Start Date12-June-2022
End Date30-June-2022


Sargakhet P.O, Near Nirvana Organic Kitchen, Mukteshwar Road, Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand – 263138


Starscapes is organizing an Astro Camp for astronomy enthusiasts, from June 12 to June 30. This 19-day camp is being held at Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand. With the last month of clear skies before the monsoons, Starscapes aims to get as many tourists to experience the universe in a way they never have!



Mukteshwar, a hill-station town in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand, is a popular and growing tourist destination in the Kumaon Himalayas. Perched at 2,171m above sea level, the town enjoys pleasant weather in the summers. Historically known for and named after the Mukteshwar Temple, the town was chosen as the site of a massive animal research facility which later became the Indian Veterinary Research Institute. It featured in the literary work of Jim Corbett, who was a frequent visitor to the town.

Thanks to the elevation of the town and the scarcity of commercialization around it, the place is ideally suited for stargazing. It is Class 3 on the Bortle Scale, making the skies fairly dark for even deep sky photography.



Guided Tour Across the Night Sky

7:30pm to Midnight

Take a journey through the night sky in this 45 minute show as we explore the night sky. Learn about the the science, the history and the mythology that make it up. Learn how to identify different celestial objects and constellations in the night sky. And then, look at select celestial bodies in all their glory, as you gaze at them through our state-of-the-art premium telescope. All under the able guidance and instructions of our expert StarGuides.

    45 minutes per show
      Rs. 500 per ticket
      20 seats per show

The Parade at Dawn

3:00 am to 5:00 am

Join the planets as they herald the sun at daybreak. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be visible with the naked eye, but provide an even more stunning spectacle through the telescope. Meet the siblings of our planet Earth, in the most exhilarating way to start your day!

    45 minutes per show
      Rs. 700 per ticket
      20 seats per show

The Earth’s Dancing Partner

7:30 pm to Midnight

You see it almost everyday in the sky. You have studied about it at school, experienced it through culture and tradition, and lived through its effects on our planet. It is the only celestial object that humans have walked on. Now, you get to see it through a telescope. Learn about its formation, its influence on Earth, its significance in cultures across time and space, and its importance in our understanding of the universe. Look at its craters, and try and identify the different Apollo and Chandrayaan landing sites!

    45 minutes per show
      Rs. 300 per ticket
      20 seats per show

Observe The Sun Through Special Solar Filters

See the Sun in all its glory, without frying your eyes! Enjoy the marvelous beauty of the source of all our energy, through our telescope and state-of-the-art solar filters. You can also learn how to see the Sun with simple home aids like pinhole cameras, ball projectors or our solar goggles. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see sunspots, and maybe even the elusive solar flares!

    One hour per session
      Rs. 300 per ticket
      20 seats per session

Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before

Humans went from marveling at the universe, to studying it, and finally to actually reaching out for it. Engineering and Technology came together with Science, to push the frontiers of human understanding. At a basic level, you can understand how this happened, with the help of our workshops.

Learn how to build and launch your own rockets, with material at home. Make your own sun dials, understanding how we learned to tell time. Figure out for yourself the basic principles of a camera by actually making one. This and many more!

There are five activities, and you can combine them to fill up an entire session:

  1. Space Travel and Rocket-building activity (1 hour)
  2. Basic Optics – Make your own pinhole camera (30 min)
  3. The Sun – Observation using solar goggles and ball projector (30 min)
  4. The Concept of Time – Make your Jantar Mantar / Sun dial (30 min)
  5. The Moon – Formation of craters (30 min)

    One hour per session
      Rs. 300 per ticket
      20 seats per session