Ever since we were children, we have looked up at the vast expanse of the cosmos, and marvelled at the magic of what lies beyond. Imagine finding a platform that helps rediscover this moment, and experience the awe-inspiring enormity and complexity of the universe, while standing on this little rock called Earth.
This was why Stargate™ came into being.
Created and run by amateur astronomers, Stargate™ aspires to provide a holistic offering that any astronomer would love. Stare at the skies through the telescopes in our observatories. Take a trip to the constellations with our astronomy tours. Learn about advances in astrophysics and space exploration through our workshops and online discussions with experts. See the universe differently through your camera lens at our astrophotography sessions.
In this journey, all you need to bring along, is curiosity. Stargate™ will be your uplink to the stars, your platform to the skies. Your gateway to the Universe.
To enable the curious mind to look up at the skies and find the answers it is looking for.
"Before we invented civilization our ancestors lived mainly in the open out under the sky. Before we devised artificial lights and atmospheric pollution and modern forms of nocturnal entertainment we watched the stars. There were practical calendar reasons of course but there was more to it than that. Even today the most jaded city dweller can be unexpectedly moved upon encountering a clear night sky studded with thousands of twinkling stars. When it happens to me after all these years it still takes my breath away.”
-- Carl Sagan from Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Created and run by amateur astronomers,
A published photographer and an astronomy enthusiast, Ramashish Ray started Stargate™ in 2015 with an observatory in Kausani. Having spent over 25 years at the regional and global helm of corporate giants such as Nokia and Samsung, Ramashish continues to pursue his passion with photography today while at the same time driving other businesses in the fields of electronics, mobiles and smart devices.
While being involved to different extents from the inception of Stargate™, Paul joined Stargate™ as CEO in 2019 with the objective of creating and growing the astronomy community. An amateur astronomer and a space buff himself, Paul graduated from IIM Calcutta before working at a national capacity with Nokia, Airtel and Samsung.