Where the Night Sky Comes Alive
Escape to celestial wonderlands with our AstroCamps, tucked away in dark sky havens like Benital and Spiti. Here, the night sky unveils its full splendor, thanks to minimal light pollution. Your days will be filled with sun shows, exciting workshops about everything from space-time to rocketry and a variety of daytime activities like biking, hiking, and bird watching. But as the sun sets and the stars emerge, the magic truly begins. We host unforgettable Astrocamp under the vast, pristine heavens. Join us for an immersive, multi-day experience that connects you with the cosmos in a way you’ve never imagined.
Embark on a celestial odyssey with our AstroCamps, nestled in pristine dark sky sanctuaries like Benital and Spiti. In these hidden gems, the night sky unfurls its unparalleled splendor, unhampered by the intrusion of light pollution. Your days at AstroCamps are brimming with sun shows that reveal the sun’s secrets, hands-on workshops that cover a range of cosmic topics, and a plethora of daytime activities set against the breathtaking backdrop of these pristine locales.
During the day, you’ll have the opportunity to build your own rocket or space vehicle, and gain invaluable insight into the world of space exploration. Our “Ecliptic and Zodiac Wheel” session will unravel the mysteries of the constellations of the zodiac and their fascinating stories in the context of the night sky. As the night deepens, our Celestial Show will guide you through the stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Additionally, you can delve into the basics of astrophotography, capturing the cosmic beauty from this dark-sky haven.
For those craving adventure, embark on exploratory hikes in the area, where you’ll discover the beauty of the dark sky from elevated vantage points. If you’re inclined towards terrestrial wonders, our guided nature tours, hikes and biking expeditions will leave you captivated by local natural beauty. Engage in a thrilling game of Astronomy Tambola, combining celestial knowledge with fun and prizes. For the hands-on enthusiast, don’t miss our BYOT (Build Your Own Telescope) and Magnetism session, where you’ll have the opportunity to craft your own optical masterpiece while delving into the fascinating world of magnetism. Dive into the captivating history of timekeeping in “Telling Time over Time – the History of Time Telling.” The scaling of the Solar System will put the cosmos in perspective, allowing you to grasp the vastness of our universe.
As the sun gracefully dips below the horizon and the stars emerge one by one, the real magic takes center stage. Prepare for a series of unforgettable AstroParties under the vast, pristine heavens. Our Celestial Shows are an immersive journey through the planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies that allow you to explore the wonders of the night sky in even greater detail. Count the bands on Jupiter, the craters on the moon or the spots on the Sun through our state-of-the-art telescopes. Take a selfie with the stars! For those who wish to get up close and personal with the Sun, we offer Sungazing opportunities, allowing you to witness our star’s brilliance.
Join us at AstroCamp for a trip that immerses you in a celestial experience that will leave you forever connected to the universe.