Friday Night Stargazing & Digital Planetarium Live Show

Check for availability and purchase your tickets here: www.gevme.com/fridaystargazing

ASTRONAUT EXPERIENCE @ The Science Centre Observatory

Dates:

4 Jun, 11 Jun (FULLY BOOKED)

2 Jul, 9 Jul (FULLY BOOKED)

30 Jul (FULLY BOOKED)

6 Aug, 13 Aug (FULLY BOOKED)

3 Sep, 10 Sep (FULLY BOOKED)

1 Oct, 8 Oct (FULLY BOOKED)

29 Oct (FULLY BOOKED)

5 Nov, 12 Nov (FULLY BOOKED)

Time:7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Target Age Group:

10 years old and above

(not suitable for children under 6)

Capacity per Session:20
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. 

More Programmes coming up in 2022.

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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 Telescope field and the Observatory.
  2. All participants must wear their masks/face shield at all times and ensure the social distancing and safe management measures in place at the Telescope field, the Observatory and Omni-Theatre.
  3. Participants without a valid ticket will not be allowed into the Observatory & Telescope field.
  4. Pre-book your tickets as early as possible and check for the availability. There will only be 50 slots for each date.
  5. Children below 12 years old must be accompanied by 1 adult with a valid ticket.
  6. For your safety, all participants must wear the safety goggles provided when viewing through the telescope.
  7. The stargazing activity and Digital Planetarium Live Show are not suitable for very young children aged 3 years and below.
  8. Stargazing is weather-dependent, there will be no refund or alternative activity in case of bad weather.
  9. No free Friday stargazing sessions until further notice.
  10. These dates are selected due to availability of celestial objects in the night sky.
  • 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 fill up the form here and give us a 50 - 100 words synopsis of your topic 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

    In light of the current situation, please note that we have suspended Astronomy booking until further notice. Please email  Doris_Chow@science.edu.sg and tan_jyh_harng@science.edu.sg

    If you would like to book the Observatory for a private event (20 - 80 persons), we offer the following packages for you to choose from.

    Each talk or planetarium show will be followed by a guided stargazing session (if weather permits). Each talk or show runs for 30 minutes.

    TimeProgramme A @ Science Centre ObservatoryProgramme B @ Science Centre ObservatoryProgramme C
    (@ venue of your choice)
    7.30pmAstronomy 101 talk(7.45pm) Introduction / BriefingIntroduction to Astronomy
    8pmGuided stargazingGuided stargazing / Planetarium showGuided stargazing
    9.30pmProgramme ends
    • The programmes above are meant for groups of 20 to 80 persons.
    • List of talks and digital planetarium shows may be available upon request.
    • To book a programme or for enquiries, please complete the booking form.

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

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