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Looking Saturn with your own eyes through telescope is indeed an #amazing experience. Now have a look at Saturn and its #rings. This #timelapse is shot by #Yashodhan #Panse thru telescope and #camera. Location - #nisargshala #campsite This is taken on the new #moon night last #Saturday during our star party #event. Our campsite is in an area where #light #pollution is very low. Over a hundred #punekars watched this spectacle with their own eyes. #punealert #astrophotography #Saturn #ringsofsaturn #telescope #stargazing #stargazingcamp #darkskies #darksky #darkskyshots
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Star Party for all in Pune
Its time to dust off your binoculars and telescopes. We have clear night sky now.And this is the just the right time to star gaze. We are organising Star party for people of Pune and around. In this event there will be as follows
1. Sessions of stargazing
2. Identifying directions with the help of star
3. North star/Pole star identification
4. Introduction to different constellation and stars and many other objects in the sky
5. Introduction to Ancient Indian astronomy and constellations
5. Whole night observation
6. Expert Guidance and assistance through out the event
7. Midnight and early morning tea
Cost – 400 Rs per head
Report to campsite – 6 pm on 25th Jan 2020
Check out – 7 am on 26th Jan 2020
Other instructions, sky map and list of things to carry would be shared upon registration.
You can stay connected with us via
Whatsapp (9049002053) – Please ping me on this number and i can keep you posted.
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Hemant S Vavale
Our next Star Party is scheduled on Saturday, Jan 25th, 2020
Cost per person = 400 Rs only.
Contact Hemant for registration. People who have registered only those will be allowed for star parties.
- Reach campsite any time before it gets dark
- Download Skyview app from google play store before you reach campsite
- Bring mat to sit or to relax
- Bring pull overs or sweaters to protect from cold
- Some snacks
- Tea would be made at the campsite and offered.
- No flash lights are allowed once the program starts
- Smoking and consuming liquor is not allowed at the campsite
- Registration has to be done for individual or groups (everyone’s name, age must be submitted), from the website booking page with Star-Party message.
- Morning tea would also be given.
- You can check out after tea in the morning.
- You can bring your telescope or binoculars
- We also have telescopes at the campsite
- Star gazing session would be taken by our experts
- You must carry identity card and there is going to be registration form you will need to sign once you reach the campsite.
- Make sure we don’t disturb other campers at the campsite
Click following link to register for this event. Select date as 25th Jan 2020, for the next Star Party. Put “Star-Party” in at the beginning of text, when you enter names and age of all people in your group.
If you want to register for Camp stay with BBQ, dinner, morning breakfast, please feel free to talk to us on 9049002053
Name – Nisargshala
Account Number – 50200033792832
IFSC – HDFC0002493
Google Pay – 9049002053
Run around Saturn
How long would it take to run around Saturn ring? A hypthetical question, isnt it? But lets assume that you are an apt and best runner on earth and you can run 19 kms per hour. The circumferece of the rings is almost double the distance between Earth anf our Moon. To be precise 8,71,00 Kms. So Can you imagine, how long its going to take for you to run around the rings of Saturn?
Answer by David Goodman
Saturn has many rings with many different circumferences. If we choose the middle of the bright A ring, we get a diameter of about 277,000 km with a circumference of about 871,000 km.
Now there is not a contiguous surface to run on, nor gravity pulling in the right direction to gain traction, nor an atmosphere to breathe, nor conditions to support life, BUT if there was, and you were there to run upon it, the question remains: how fast can you run 871,000 km?
Let’s pretend you are a world class marathon runner who has the magical ability to run at race speed continually without having to stop to eat, drink, rest, pee, poo, sleep, shower, or any of the other things a real person needs to do to maintain life.
A world class marathon runner can maintain a speed of a little over 19 km/h for the duration of a race, so if you could maintain that pace, non-stop, around the 871,000 km path of the A ring, it would take you about 45,600 hours, or 1,900 days, or 5.2 years.
Better bring a good pair of shoes.