Star Party , Coorg , Jan 2011

By vivek; Published 05 Jan 2011





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Date: 8th Jan, 2011

(Departure from Bangalore on the 7th -late Night)

The blue-sky season is back, and so is BAS's first star party in Jan 2011 after an especially excruciating wait, to the pristine environs of Coorg, Western Ghats.


We carry our telescopes and observe from a 250-yr old estate nestled between the lush greenery of Karada, 20km off Virajpet. The 2 previous star parties here at the same time last year have been witness to the breath-taking Skies & Nature!  Yes, our equipment inventory also includes the mighty 17.5" f/5 Discovery Dobsonian!


We plan to reach the estate early in the morning on the 8th of January.(we will be travelling to Coorg by Night) We would be utilizing the day-time for a short- scenic trek to a nearby peak and visiting a breath-taking waterfall nearby.


Evening will be followed as a prelude, by an informative presentation by our observer, Amar Sharma, on "Deep-Sky Observing". The whole night of 8th, till day-break, is intended for experiencing astronomy and observing through the various equipment present, astrophotography, sketching and Astro-chatter.


The 9th morning after rest, we could be visiting a historic 200-yr old Nalknad Palace. We will then head back to Bangalore.


So…. Astro-bufffs Register for the Star Party ASAP. You can register by clicking on the “Register” Button at the bottom of the page.


Please Note:


Fee for BAS members == Rs. 2700

Fee for Non-BAS Members ==Rs.2900

Fee for BAS members(without Transportation) ==Rs. 1900

Fee for Non-BAS members(without Transportation) ==Rs. 2150


*Those who opt for the “without Transportation” Fee will have to make arrangements for Transportation for the To and Fro Journey. BAS will NOT handle any Transportation in this category.

All Payments must be made before the 4th of January 2010 and they may be done in any of the following methods:-



You can transfer the amount via online transfer to our ICICI Bank account

Name: Bangalore Astronomical Society

A/C no : 004701046124

IFSC Code: ICIC0000047

Branch: Koramangala ,Bangalore

Kindly Do indicate Your Name under the "transaction details" field when you are making your Trasnfer . It helps us identify the payer

Please do send us an email to after making the transfer



The Trip co-ordinator (Amar Sharma) will be available to collect Cash as according to the Schedule Below, Please Call and confirm with Amar(+91-9535098126) before making an arrangement to pay by Cash


Cash collection Schedule

3rd Monday: (South Bangalore)

Banashankari Bus Stand - anytime 4pm onwards


4th Tuesday: (Central Bangalore)

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium b/w 10:00 am - 5:00pm






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