Upcoming stargazing events
Stargazing events are special events organised for special celestial alignments. AstroNomadLife takes pride in organising special stargazing events like messier marathon, meteor showers, eclipses and conjunctions round the year.
The upcoming stargazing events are Messier Marathon which is an annual event comprising of visual observation of all 110 deep space objects cataloged by Charles Messier. The visual observation event is organised in the month of March or April (April 1-3, 2022) every year giving opportunity to the observers around the year. All you need is a manual telescope and a star map for the night to observe the list. Even if you don’t have one, don’t worry about the same and just join us. We will provide all the necessary equipment and tools to learn and observe.
We also conduct special astronomy tours for solar and lunar eclipses. The next major solar eclipse will take place in October 2023 from the USA and we are already gearing up for a group travel to the USA for observation and capturing of the Annular solar eclipse. It will be followed by another solar eclipse in April of 2024 again in the USA where we will observe a total solar eclipse this time. Both the eclipses will be followed by sightseeing of interesting objects in the vicinity. During the time leading up to it, you will be able to learn to photograph the Sun or the Moon.
There are 5-6 meteor showers every year which are not only prominent but also very beautiful to observe. Perseids meteor shower in August, Orionids in October, Leonids in November and Geminids in December are some very prominent meteor showers which we will look forward to organising special stargazing events. All you have to do is to search for stargazing event near me and one of our events will list out. For meteor showers you don’t need a telescope or binoculars to observe but just lay down on the ground and keep looking up in the sky. You can also photograph the meteors all night capturing even the fainter ones which are usually invisible to the human eye.
Planet Parade, June 11, 2022
A small group of enthusiasts joined us on Saturday June 11, 2022 at Tijara where they enjoyed the close up views of the planets. The evening started with explanation of telescope and how it works. Later on we started seeing deep sky objects and Moon which was nearing full.
Later in the midnight we started with Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Mercury just before the sunrise. Later in the morning we dispersed after breakfast. The session went very well with no weather issues. The equipment worked very well and the temperatures were pleasant.
Messier Marathon, March 01-03, 2022
A group of 6 participants visited Chail in Himachal Pradesh for messier Marathon 2022 and were greeted with clear and cold weather for them to enjoy the night sky. The sky was clear and with 5 telescopes, we have a wonderful observation of Messier objects. A total of 68 objects were observed in one night and a total of 92 objects were seen in two nights including the planets and the Moon. Several objects were naked eye viewed while fainter objects were observed via telescopes.
Messier marathon is conducted every year in March or April giving chance to see all 110 objects in one night.