“And now it’s clear,” he said passing the telescope eyepiece toward me. “Can you see a big dot and three other small dots on the same line?”
“That’s Jupiter and it’s 3 moons”
Standing on a big lawn of India’s first astronomy resort in a 6 degree Celcius cold winter early morning in a place 100 km from Jaipur, we saw Jupiter and it’s two moons”.
A year back I read about this offbeat resort on Tripoto and made a mental note to visit this place when we go to Jaipur next.
I’ve always loved the idea of staring at the stars in the night or looking at the moon wondering if there’s life out there somewhere.
I took this passion to another extent when I learned photography and tried my hand at astrophotography. I learned about Milkyway, I learned about stars and it’s trails, the constellations, and planets. But there’s only a little I could get from all the apps and online sites. Never really knew how I could do and learn more. But then came Astroport.
Astroport is for people like me. For people who love the stars and want to know more about it but don’t have a cool friend who owns a high-end telescope or has the knowledge to talk about the stars and constellations
It’s an astronomy resort in Sariska. It’s a tiger reserve 100 KM from Jaipur. This area is considered as the second darkest place in the whole of India giving a brilliant chance to see the stars better.
We arrived at Astroport at 7 Pm after a whole days drive. It was a tough place to reach and we got lost in the dark a little. Thanks to the help of a couple of locals, we reached this beautiful place.