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                Are you ready to make all your wishes come true?

They say every shooting star fulfills one of your desires. Imagine what happens when there are hundreds of them at the same time!

For years, the Geminid meteor shower has been the most anticipated event in the stargazing calendar as more than 120 shooting stars per hour fill the skies with their vanishing twinkles. The spectacular meteor shower can be seen from December 4–17 (average rate 15 meteors/hr) but the phenomenon will attain its peak on December 14 and 15th (Average rate of 100 meteors/hr)

SciComm has been introduced with a big goal to improve the way education and careers are seen, by making them more fun, interactive, understandable and easy with the use of present technology and trend. SciComm is a young and dynamic organization founded by the experienced science communicators, engineers, students of IIT-Delhi and IISC Bangalore.
            
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ITINERARY

Itinerary
  • Participants are requested to reach the required spot by 6:30 pm. (Sunset – 5:30pm)
    
  • 7:00 – 7:30 pm : Session 1 – Brief Introduction of the Astro-session.
    
  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm : Cosmic Meditation
    
  • 8:00 – 8:30 pm : Introduction to meteor and gazing the skies.
    
  • 8:30 – 9:30 pm : Session 2 – Brief session on Night Sky Orientation - North Star and Ursa Major and few major constellations.
    
  • 9:30 – 10:30 pm : Telescope observation of Orion, Betelgeuse, Pleiades, Beehive cluster, Sirius, Andromeda and Winter Triangle with lecture on connection with universe
    
  • 10:00 – 10:30pm : Tea Break with Dinner
    
  • 10:30 – 11:30pm : Session 3 – Geminid meteor shower observation and Astrophotography.
    
  • 12:00 – 05:30 am : Power Nap – Charge Yourself and Camera/Tablet/Mobile Batteries
    
  • 5:30 – 6:30 am : Session 4 – Live Moon, Jupiter and Mars watching through telescope
    
  • 7:00 – 7:30 am : Sunrise with Morning Sky observation 
    
  • 8:00am : Event Closure.
    
    NOTE: Sky object visibility depends on the location, altitude and weather conditions.

INCLUSIONS

  • 2-3 hours astronomy session by 2 skilled instructors from SciComm for a batch of up to 30 guests in one go.
  • A Brief session on cosmology and universe through high power laser.
  • Night sky photography of with milky way Galaxies and Nebulas(dim view).
  • Cosmic meditation in open sky with sound.
  • Virtual tour of the sky with VR GLASS.
  • Geminids meteor shower instructions and live tracking techniques with the camera.
  • A digital handout with all the information.
  • Group picture with the galaxy (on favorable condition).
  • (NOTE: Above mentioned deep sky object viewing is based on weather conditions.)
  • Tea and cookies once during the session (You have to get your own Thermoflasks/glasses)
  • Creating the environment (location/time/setup) for an ideal sighting of the meteor shower
  • Galaxies, Nebulas, planets, and satellites watching through telescope such as Jupiter (with its moons), Mars, Saturn(with beautiful rings), Moon(with craters), Venus, and few major constellations like Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Cassiopia, Orion, Geminid etc with use of proper telescope.
  • Especially in the Winters, we can see Orion Nebula and the Milky Way- a fantasy for almost any person living on earth.

POLICIES

  • LEAVE NO TRACE POLICY: To minimize waste production we will be following LNT. We request you to kindly get your own tea flasks to carry to the observation site.
  • 1. Carry enough warm clothing (particularly to keep your ears, body and feet warm) like scarf, sweaters, hood jackets, skull caps, shawls/sheets, closed shoes (mandatory). (Temp in Night will dip considerably 16-18 degree C).
  • 2. It is advisable to carry your own bedding blanket/satranji /tarpaulin sheet and air pillow.
  • 3. We recommend that participants stock themselves with light snacks (Biscuits, Chips & Chocolate and Personal Water bottle ½ Litre (Mandatory) - (need to drink water regularly to avoid dehydration and headache).
  • 4. Carry a Small Torch (covered with Red Cellophane paper) with an extra pair of batteries.
  • 5. It is advisable to carry your personal medication (if any) and mosquito repellent cream.
  • 6. All baggage’s to be wrapped in plastic bags to avoid getting wet (dew).
  • 7. For astrophotography, the participant should bring in their own DSLR Camera, Tripod, Remote, Charger and Extra Battery.
  • 8. It goes without saying that littering at the camp-site is not permissible and we will be making arrangements for garbage bin that can be put to their optimum use.
  • 9. Carry an extra pair of umbrella/raincoat/wear sports/trekking shoes.
  • 10. Use of white small torch should be minimal, it should be covered with red cellophane paper for reading Night Sky Maps.
  • 11. Use of mobile phone and camera with flash is to be minimal as possible or AS INSTRUCTED BY THE INSTRUCTORS/ORGANIZERS during the Observation Sessions.
  • 12. Do not flash bright torch or camera flash on others during observation sessions. The human eye requires 30 minutes to completely adapt to the dark night sky.
  • 13. In case you are carrying your own observation instrument like telescopes, binoculars, tripods stands, imaging equipment (DSLR Camera and accessories) etc., you yourself are responsible for all your equipment.
  • (THIS PRICE IS NOT INCLUSIVE OF DINNER OR A HOSTEL STAY; KINDLY BOOK YOUR STAY SEPARATELY FROM www.zostel.com)
  • NOTE: IN CASE THE HOSTEL IS SOLD OUT, YOU MAY MAKE ACCOMMODATION ARRANGEMENTS NEARBY AND STILL BE A PART OF THE EVENT
  • CANCELLATION: In case of a cancellation, INR 99/- would stand non-refundable. For a refund of the balance, kindly contact us at reservations@zostel.com

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