The National Institute for Astronomical Research NARIT invites you to joinStargazing Festival to Welcome the Cold Breeze 2023 – 2024, starts on the first day of November 3, watch here spectacle activities – astronomical phenomena worth following this winter.
It’s a must-have tradition every winter at the National Institute for Astronomical Research (NARIT). Stargazing festival Because clear skies and cool air are the most suitable for stargazing, and of course #NARIT is full of stargazing activities during this period. This year is extra special as we have a new observatory in #Khon Kaen joining us. Anyone living in Khon Kaen or traveling to Isan during the active period can bookmark this history.
Astronomical activities This will happen throughout the winter.W
1. Open the stargazing festival to welcome the cool breeze. On Jupiter Night, Jupiter will be closest to Earth this year, Friday, November 3, 2023, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., the first stargazing activity of the winter. It comes with the phenomenon of “Jupiter is closest to Earth during the year.” Look at Jupiter through a telescope. See the beauty of cloud clusters, the Great Red Spot and the Moon, and listen to a special talk revealing the interesting astronomical activities and phenomena that will occur throughout the festival. Participation is free and there is no fee.
2. Geminid meteor shower Night 14 – Morning 15 December 2023. Start watching the phenomenon at 8:00 pm until dawn. The highest rate of fall is approximately 120-150 stars/hour. Join us in counting the meteor showers. View celestial objects through a telescope at Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province, and the 7th Annual Christmas Observatory, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chachoengsao, Songkhla, and Khon Kaen. Participation is free and there are no fees.
3. Starry night over Bangkok Watch the stars downtown, Saturday 23 December 2023, from 6:00pm – 10:00pm at Penjaketi Park, Bangkok. Enjoy the experience of viewing stars and celestial bodies through a telescope in the heart of Bangkok. Find the stars hidden between the skyscrapers. Learn the basics of stargazing through a smartphone app with a professional stargazer. Ready to collect images of the moon through your smartphone from various types of telescopes. Joining is free, there is no fee.
4. Narit Night at the Museum 2023 December 23-24, 2023, 6:00-10:00 PM Exhibit Opening Special Night Planetarium and Stargazing Activities Experience learning about astronomy at night. And to celebrate Christmas among the stars you can meet at the Sirindhorn Astronomical Park, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province, and the Chaloem Phrakiat Observatory in Nakhon Ratchasima, Chachoengsao, Songkhla and Khon Kaen. Participation is free and there are no fees.
5. TNO Open House: Open day at the National Observatory inviting you to experience telescope technology. With a diameter of 2.4 metres, it is the largest and youngest in Southeast Asia. And watching the planets through a 1-meter telescope at the seventh birthday celebration of His Majesty the King’s Observatory (National Observatory) in Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai Province, in addition to visiting astronomers’ offices, which was held twice, the first time on Saturday, January 6, 2024 and the second time on Saturday, 3 February 2024 Quantity is limited to only 120 people at a time. Application fee is 300 baht per person.
Applications for both times will open on November 3, 2023 via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NARITPage (during the live stream at 8:00 PM onwards) 6. NARIT AstroFest 2024 #Astronomy Expo Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 9 :00 AM – 10:00 PM There will be a full astronomy activity on National Children’s Day. There is only once a year that Sirindhorn Astronomical Park is open. Visit the Advanced Astronomy Technology Laboratory Experience the research work of astronomers in various fields and stand a chance to win special souvenirs. And many educational astronomy media at this event. Regional sections can be found at the observatory held in honor of the seventh anniversary of the birth of His Majesty the King in Nakhon Ratchasima, Chachoengsao, Songkhla and Khon Kaen. Entry is free and at no cost.
7. Stargazing night Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM, the first time Thai people will look at the sky. #LookAtTheStars Together across the country. Establishing a telescope to observe celestial bodies. The winter constellations include the Moon in the early evening, Saturn, Jupiter, and the Andromeda Galaxy. A nebula in the Orion constellation and various star clusters throughout the sky, providing services throughout Thailand led by the NARIT Observatory, a school in the Astronomy Network. Thailand’s dark sky protected areas have more than hundreds of observation points combined. join for free. There are no fees.
8. Dark Sky Star Party Stargazing Travel Festival, Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at Pha Thiem National Park, Ubon Ratchathani Province Experience the wonders of the night sky. In the Dark Sky Park area, which has one of the best sky views in Thailand. With a convoy of half a hundred telescopes of amateur astronomers and an astronomy network with various astronomical activities, a history of watching nature at night, and an astrophotography workshop. Joining is free and there is no cost.
9. Narit Public Night: Stargazing every Saturday night Stargazing activities for the public View celestial objects through a 0.7 meter telescope and a variety of smaller telescopes. Willing to provide basic stars. Every Saturday night from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM for free! There is no charge.
Sirindhorn Astronomy Park, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province (November – May every year). For inquiries, call 088-2261-084 * From 4 November 2023 onwards – 7th Annual Christmas Commemoration Observatory, Nakhon Ratchasima, inside Suranare University of Technology. (Open all year round) For inquiries, call 0864291489.
Observatory in Honor of the Seventh Anniversary of the Birth of His Majesty the King, Chachoengsao, Wang Yen Sub-district, Blang Yao District, Chachoengsao District (open all year). For inquiries, call 088-2264-084.
Observatory in Honor of the 7th Birthday of His Majesty the King, Songkhla, Khao Roop Chang Sub-District, Mueang District, Songkhla District (open only from January to October every year). For inquiries, call 095-1450411.
Observatory in Honor of the Seventh Anniversary of the Birth of His Majesty the King, Khon Kaen, Ubonrat Dam Sub-District, Ubonrat District, Khon Kaen Province (open for service all year round) For inquiries, call 0638921854.
Participate in NARIT’s public night activity and enjoy stargazing every Saturday night. Including other special activities You can collect points online and exchange them for limited edition souvenirs (souvenirs depend on each redemption point) especially on the opening day of the Stargazing Festival… Enjoy the cool breeze (November 3, 23) just by participating. Activities anywhere you will enjoy Get 10 points instantly!
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