Makar Sankranti Special Overnight Sky ShowOn December 20, 2018 by Abhay Deshpande
Booking Link: https://tinyurl.com/km12jan
Khagol Mandal is glad to announce 3rd Sky Show post Monsoon at Neral on 12th January 2019. This time it will be the date of Quadrantid Meteor Shower. Although, this is even less popular yet it can be a good view. Venus is neat Greatest Elongation in morning sky and you can see bright Venus shining in morning sky in Libra Constellation. This night we will be able to see beautiful Mars. Makar Sankranti in just two days away and we will learn why it should be celebrated on 22 December and not 14 Jan !
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 12th January 2019
Time: 1900 hrs on Saturday to 0430 on Sunday.
Language of Instructions: English
VENUE: Saguna Baag Farm House, Neral
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 2200 hours: First Sky Session & Observations through Telescope
2200 to 2300 hours: Dinner Break
2300 to 0100 hours: Geminid Special. Also Comet Special
0100 to 0130 hours: Tea Break
0130 to 0430 hours: Second Sky Session & Observations through Telescope
These timings are tentative and may vary slightly depending on seasons and sky condition.
Rs. 450 /- per person for all participants.
Rs. 400 /- per student for all students from 8 ys to 16 yrs
Rs. 400/- for Senior Citizens as well as Khagol Mandal members
Entry Free for all kids up to age 8 yrs.
Optional Dinner Charges: Rs. 225/- per person
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.
The entry to the program is STRICTLY by PRE-BOOKING.
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 mosquito repellant like Odomas is recommended.
It will be reasonably cold…so do not forget to get sufficient warm clothings.
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.