Kausani

Uttrakhand

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Observatory in Kausani

Situated in the state of Uttarakhand that Mahatma Gandhi lovingly called the "Switzerland of India", our first private observatory was opened in 2016. Guided by our friendly and highly experienced StarGuide, and equipped with a fantastic 8” computerised GoTo telescope, you can explore the wonderful view of the Universe.

Activities at the Observatory
  • Telescope Show - Moon, the planets and deep-sky objects
  • Sun Show - Day show where you can see sunspots
  • Astrophotography workshops
  • Educational tours
  • Stargazing Safaris
  • Space & Astronomy Museum

Kausani Shows

at Stargate™ Observatory


Sun - Our Closest Star

Explore the sun in all its glory, through our telescope specially fitted with solar filters. If you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of sun spots. And, who knows, maybe even a solar flare!

Duration

Slots of one hour, can be done along with the Himalayan Watch

Seats

50 per slot


Himalayan Watch

See the peaks of Uttarakhand up close through our Field Scope. Observe the slopes of Trishul as it changes colour by reflecting off different shades of sunlight. Marvel at the glory of Nanda Devi, the tallest peak completely in India, and the world's fourth tallest peak.

Duration

Slots of one hour, can be done along with the Sun Show

Seats

50 per slot


The Night Sky - Silver Show

View the Moon and the Planets theough the telescope. Observe the texture of the surface of the Moon, ridden with craters. Try and spot the four Galilean Moons of Jupiter. And revel in the magnificence of Saturn's rings.

Duration

30 min

Seats

15 per show


The Night Sky - Gold Show 1

Combine a viewing of deep sky objects along with the Moon and the planets. Identify galaxies, nebulae and star clusters and learn about their place in this universe

Duration

45 min

Seats

5 per show


The Night Sky - Gold Show 2

Take a journey through the deep sky, visiting nebulae, galaxies and star clusters on the way. Understand their effect on our existence, and their influence in this universe.

Duration

45 min

Seats

15 per show

Things to do

at Stargate™ Observatory

Himalayan Tour
Through Telescope

Explore the Sun

Look Up the
Night Sky

Stargate™ Museum

Star Shop

Explore the Sun

In the daytime, you can book a solar observation session and observe the sun through the telescope. We have got a completely safe as a par IOA specification professional Solar filter to be attached with our telescope. You can interact with our expert and watch an informative video based on the studies of Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, Solar Dynamic Observatory and Stereo Mission.

How to reach Stargate™ Observatory

Kausani, Uttarakhand

By Road:

From Delhi catch overnight buses to Haldwani or Kathgodam railways station. From there private or shared taxi can be booked and it takes about approximately 5 hours you to Kausani.

By Flight:

From Delhi catch overnight buses to Haldwani or Kathgodam railways station. From there private or shared taxi can be booked and it takes about approximately 5 hours you to Kausani.

By Train + Road:

Take Shatabdi Express that starts in the morning from New Delhi to Kathgodam or take many overnight trains to Kathgodam or Haldwani from Old Delhi Railway station and continue to Kausani by road.

Address: Near Anashakti Ashram Kausani, Dist.: Bageshawar Pin: 122002 Uttrakhand, India

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