic first aid kit…but if you have medical issues, then you carry your regular medicines.
Are there mosquitoes on site?
No. The site is open farm house, clean and free from pollution. As such there are no mosquitoes. There might be night insects…if we put on lights. But as sky show needs no light…this is not a problem. Recommended to get Odomos or some repellant on your own.
What are the restrictions on site?
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Drunk participants are assisted to railway station from where they can go home.
Due to growing nuisance and repeated complaints….all mobile devices, laptops, Tablets and all light emitting devices, cameras with flashes will have to be SWITCHED OFF during sky observation.
Do I need to have a telescope or binocular to come to the programme?
No. During this overnight program you will able to see many different objects through telescopes arranged by Khagol Mandal. Some open cluster, Globular cluster, Galaxy, binary star, visible planet. We arrange our KM scopes, personal scopes and all instruments for everyone. You get in queue and see the object.
If you have your own binocular, telescope….do get those with you.
How is the Sky condition on day of program?
Use the following link to view satellite images. These images are updated intervals of normally 6 hours. General thumb-rule is if more water vapor seen in image there is likelihood of cloud formation.Â Â http://www.imd.gov.in/section/satmet/dynamic/insatsector-wv.htm
Check the sky on your own…and plan your visit.
What if Sky gets cloudy during program?
We wait and watch!
If sky is clouded to begin with…we wait till 2200 hrs. Then maybe pack up and get back to home.
If the last train is gone, and sky gets cloudy.....then we conduct discussion sessions. Show some slides, astro-movies and keep the show running. Uninterested people can sleep peacefully.
Where do I get train timings?
Check local train timings in time table.Â For mobiles...use M-Indicator. Online time table is atÂ www.mumbailifeline.com
How to reach the programme site by Car?
For Mumbai residents Route is: Route South Mumbai -Fort- Vashi-(Navi Mumbai)-Mahape (Industrial Area)- Kalyan Shil Phata-Badalapur MIDC Road-Badlapur East-Flyover- Badlapur West-Barvi Dam road- Umroli
Route for Western suburb- up to Andheri - Jogeshwari-Powai link road-Eastern express highway- Vikhroli Mankhurd link road-Vashi-(Navi Mumbai)-Mahape (Industrial Area)- Kalyan Shil Phata-Badalapur MIDC Road-Badlapur East-Flyover- Badlapur West-Barvi Dam road- Umroli
Route for western suburb beyound Andheri- up to Malad- Arey colony road to Bhandup Sonapur junction- Airoli Flyover- Mahape(Industrial Area)-Kalyan Shil Phata-Badalapur MIDC Road-Badlapur East-Flyover- Badlapur West-Barvi Dam road- Umroli
Route for western suburb beyond Malad- Borivali-Thane link road-Kalawa-old Agra road-Mumbra- Mahape Junction-Kalyan Shil Phata-Badalapur MIDC Road-Badlapur East-Flyover- Badlapur West-Barvi Dam road- Umroli
Any other queries / issues:
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