Starscapes Expands its Presence in Uttarakhand, Launches New Observatory in Mukteshwar

Starscapes Mukteshwar Kids activity area


Starscapes Mukteshwar Kids activity area

After an overwhelming response for their observatory in Kausani and Bhimtal, Starscapes, India’s leading Astro tourism company, has launched its third public observatory in Uttarakhand.

Starscapes’ new observatory in Mukteshwar will offer tourists a holistic astronomical experience, with a variety of activities both during the day and at night, ranging from stargazing excursions to astrophotography, and sun observation. Located at Sargakhet in Mukteshwar, it is easily accessible from all the main tourist sites in the area. Additionally, the new observatory is only an 8-hour drive from Delhi for anyone looking to spend a weekend away from the city.

A trained astronomy expert will guide the visitors on their stargazing journey. The observatory has an astronomy experience centre where a number of engaging sessions will be conducted round the clock. The Experience Center has a virtual room that explains constellations and the night sky using Mukteshwar’s precise GPS coordinates. Visitors can also take part in beginner-level astrophotography classes that teach them how to take pictures of star trails and constellations. There is also an on-site cafe, a dedicated activity zone for kids , and a sit-out area with a stunning view of the Himalayas.

Some of the other activities are

  • Stargazing sessions: A guided session by Starscapes ‘Starguides’ who will tell you all about the universe.
  • Sun Observation: Want to watch the sun without squinting in agony? Starscapes can arrange for safe viewing of the sun to discover some of the fascinating aspects you didn’t know about the sun.
  • Star parties: Get your group along to experience the enigma of the cosmos with an up-close-and-personal viewing of the moon and other planetary objects. From stargazing safari to astrophotography, Starscapes’ Star parties will have it all.
  • Selfie with the stars: We’re not talking about movie stars here; we’re talking about real stars. Imagine a backdrop of star-studded night sky and a selfie with the stars? Starscapes can make it happen.

Commenting on the new launch, Paul Savio, CEO and Co-Founder, Starscapes, said, “A few months ago, we conducted an Astro-camp in Mukteshwar, for which we got an incredibly positive response from tourists as well as from the local community in Mukteshwar. The response we received was the deciding factor for opening a permanent observatory in Mukteshwar. A picturesque and charming location like Mukteshwar offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to experience the magic of the night sky and explore the great outdoors. Our observatories in Kausani and Bhimtal have been popular destinations for Astro tourism. We hope to receive a similar response for our new observatory in Mukteshwar

Location map: https://goo.gl/maps/zxfBos1RRaygUPHr5

To book tickets: Call 9667307015

About Starscapes Private Limited

Starscapes is a unique platform that offers a holistic astronomy experience to give voice to your curiosity about the vast skies beyond our stratosphere. Founded in 2017 by astronomy aficionado Ramashish Ray with Paul Savio joining him as Co-Founder and CEO in 2019, Starscapes is India’s first and only chain of observatories that gives travel enthusiasts an integrated astronomy experience.