Mt Abu

Mt Abu Observatory - The First View

Mt Abu Observatory - The First View

Well, courtesy our school, did manage to get away on a two day trip to Mt Abu on the 28 and 29 January…scaling it to the top of the Chandela, Anadra and the upper Kodra dam with the kids was exhilerating.We did 50-70 degree rock climbing without safety belts and some rapelling too and the kids enjoyed it all thoroughly.The warm khichhdi meals at the end of the day tasted like five star biryani!And even the Brit in the team, Steve, went for a third helping 🙂
And thanks to Dr Prasanna, observed a bianry star – one large and blue, the other tiny and green at the observatory. Apart from the Infra Red observatory another first time experience was seeing a Nicmoss camera which has its lense housed inside nitrogen solution! Ooops! Would post pictures of that later if it comes out well.…Missed the cardamom and eucalyptus scented mornings of Kodai, which used to be my winter vac haunt a few years back.

I seem to have lost the capacity to be completely, totally happy and immersed in the moment. Is this because I am growing old or because I have grown up??  😉

At the Observatory Children Watching Binary Stars

At the Observatory Children Watching Binary Stars

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