Friday Night Stargazing & Digital Planetarium Live Show

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ASTRONAUT EXPERIENCE @ The Science Centre Observatory

Dates:

Every 3rd and 4th Friday of the month, unless otherwise stated.

Time:

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Target Age Group:

Minimum age is 7 years old (Primary 1)

Capacity per Session:

24

Programme Outline:

Live Planetarium Show (45 mins)

DIY Galileo Telescope (45 mins)

VR Experience of the Apollo 11 Mission (45 mins)

Private Stargazing session (45 mins)

Register Now:

www.gevme.com/fridaystargazing

Please note:

  • Children below 12 years old (primary level) must be accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. 

CRASH COURSE ASTRONOMY @ The Science Centre Observatory

Dates:Once every 3 months
Time:7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Target Age Group:Minimum age is 7 years old (Primary 1)
Capacity per Session:40
Programme Outline:

Make your own paper Sundial and Planisphere (45 mins)

Stargazing ethnic and telescope set up basics (45 mins)

Set up of portable telescopes and stargazing  at the main observatory (45 mins)

Register Now:www.gevme.com/fridaystargazing

Please note:

  • Children below 12 years old (primary level) must be accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. 

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Safety Precautionary Measures at The Science Centre Observatory & Digital Planetarium Live Show in the Omni-Theatre

  1. Only participants with a valid ticket will be allowed access into the Observatory field and the Observatory.
  2. All participants must wear their masks/face shield indoors.
  3. The Science Centre Observatory follows the prevailing COVID-19 safe management measures.
  4. Participants without a valid ticket will not be allowed into the Observatory area.
  5. Pre-book your tickets as early as possible and check for the availability.
  6. Children below 12 years old must be accompanied by 1 adult with a valid ticket.
  7. For your safety, all participants must wear the safety goggles provided when viewing through the telescope.
  8. The stargazing activity and Digital Planetarium Live Show are not suitable for very young children aged 3 years and below.
  9. Stargazing is weather-dependent, there will be no refund or alternative activity in case of bad weather.
  10. No free Friday stargazing sessions until further notice.
  11. These dates are selected due to availability of celestial objects in the night sky.

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  • Our Observatory


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    Our Observatory is situated at the following geographical coordinates: 1.3342 deg N latitude, 103.7357 deg E longitude, 15.27 m Height (m.s.l)

    Our Observatory is one of the few in the world that is located next to the Equator. This unique position opens up more vistas in the sky and allows us to view constellations in both the northern and southern celestial hemispheres.

    Our Observatory is also endowed with a range of sophisticated facilities as well as a classroom for astronomy lessons, slide shows and public talks to enhance your stargazing experience:

    • The main telescope is a 40-cm Cassegrain reflector of combined focal length 520-cm.
    • Its sub-telescope is a 15-cm apochromatic Kepler refractor of focal length 180-cm.
    • The equatorial mount for the telescopes was designed with an accompanying English yoke to provide the necessary stability for the drive and tracking mechanisms.
    • The 5.5-metre stainless steel dome can be made to swivel in any direction and its shutter can be made to slide open to focus the telescope on interesting objects in the sky.

    Other stargazing instruments include some portable telescopes and a smaller observation dome that houses our second largest telescope - an 11" telescope coupled with a 7" telescope. Both telescopes are Cassegrain reflectors.

  • Astronomy 102 vodcasts


  • New! Share your passion for astronomy with others

    Science Centre Observatory is inviting you to share with our visitors on any topics related to astronomy! Simply email a 50 - 100 words synopsis of your topic to tan_jyh_harng@science.edu.sg and we will publicise on your behalf!

    *We will contact you within 3 working days upon signing up. Content for your talk needs to be submitted to us for review at least 1 week in advance.

  • Astronomy Booking

    If you would like to book the Observatory for a private event (40 - 80 persons), please review and complete the booking form.

    * Astronomy programmes are not available for bookings on public holidays.

    For any further enquiries, please send an email to tan_jyh_harng@science.edu.sg .

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