After long break of monsoon, it is time to dust off telescopes and gear for new season from October to May with Khagol Mandal. We begin with one of the best event in night sky, the famous Leonid Meteor Shower on 18th November 2017. Being a new moon night, 18th November will be one of the best opportunities to see many meteors falling on the same night.
The program starts at 7.00 pm (IST) in the evening and runs up to 4.30 am (IST) next morning. The general outline of the program is as follows:
Date: Saturday 18th November 2017
Language of Instructions: ENGLISH
VENUE: Saguna Baag Farm House, Neral
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ENTRY by Pre-Booking ONLY. No SPOT ENTRY !
1830 to 1900 hours: Registration for the program
1900 to 1930 hours: Introduction of Telescopes
1930 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
These timings are tentative and may vary slightly depending on seasons and sky condition.
Regular Ticket: Rs. 400 /- per person
Student Ticket: Rs. 350 /- per person for all students from 8 ys to 16 yrs
Child Ticket: Free for all kids up to age 8 yrs.
Optional Dinner Ticket: Rs. 200/- per person
Note: You can carry your dinner with you. Then you don’t have to pay dinner ticket.
Bus services and 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.
You should carry your dinner tiffin (if you have not booked dinner), mattress / chatai for seating on open ground, sweaters, hand gloves, head scarf / muffler, water bottle and your personal Medicine. Carrying mosqrepellant like Odomas is recommended.
It will be reasonably cold…so do not forget to get sufficient warm clothings.
There are chances that there could be mild to heavy dewing in morning.
Also, it is recommended to carry light snacks for early morning when we get tea.
Please note that we are not able to provide any of the above things at the site.
Where to meet ?
Meeting point is Nirman Park Society Gate on platform no. 1 at Neral station. Pick up from Neral 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 Neral to site on their own.
Mini Buses from Saguna Baug will pick up participants reaching by 1804 and 1858 train. Drop back will be after the program ends in the morning.
Location and How to reach:
Saguna Baag Farm House, Neral (W)
The 4.30 pm train on Karjat route from Mumbai Chhatrapati Maharaj Shivaji Terminus (CSMT) will take you to Neral at about 6.04 pm. This is a station next to Selu Station. Towards Platform 2 side is Matheran mountain range while on Platform 1 side is the farm house direction.
CSMT- Karjat: 1630 (Dep) : 1804 (Arr)
Thane-Karjat: 1750 (Dep) : 1858 (Arr)
All trains going to Karjat and Khopoli stop at Neral.