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New Marathi News Bulletine
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 04 April 2014 14:53

Khagol Mandal has Launched New Marathi Astronomy e-Bulletin "Khagol Vrutta" begining April 2014. The bulletin has been sent to current users in Mailing List. If you wish to recieve it, please go to Contact Us Section and fill up the form with your email ID and Contact Details.

Automatic Subscription facility and website download will be made available soon.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 14:59
 
Special Sky Show at Neral on 26 April 2014
Written by Abhay Deshpande   
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 08:06

Khagol Mandal  announces Special Overnight programme at Neral on 26 April 2014. The program starts at 7.00 pm (IST) in the evening and runs up to 5.00 am (IST) next morning. The general outline of the programme is as follows:

 

Date: Saturday 26 April 2014


Language of Instructions: ENGLISH

 

VENUE: Saguna Baag Farm House, Neral

 

ENTRY by Pre-Booked Invitation ONLY

 

For booking call:

Milind Kale: 98696-10777

Abhay Deshpande: 902-902-9076

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Tentative Schedule:
1900 to 1930 hours: Registration for the programme
1930 to 1945 hours: Introduction of Telescopes
1945 to 2030 hours: First Sky Session
2030 to 2200 hours: Observations through Telescope
2200 to 2300 hours: Dinner Break
2300 to 0100 hours: Interactive Session
0100 to 0130 hours: Tea Break
0130 to 0230 hours: Second Sky Session
0230 to 0430 hours: Observations through Telescope


These timings are tentative and may vary slightly depending on seasons and sky condition.

 

Paraphernalia Required:
You should carry your dinner tiffin, a cup for tea, mattress / chatai for seating on open ground, sweaters, hand gloves, head scarf / muffler, Water bottle, small torch (covered with red cellophane paper).

Please note that we are not able to provide any of the above things at the site.

 

Charges:
Rs. 250 /- per person for all participants.
Tea given during the programme is complimentary.
The charges are non-refundable, even if the programme does not take place, because of incidental heavy rains or for any other reason beyond our control.

Dinner facility is available at extra Rs. 150/- per person.

The entry to the program is STRICTLY by PRE-BOOKING. Entry is limited to about 100 people only.

For booking send SMS with details to:
Milind: 98696-10777
Abhay: 902-902-9076

Else send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Where to meet ?
Meeting point is Nirman Park Society Gate on platform no. 1 at Neral station.

Location and How to reach:

Saguna Baag Farm House, Neral (W)

The new site is around 3.5 km from Neral Station. For those coming by train, pick up facility will be available from Neral Station. Ample Car parking space available.

 

The site is having all excellent amenities and is a theme area. For participants to Khagol Mandal Sky Program, entry will be restricted to the premises marked for Sky show. Entry to other area can be requested to the Farm House Owner and will be at extra cost.

 

The 4.30 pm train on Karjat route from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) will take you to Neral at about 6.08 pm. This is a station next to Selu Station. Towards Platform 2 side is Matheran mountain range while on Platform 1 side is the farm house direction.


Train Timings:

CST-Khopoli: 1525 (Dep) : 1705 (Arr)

CST- Karjat: 1630 (Dep) : 1808 (Arr)

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:43
 
Vangani Sky Show on 26 April 2014
Written by Abhay Deshpande   
Saturday, 06 July 2013 09:53

The next overnight programme at Vangani will be on 26 April 2014. 

Note that same night there is program at Neral and participant can choose to join either field. Neral program is by booking only. While Vangani program booking are on spot. 

The program starts at 7.00 pm (IST) in the evening and runs up to 5.00 am (IST) next morning. The general outline of the programme is as follows:

Date: Saturday 26 April 2014
Language of Instructions: Marathi / English ( Basically bilingual)

Tentative Schedule:

1800 onwards        : Registration for the programme
1830 to 1900 hours: Introduction of Telescopes
1900 to 2015 hours: First Sky Session
2015 to 2200 hours: Observations through Telescope
2200 to 2300 hours: Dinner Break
2300 to 0100 hours: Interactive Session
0100 to 0130 hours: Tea Break
0130 to 0230 hours: Second Sky Session
0230 to 0400 hours: Observations through Telescope
0400 to 0430 hours: Tea and discussions
0430                     : Program ends

NOTE: Please check Sky Condition on the day and then travel to Vangani. If the sky is cloudy, the program may be called of around 2200 hrs at night.

These timings are tentative and may vary slightly depending on seasons and sky condition.
The programmes are attended by students of 10 years to elders up to 65+. Basic toilet facilities are available for gents and ladies. The basic pre-requisite for the programmes is your interest in Astronomy. Our experts will guide you through night sky and will teach you all basics throughout the night.

Paraphernalia Required:
You should carry your dinner tiffin, a cup for tea, mattress / chatai for seating on open ground, sweaters, hand gloves, head scarf / muffler, Mosquite Repellant, Water bottle, small torch (covered with red cellophane paper).

Please note that we are not able to provide any of the above things at Vangani.

Location and How to reach:
Khagol Mandal Sky Observation Site
At Chavan Farm House
Next to Vidya Vikas School
Tarangan Marg (Savara Road), Vangani (W)

The observation site is at a walkable distance from Vangani Railway Station (about 10 minutes’ walk), which is on Central Railway of Mumbai Suburb. The 4.30 pm train on Karjat route from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) will take you to Vangani at about 6.00 pm. This is a station next to Badlapur Station.

Charges:
Rs. 130 /- per person for Non Members
Rs. 100/- per person for Students below 18 years and Members.
The charges are for the upkeep of the place and the rents to be paid. Tea given during the programme is complimentary from Khagol Mandal.
The charges are non-refundable, even if the programme does not take place, because of incidental heavy rains or for any other reason beyond our control.

Train Timings:
CST- Karjat: 1630 (Dep) : 1800 (Arr)
Thane-Karjat: 1749 (Dep) : 1849 (Arr)
All trains going to Karjat and Khopoli stop at Vangani.
For train timings refer to www.mumbailifeline.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:46
 
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