Star Gazing Saphale near Virar

:Safale, Tandulwadi
:1 Day1 Night
Event Type
:Adventure, Experience
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Star Gazing Saphale near Virar

Safale, Tandulwadi
1 Day1 Night

Event Overview

Amateur & Novice Users can also join and take opportunity to know the Night Sky and observe some of the deep sky objects like Planets, Nebulae’s, Galaxies, Globular Cluster, Open Clusters, Double Stars and off course our Milky Way Galaxy etc. No prior knowledge of astronomy is necessary for them. Night Sky will be provided during the Event.
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Event Details


Day 1 - Star Gazing Saphale near Virar
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm – Event Registration, Introduction, Selfie Photos, Group Photo Session
  • 7:00 – 7:30 pm – Session 1 – West Sky Objects, Satellite Hunting
  • 7:30 – 8:30 pm – Astronomy Awareness Video Program
  • 8:30 – 9:00 pm – Session 2 – Night Sky Orientation – Locating North Star, Directions and Constellations
  • 9:00 – 10:30 pm – Dinner Time (On-Site Delicious Dinner)
  • 10:30 – 11:30 pm – Session 3 – Orion Nebula, Open Clusters and Galaxies and Jupiter
  • 11:30 – 00:30 – Astrophotography (No Lights)
  • 12:30 – 03:30 am – Power Nap – Charge Yourself and Camera/ Tablet/ Mobile Batteries
  • 3:30 – 4:30 am – Session 4 – Milky way Galaxy & Saturn
  • 4:30 am – Tea Break
  • 5:00 – 6:30 am – Session 5 – Crescent Moon & Venus, ISS, Satellite, Iridium Flares Tracking
  • 6:30 – Sun Rise
  • 7:00 – 7:30 am – Breakfast / Tea and Group Photo
  • 8:00 am – Event Closure


High Tea

Adventure Activities


Additional Activities





Own Transport

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 05.30 PM Drop Time: 08.00 AM

Things To Carry

  • Carry enough warm clothing (particularly to keep your ears, body and feet warm) like scarf, sweaters, hood jackets, skull caps, shawls / sheets, Closed Shoes, etc. (Temp in Night will dip considerably 12-16 degree C).
  • It is advisable to carry your own mattress/ satranji/ tarpaulin Sheet – we will be providing a basic mattress to facilitate sitting.
  • Carry a Small torch with red Cellophane paper,, personal medication and mosquito cream.
  • For Astrophotography participant should bring in their own DSLR Camera, Tripod, Remote, Charger and Extra Battery.
  • We recommend that participants stock themselves with light snacks and personnel water bottle (Need to drink water regularly).
  • Dinner cost is covered in the registration fees and there is a local ‘hotel’ near the camp-site that will cater dinner needs. Food is of Dhaba type but tasty and enjoyable.
  • 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.



  • Night Sky Gazing Event and On-Site Charge
  • Delicious Dinner ( Dhaba Type) & Breakfast
  • Tea & Drinking Water available.
  • GST


  • Anything not mentioned in the included list.
  • Tent for 2 People (Extra 500/-) Or 3 People (750/-)- Advance Booking/Intimation Required for TENT Reservation
  • Travel Cost to-fro from Saphale Station to Site (If required 150/- PP Extra).

Terms & Conditions

Participants can depart from the camp-site, or hang around with us from informal discussion / talk/contact sharing
Participants are free to observe all night or retire for a short sleep and join us again for observations.
We greatly encourage informal interactions/ discussion with us at any time during the night. We will answer (or try to be as close to your satisfaction as possible) all your questions.
We will be awake all night to facilitate those who wish to stay awake and observe the night sky with us.
Observation depends on subject to availability of object & weather condition.
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited.
Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed.
Smoking is strictly not allowed.
Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund

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