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Night sky observation

Night sky observation camps are held in peaceful environments which are free from sound and light pollution.

How to get this service?

You have to make a request through telephone or using our online web form.

How do we know our request is confirmed?

The planetarium will send you a letter.

What are the facilities you should provide?

Should be capable of supplying the following.

  1. A suitable ground where the sky can be observed without much obstacles. (such as trees, buildings and too much light and sound pollution)
  2. Loud speaker with amplifier
  3. Three teacher tables with some chairs.
  4. Two torches.
  5. Supplying of main electricity

Should be capable of providing all necessary facilities to the five officials of the staff and enough security for the equipment which comes with us.

What is the fee?

Free of charges.

What is the maximum number of students that can participate?

250 students.

What is the time duration?

Form 6 p.m. to the following day morning.

What are the items a participant should have?

  1. The handout which was sent by us
  2. A torch covered with a piece of red cellophane with fresh batteries.
  3. A pencil and an eraser.
  4. A pair of scissors.
  5. A bottle of glue.
  6. Four pieces of cardboard of size A4.
  7. A piece of string.
  8. A drinking straw.
  9. Few drawing pins.

How we know that our reserving is confirmed?

We will send you a conformation letter with all necessary documents (handouts).

What kind of a program is presented at night?

  1. Night sky observation through telescopes.
  2. Identifying constellations.
  3. Reading the star map.
  4. Star mapping.
  5. Finding the horoscope sign according to the birth time.
  6. Space science lectures.
  7. Space science movies.
  8. Fun activities.

Who can participate in a night camp?

  • Students
  • School teachers
  • Navigation officers

What are the telescopes used in night camps?

Newtonian Telescope

Refracting Telescope

Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with GPS (Global Positioning System)

Aperture: 6"
Eyepieces: 25mm (50x)

Aperture: 4"
Eyepieces: 25mm (30x)

Aperture: 280mm (11")
Focal Length: 2800 mm ƒ/10
Eyepieces: 40mm (70x)
Finderscope: 8x50
Coating: Starbright
GPS: Internal
Object database : 40,000+
Weight: 84 lbs
Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2011 05:20  

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