Monday, January 16, 2017

Travel: Spot Venus in the night sky

If you’re keen to make the most of the city’s faux winter, spend this weekend stargazing from Aajol, a cosy village homestay in Khopoli with a group of amateur astronomers who are part of Tarangan.

Guests will stargaze from Aajol Homestay in Khopoli
Guests will stargaze from Aajol Homestay in Khopoli

The night sky observation programme will be held on a farm. It will begin with an introduction of the galaxy and different celestial objects followed by observations through the eight-inch Newtonian Reflector Telescope.

You will get to observe planets like Venus, Saturn and its largest moon, Titan, Jupiter and its four moons along with several star clusters. While you can carry your own dinner, you can also tuck into authentic village-style fare comprising Pithale-Bhakari and Dal Rice at `200 per head. You must also carry a mattress, water bottle, torch, warmers and an insect repellent.

On: January 21 to 22, 6 pm onwards
At: Aajol — The Village Homestay, Gorthan Road, near Adlabs Imagica, Khopoli
Call: 9833063990
Cost: 800

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