Celebrations of two years of Total Solar Eclipse of 2009: Screening “The Eclipse of Taregna”

It has been two years since two teams from The Amateur Astronomers Association Delhi successfully saw the eclipse… We invite you to come and celebrate the success of this eclipse by coming and watching along with us a beautiful Short Film “The Eclipse of Taregna” .

About The Eclipse of Taregna :
Mr. Pathak is worn out by life, and indifferent to NASA’s announcement that the best place to view the upcoming solar eclipse will be his town Taregna. However, his grandson Roshan’s curiosity for the celestial event of a lifetime is boundless. When Pathak finally notices that Roshan needs a father figure, he can no longer remain a bystander to life.

The Screening will be followed by a Lecture by Mr. Ajay Talwar about Eclipses in India till 2020.

Venue: Nehru Planetarium, Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi-110011
Time : 12:00 noon
Date : July, 24th 2011

Rakesh Chaudhary
Rakesh Chaudhary
Purav Bhandare, Saagar Kale, Geetika Tyagi and Surendra Rajan

Winner – Grand Jury Prize for Best Short – Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles ’11
Winner – Best Short – East Harlem International Film Festival ’11
Winner – Founder’s Choice – Queens World Film Festival ’11
Winner – Best Actor for Surendra Rajan – Queens World Film Festival ’11

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Please feel free to write to Raghu at raghukalra@aaadelhi.org


Images courtesy: AAAD member Deepak Dogra. Taken at Majkhali, near Ranikhet. 15-16 June 2011.

On June 15, 2011 skywatchers around the subcontinent were treated with an amazing treat for the eyes as the earth hid the moon in its umbral shadow. This eclipse was the deepest lunar eclipse in the past decade and the Deepak and rest of the AAAD gang was there to see it. The span of this eclipse was over a 100 minutes.

Once again I would like to congratulate Deepak for this stunning photography work.