Stargazing in the Garden on 19 Oct 2019

Bandar Seri Begawan – If you want to explore the night sky, then join us for these fun stargazing at the Eco Ponies Garden in Tutong on October 19, 2019. You can bring your telescope and enjoy camping under the stars featuring the Orionids Meteor Shower!

This will be the first time ever Meteor Shower observation in Brunei Darussalam plus exciting astronomy programmes and talk! Astronomy enthusiasts are most welcome to join, and to note that space available are limited – Book Now!

Reservation:

Call Eco Ponies Garden For booking & details: +6738913811 (Eyun). Address #86 Jalan Bukit Sulang, Kg Bang Nukat, Lamunin, Tutong. TG2375. Brunei Darussalam.

Programme (tentative):

4.30 pm           -Registration / Check In
7.00 pm           -Astronomy Crafts for Kids by Eco Ponies Garden
-Dinner
8.30 pm           -Astronomy Talk 1: Beyond our Solar System by PABD
                        -Stargazing*
                     -Optional Activities (Herb Hunting / Nature Night Walk)
                        -Astronomy Theater
6.30 am        -Breakfast
                      -Solar Observation* by PABD
8.30 am           -Astronomy Talk 2: Being in the Moon shadow, Chasing the 2019 Annular Solar Eclipse by PABD
                        -Optional Activities (Herb Hunting / Junior cooking class)
10.30 am       -End

* Subject to weather, and there are no refunds if the shower/stars aren’t visible due to cloud cover
** Prayer areas for male and female are provided by Eco Ponies Garden

Pricing:

Package Option Price per pax
Package A: 1-night camping/stay at EcoPonies Garden, Dinner and Breakfast with free flow of hot drinks, Rural Darksky, All Night Stargazing & Meteor Observation*, Astronomy TalksB$25 (Adult)
B$20 (Students – 18 years old and below)
B$10 (Members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam)
Package B: Walk-in (no camp), Dinner and Breakfast with free flow of hot drinks, Rural Darksky, All Night Stargazing & Meteor Observation*, Astronomy Talks B$15

Optional activities such as Nature Night Walk, Herb Hunting and Campfire are available only by request at additional charge.

Activity Details

Programme DetailsAstronomy Crafts for Kids by Eco Ponies Garden (1 hour) Kids needs hands on activities to feel more connected to the outer world and astronomy. These fun crafts will make this feel more hands on for the kiddos using natural materials found around the garden.

Astronomy Talk 1: Beyond our Solar System by PABD (1 hour) What is Beyond Our Solar System – Stars, Galaxies, Black Holes and More? The talk by Executive Committee of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam will bring you farther to explore beyond our Solar System in depth to unveil the mysteries of our Universe.

Stargazing (all night) Join the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD) to look at the wonders of the night sky featuring the Orionids meteor shower or shooting stars from a rural dark site.

Astronomy Theater (1 hour +) Take off on an awe-inspiring movies of touring our solar system – Earth’s moon, Meteorites, Inner planets and more

Solar Observation (1 hour) Astronomy is not limited at night-time. Learn the techniques to gaze our Sun and Solar Eclipse safely during daytime. Discover the features visible on our Sun.

Astronomy Talk 2: Being in the Moon shadow, Chasing the 2019 Annular Solar (1 hour) Why you need to watch the upcoming Annular Solar Eclipse? The talk will cover the historical significances of eclipses, rare frequency of solar eclipse in Brunei Darussalam and viewing the phenomenon safely. The Secretary-General of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam will present an informal overview of the eclipse, sharing personal experience of watching the total eclipse of the sun and take questions from the participants.

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