STARSCAPES OBSERVATORY MADIKERI
Nestled in the heart of Madikeri, our observatory is the gateway to a celestial adventure like no other. We invite you to embark on a cosmic journey that will leave you mesmerized, just a stone's throw from Madikeri town while basking in the serenity of a low-light haven. Our observatory is a haven for stargazers and astronomy enthusiasts, offering a picturesque view of the golf course below.
Housed in a traditional architectural gem, part of a coffee estate and observatory experience center, our observatory provides a unique blend of heritage and modernity. Equipped with an automatic telescope and staffed by trained experts, you can explore the mysteries of the universe comfortably. Our observatory is easily accessible from Bengaluru and other locations via the new highway. Here, you’ll find a plethora of workshops covering everything from the “Journey of Light” to “Space Exploration and Rocketry.” And beyond our workshops, you can engage in celestial activities like constellation hopping, Sun shows with sunspots up close, and immersive planetary and celestial shows. Come and witness the cosmos up close at Starscapes Observatory, where the universe waits to be discovered.
What Can You Do Here?
Guided Tour Across the Night Sky
Take a journey through the night sky in this 45-minute show as we explore the moon, the planets, and the stars. Learn about the night sky and the science, history, and 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. 550 per ticket (Night Show) | Rs. 750 per ticket (Dawn Show)
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. 350 per ticket
20 seats per session