STARSCAPES OBSERVATORY OOTY
Nestled within the tea gardens of the cosy Nilgiris, Starscapes opened its first observatory in South India in May 2021. Located between Ooty and Coonoor in the Ketty village, Starscapes Ooty is easily accessible from both towns. Surrounded by the idyllic settings of the MindEscapes Experiential Center, this is the perfect vehicle for your mind to unfetter itself from this world, and explore the universe. Grab your chocolates and your tea, and take a journey across the heavens like never before!
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