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, 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. 550 per ticket (Night Show) | Rs. 750 per ticket (Dawn Show)
20 seats per show
A Photo With The Stars Behind You
What do you do when you’re with stars? Take a selfie, of course! Get a shot of yourself taken with your favorite constellation, curated by our StarGuide. All you have to do is pose for a minute. And as if by magic, you’ll have a stunning photo with the stars, which will be provided as a soft copy for you to share with your friends.
5 minutes per click, 15 minutes of processing
Rs. 1,000 per photo
20 photos per hour
Food, beverages, and the Who’s Who of the Universe!
Celebrate an occasion of yours with the stars in full attendance! You will get your own private celestial show, along with a selfie / group shot with the Milky Way or the Starry Sky. Bring your food and beverages and make it a party! This will be a personalized 4-hour session at a location in the nearby forest. You will need to book 7 days in advance for this.
4 hours (Start: Between 8 pm and 10pm)
Rs. 10,000 per session
40 guests per session
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
Lift-off to the heavens!
Ever wondered what makes a rocket go up? Here is your chance to stop wondering and make one yourself! Create working models of rockets with stuff you find at home. Understand the science behind rockets and learn how to customize them to make the design your very own! You’ll be making two types of rockets – Stomp Rockets (launched with air) and Hydraulic Rockets (launched with water). You also get to buy and take home a stomp rocket kit – the fun does not have to end here!
1 hour per session
Rs. 350 per head (Stomp Rocket Workshop) | Rs. 550 per head (Hydro Rocket Workshop)
20 seats per session