Very much near to Pune City (just 30 kms from Deccan) there is new place developed for Sky Gazing … called as RainBow Island .. this is 5 acre land developed as a camping ground .. and perfect for Star Gazing …
Site is Power backed up by 3.5 KVA inverter as well as 7.5 KVA Diesel generator so no worries about power failures ..
Its also furnished by Two sets of toilets (and that too separate for men and women) so that privacy is taken care (specially for girls) .. Also site is compounded and watchman is available ..
If you pre-book they also make Dinner on Chulha (चुलीवरची भाकरी आणि वांग्याची भाजी .. नाहीतर बटाटे / दोडका भाजी .. आणि ठेचा .. भात आणि वरण)
Additional facilities are there like Movie theater where u can see informative videos on Star Gazing, and presentations .. since its enclosed u need not worry about the chilling cold (many other groups conduct such workshops, however they keep projector outside and it becomes difficult to concentrate on subject rather than chilling cold !) So what I mean to say that this is the perfect place ..
Also is is so close to Pune city that one can drive down in 45 minutes ..
Map to RainBow Island for Star Gazing & watching Quadrantids meteor shower in Jan 2018 Location
To get details on the program you can visit page here
|Date & Time||Meteor shower for Pune(Night between 3 January and 4 January)|
|Location||RainBow Island Pune .. Click to get location details|
|9.30 PM||Reach RainBow Island, Kusgaon by Own vehicle(for group of 50 Bus can be arranged at extra cost)|
|11:00 pm – 12:00 am||Introduction to Astronomy and Night Sky|
|12:00 am to 1:00 am||Celestial objects through Telescope and midnight Tea|
|1:00 am to 4:30 am||Meteor Watch (Timings will change as per the dates – refer to main website page for details)|
|4:30 am – 5:15 am||Early morning Sky Intro and Morning Tea|
|5:15 am – 5:45 am||Celestial objects through Telescope|
|6.00 am||Geminids Meteor Shower tour concludes|