Planetary Alignment-2018


The new year is off to a roaring start with the biggest super-moon of the year followed by the great planetary conjunction of Mars-Jupiter and wrapped the first month with very special Super Blue Moon Eclipse! Now, its time to gaze the crown jewel of solar system(Saturn) along with the giant(Jupiter) and neighbour(Mars) joining our natural satellite(Moon) and Saturn. 

If you want to understand, Why Saturn has rings…?  Why Jupiter has great red spot…? How our Moon formed and why it shows phases..? along with Stargazing basics and excited to watch Saturn, Jupiter & Moon through telescope like never before..? Then, this is the perfect opportunity for you to grasp.

When & Where..?

Event Date: 26th May 2018, Saturday

Event Venue: Pocharam Dam, Medak, Telangana

Meet Time: 20:00Hrs (8:00 PM)  – (Scroll down to see the Tentative Schedule)

Meet Point: Karachi Bakery, Near Suchitra Circle


Travel Distance: Single Side: 105 kms from meet point


Registration Fee :-

Adults:-  INR 2500/head (Inclusive of Transport, Tent & event charges)

Children (Below 12yrs):-  INR 2300/head (Inclusive of Transport, Tent & event charges)

Registration Form :-

Note:- Registration will be complete only after filling the form below and paying the fee in full. Scroll down to see options for mode of payment and enter the Transaction Id in the given field before submitting the form.

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Indemnity Form

How to Pay..?

Note: If you are bringing others along with you. Mention their names in the respective field above and make the payment for all in a single transaction.

Paytm: 9949113350 (Harsha)


(OR) Online transfer(NEFT/IMPS) to below account:

A/c:  004001605678 ,
Sree Harsha Pandula,
ICICI Bank,  Madhapur Branch,
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What to expect from us?

  • Transportation from meet point to the venue and back to the meet point.
  • Camping Tents(2-Sharing) for sleeping and keeping your belongings.
  • Night full of sessions and observations to fulfill the purpose you came for!

What is expected from you:

  • Adventurous & passion to learn, explore the night sky
  • Carry dinner/snacks to keep you energetic throughout the night (Pack your dinner before coming to meetpoint)
  • Patience to wait for decent sky conditions, if visibility is hindered by the local weather.
  • Shoes and Warm Clothes are recommended. Also carry Carpet & Blanket if you need inside tent
  • Enough Rest prior to the field trip
  • Personal medications if any.
  • Last but not the least; cooperation with the organizers for seamless experience of the entire trip.


  • Pack your dinner before coming to the meet-point to avoid delay (Smoking & Alcohol is strictly prohibited)
  • No washroom facility at the Venue
  • Do not litter : Help keep the event place clean
  • Keep tent clean: Do not drop food/beverages inside the tent (it would stink and lead to bad odor)

Tentative schedule for the event :-

  • Start from the Meet point by 7:30PM max
  • Reach the venue by 10:30 PM
  • 10:30 – 11:30 PM
    • Setup camp (learn & help pitching the tents)
    • Barbeque preparation.
    • Self introduction
  • 11:30 PM – 12:30 AM
    • Stargazing Basics : Learn how get oriented in the night sky for stargazing
    • Identifying the prominent constellations and how they can be used for navigation
  • 12:30 – 01:30 AM 
    • Configuration of inner and outer solar system planets and their key positions(Conjunction, Opposition & Elongation) as we observe from earth.
    • Unravel the secrets of the ringed gas giants: The Jupiter & Saturn
  • 01:30 – 02:30 AM
    • Jupiter telescopic observation/ Saturn / Mars and Milky way.
    • QnA session/Break
  • 02:30 – 04:00 AM
    • Understanding Moon formation, evolution and phases and Eclipses
    • Telescopic Observation of Moon with prominent features like Craters and Mare.
  • 04:00 – 05:00 AM
    • Lying on the ground for a 360 degree view of the sky and spot Meteors and Satellites.
    • Difference between Asteroids, Comets, Meteoroids, Meteors and Meteorites (Backup plan: If bad visibility)
  • 05:00 – 06:00 AM
    • Camp fire (if possible)
  • 06:00 – 06:30 AM
    • Group pic & pack up (Learn & help packing the tents)


In case you have any queries or concerns regarding the event you can reach out to below persons,

Zaheer- 9581420265 (For Organising)

Praveen Suryavanshi : 7702350484 (for Astronomy Sessions)

# Snaps from our past events:



Credit: AstroSoc PR team & Enthusiastic participants…


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