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Celestica – An Astro Night
March 31 @ 4:00 pm - April 1 @ 11:00 am
Celestica – An Astro Night
31st march-1st april 2018
Human being has been always fascinated about the celestial objects. Curiosity, wonder rush up when we think of spaceships, stars, planets, asteroids, meteors and last but not least aliens!!! Well, Astronomical observations can be daunting for beginners — after all there’s a whole universe out there! Doesn’t it sound exciting to engage yourself in various star gazing/astronomy sessions right here in Mumbai city. Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Nature Information Center is inviting you for CELESTICA-AN ASTRO NIGHT, an all new overnight event which is full of exciting star gazing activities and many other sessions with the wilderness of dark hours.
Date: 31st March, Saturday (Evening) to 1st April, Sunday (Morning)
Age Group: Open for All
Venue: Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Saturday, 31st March
04.00 PM — Report at Nature Information Center (NIC), Tea / Coffee
04. 30 PM — Audio-Visual show on star gazing basics
06.45 PM — Proceed to the campsite
07.00 PM — Room allocation and light refreshments
07.30 PM — Astronomical observation/Star Gazing guided by professional experts
09.30 PM — Back to campsite for dinner
10.30 PM — Interactive session/FAQs related to astronomy
Sunday, 1st April
05.30 AM — Wakeup call
06.00 AM — Tea / Coffee
07.00 AM — Nature trail
10.00 AM — Breakfast at the campsite
11.00 AM — Camp Closure
Camp Costs: INR 2,500/- per head
(inclusive of dormitory accommodation, food, internal travel, all sessions and resource people)
Maximum number of participants: 25
Information and Instructions:
Accommodation: Well executed tented dormitory accommodations with comfortable bedding and blankets will be provided. Accommodations will be separate for males and females (advisable to carry your warm clothing as well; nights in the forest do get chilly); Clean and Hygienic toilets and bathrooms; separate for males and females.
Any special requests for family accommodations can be handled by prior communications and will be separately chargeable.
Meals and Refreshments: Simple, hygienic, sumptuous vegetarian meals will be provided. Though not needed, Campers may carry their own dry-snacks as well.
Star gazing session will be conducted by Mr. Ajay Karnik of Tarangan Foundation. Tarangan is a registered Astronomical society in Mumbai. This society carries out various Astronomical events for students clubs, enthusiastic housing societies and spreads awareness in people about astronomy. Tarangan also conducts night sky observation programmes for people, slide shows, information exibitions , scientific tours, basic courses in astronomy lectures etc
For the nature trail, our well trained naturalists and educators will accompany the campers and help answering queries about biodiversity.
Travel: All travel in the camp starting from NIC and back to NIC is covered. We discourage participants to bring their own vehicles.
Onsite assistance: The camp will be guided by a forest guard and our team of able and sensitive resource persons. Any help needed should be communicated to them.
Things to carry:
a) Water bottle to fill in water for outdoor sessions.
b) Cap, Warm Clothing as per your own need.
c) Good footwear (canvas shoes or snickers are fine). NO chappals/slippers.
d) Earth coloured (grey, brown, green) cotton shirt & jeans. Drab coloured Salwar kameez is ok. Wearing full clothes is advisable.
g) Binocular and camera are not a must, but they will enhance the quality of your experience.
h) Personal medicines and toiletries if any are needed.
i) Avoid carrying valuables (gold ornaments, ipads, too much cash etc.)
j) Insect repellents.
k) Torch or a decent headlamp is highly essential
Nature Information Center (NIC)
Phone: 022-2886 8686 (Office)
*Stargazing is dependent on weather conditions
*Participants shall have to buy entry tickets for self & vehicles (if any)
* Minimum group size is 12
* Amount once paid cannot be refunded, however it can be used for any of our next events.