Due to uncertain weather conditions and unsuitable timings of Total Lunar Eclipse we are unable to organise any public program on 27th July. Instead we will organise a sky observation session on 28th July(Sat) from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the rooftop of Sky Watchers' Association. The event of Total Lunar Eclipse (on 27.07.2018) can be observed easily from Kolkata and its surroundings with unaided eyes. So enjoy the longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the century from your own rooftop or any other open space near you. Since Mars will remain brightest from 27th to 30th of July, please visit our association on 28th July to have a closer look of Mars and other three planets(Jupiter, Saturn and Venus) on the eve of opposition of Mars.
Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are?
Maybe we are so tired from our daily work that we don't wonder anymore. We leave them to be where they belongs.
But for a moment if we go back to our childhood, we all can remember at least one thing related to the night sky, if not many. I'm sure we're all familiar with the song. Some of us even tried to count the stars.
Won't it be great if we could relive those moments?
Sadly we don't have a time machine in our association but we do have some telescopes! They are pretty much same, isn't it? Sorry, before you get angry read a little more.
When you are looking at a star which is, suppose, 80 light years away from us, you are actually looking at the star as it was 80 years ago! Maybe it's dead by now.
Before blowing up your mind let me tell you one more thing, if you look through our telescopes, you can see the phases of Venus(it looks like moon), bands of Jupiter and the beautiful rings of Saturn!
Visit us next Saturday!