Canada Astronomy Tour

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Sep 14 - 25, 2017
Group size: 15-15
Canada Astronomy Tour
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Amar Sharma
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180000 INR
Deposit: 52000 INR
Sep 14 - 25, 2017
Group size: 15-15

About this trip

An astronomical extravaganza to four of the darkest national parks of Canada, to feast on astronomy with telescopes & binoculars, all from under extremely dark skies, hosted by one of India's foremost passionate & active amateur astronomers, Amar Sharma.


We have chosen some of the darkest locations of Canada, situated in the provinces of Nova Scotia, Quebec, Alberta, which will grant us opportunities to experience divine nights – and wet ourselves into the grand world of astronomy – all from pristine Canadian Nature. This is a group tour, wherein we travel together over 11 nights.


Aurorae Borealis, where the entire sky scintillates with fiery hues, are breath-taking sightings known to most travellers nowadays, but we will also look into the sky far deeper than one generally does. Laying under the pitch dark night skies, we will get to witness the arching dense Milky Way band which appears like a grey-scale watercolour painting, along with a black sky so studded with countless tiny stars that it will feel like looking at grains of sand from a beach glued onto the canvas above your head! Furthermore, through telescopes & binoculars, observing nebulae will render them nearly 3-d in appearance; star clusters will come 'screaming out' of the eyepiece; even distant galaxies will be pretty vivid fuzzes of light; all this is not just an awe-inspiring experience, but even a life changing one; something largely amiss today. Our astronomy host Amar will infect you into loving the night sky and tutor you into 'observational astronomy' like you would have never even projected for yourself.


As the pioneer of 'astronomy tourism' in Asia, we inspire you better than no one else. Come see Canada / Nature, for once, our astronomical way!

What’s included

Breakfast

Accommodation (twin sharing)

Road transfers

Astronomy activities

Entry tickets to institutes and national parks

Astronomy kit

Not included

Lunches & dinners
Canadian visa

International flights

Domestic flights

Any taxes

1% transaction fee (WeTravel) + 2.9% credit card charges

Before You Go

Most important: Multiple woolen clothes and thermal wear (for very cold temperatures at night, approximate +5*C) are solely your responsibility; we are not responsible for any difficulties caused by low temperatures to those who are not used to chilly weather


Please communicate for any other personal requirements

Itinerary

Arrival at Halifax, Nova Scotia, airport
Day 1
Transfer to accommodation. Free night / rest

Your Organizer


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Amar Sharma
An amateur astronomer for last 15 years, one who chose to make his profession popularizing astronomy and making the society look up at the night sky, without becoming a professional astronomer. An experienced observational astronomer having spent thousands of hours under the night sky, Amar is also far too involved in many other creative areas of astronomy. He's an: invigorated communicator; extremely expressive writer; author of the upcoming deepest book on amateur astronomy; encyclopedia on 20th century comet hunters & discoverers; ccd camera imager; astrosketcher; dark sky conservator & fighter of light pollution; pioneer of astronomy tourism in India; and more. Amar happens to be the first accidental discoverer of a celestial object (Mira-type variable star) using a ccd camera in personal capacity, in the modern history of India! World renowned comet hunter David Levy honoured him with his own asteroid discovery as "380607 Sharma"! He's India's *most* active amateur astronomer!