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Friday, October 9, 2009

Star Maps - October 2009

I'm a bit late with the star map for this month.
As usual, the object that will be viewed the most will be planet Jupiter. Still bright in the sky, it will be visible all the way to December.

Regarding other objects in the sky, you might that the night sky looks very barren lately. As we enter the last quarter of the year, the constellations do not contain many bright stars so our light polluted sky makes it very difficult to see the majority of the stars illustrated in the Star Map below.

At SCOB, we will try to find a few interesting double stars and star clusters.
Our constellations of the month include Pegasus (a large square shape of stars) and Andromeda (famous for containing the large Andromeda Galaxy). These constellations should be visible towards the North-East on a night without clouds and without moon.

Friday, October 2, 2009

TONIGHT: Mid Autumn Nite. Free Lanterns and Mooncakes, Special discounts for Science Centre, IMAX Movie and Snow City.


Right, the Mid Autumn Festival is just around the corner. There will be a beautiful *almost* full moon tonight, and tonight's Observatory will be very very special...

As part of the International Year of Astronomy's (IYA2009) celebrations, there will be a special mega event at the Science Centre Singapore Observatory, and we hope you can join us! Admission is FREE, as usual. :)

Mid Autumn Nite

The event starts at 6 with a romantic lantern walk from Chinese Garden MRT Station to Science Centre Singapore Observatory. Participants of the lantern walk will receive a *free* lighted lantern. Bask in the warm glow of the candlelight, under an enchanting sky.

On arriving at Science Centre Singapore Observatory, you will receive a free mooncake, while stocks last :) Find the lively area buzzing with stage activities and games, as well as children's hands-on activities. Children, expect to make your own limited edition 3D planetarium to look at stars at home!

From 8pm to 10pm, more than 10 telescopes will be set up all around the Science Centre Singapore Observatory for your viewing pleasure. At the same time, there will be 2 Moon Talks for the scientifically inclined, a high definition movie screening under the stars "The Universe", and of course, a screening of the enchanting Disney Pixar movie, Wall E.

Finally, good news for all of you:

Omnitheatre, Snow City and Science Centre Singapore will all be open until 10PM (extended hours), and at special rates!

Omnitheatre IMAX Movie:

$7.50 Adult (UP: $10), $4 Child (UP: $5)

Snow City:

$11 Pax (UP: $13)

Science Centre Singapore:

$4.50 Adult (UP: $6), $2.25 Child (UP: $3)

While you are there, check out our new exhibitions: Science of F1, Microbes, Mathematics, and our new IMAX movie: Space Station.

With so much happening at SCOB, what are you waiting for? Come on and join us tonight!!