Overnight Star Gazing 23 Nov 2019

Khagol Mandal is glad to announce Overnight Sky Show at Neral on 23rd  November 2019.  Come and enjoy beautiful sky after very long monsoon. We will get to see Venus, Jupiter and Saturn all shining brilliantly in the evening sky. 

The program starts at 7.00 pm (IST) in the evening and runs up to 4.30 am (IST) next morning. The general outline of the program is as follows:

Date: Saturday 23rd November 2019

Time: 1900 hrs on Saturday to 0430 on Sunday. 

Language of Instructions: English

VENUE: Saguna Baag Farm House, Neral

ENTRY by Pre-Booking ONLY. No SPOT ENTRY !

Tentative Schedule:

1830 to 1900 hours: Registration for the program

1900 to 1930 hours: Introduction of Telescopes

1930 to 2200 hours: First Sky Session & Observations through Telescope

2200 to 2300 hours: Dinner Break

2300 to 0100 hours:Audio-Visual Session, Special Talk

0100 to 0130 hours: Tea Break

0130 to 0430 hours: Second Sky Session & Observations through Telescope

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


Rs. 450 /- per person for all participants.

Rs. 400 /- per student for all students from 8 ys to 16 yrs

Rs. 400/- for Senior Citizens as well as Khagol Mandal members

Entry Free for all kids up to age 8 yrs.

Optional Dinner Charges: Rs. 225/- per person

Bus services and 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.

The entry to the program is STRICTLY by PRE-BOOKING.


Paraphernalia Required:

You should carry your dinner tiffin (if you have not booked dinner), mattress / chatai for seating on open ground, sweaters, hand gloves, head scarf / muffler, water bottle and your personal Medicine. Carrying mosquito repellant like Odomas is recommended.

It will be reasonably cold…so do not forget to get sufficient warm clothings.

Also, it is recommended to carry light snacks for early morning when we get tea.

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

Where to meet ?

Meeting point is Nirman Park Society Gate on platform no. 1 at Neral station. Pick up from Neral station is arranged for the train timing mentioned and is free of cost. All those who join late or wish to live early will have to arrange travel from Neral to site on their own.

Mini Buses from Saguna Baug will pick up participants reaching by 1804 and 1858 train. Drop back will be after the program ends in the morning.

Location and How to reach:

Saguna Baag Farm House, Neral (W)

The 4.30 pm train on Karjat route from Mumbai Chhatrapati Maharaj Shivaji Terminus (CSMT) will take you to Neral at about 6.04 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:

CSMT- Karjat: 1630 (Dep) : 1804 (Arr)

Thane-Karjat: 1750 (Dep) : 1858 (Arr)

All trains going to Karjat and Khopoli stop at Neral.



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  1. Please give your contact details. The email IDs of Khagol Mandal staff are not responsive. I am finding it hard to contact KM team.

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