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The Observatory (at the Omni-Theatre building) 21 Jurong Town Hall Road Singapore 609433 6425 2500
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Stargaze together at The Observatory

Contributed by: Shirley on 6 Aug 2012 1:09 PM
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Singapore Science Centre has this free stargazing sessions every Friday 7.50pm to 10pm at The Observatory(at the Omni-Theatre building).

If you know Singapore's geography, where it 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.

Do print out a list of star constellation patterns and try to spot them! Visitors are able to take a peep at the various kinds of telescope provided to have an up-close look at the sky.

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We arrived around 720pm and the staffs were busy setting up the telescopes. Free information handouts with illustrations were given to us to have a better understanding and reference books were on display for us to flip through, very informative and interesting, after we finished gazing the stars, we even sat around the books and read them.

Initially we thought since it’s a weekly affair, there shouldn’t be much visitors so we can have the whole telescope to ourselves.

We were really surprised attendance that day was overwhelming, we had to queue for each telescope station, even the staffs were taken aback, they said most probably due to after National Day, i wonder why would Singaporeans think of stargazing during National Day period, Mr.LTT said “because seen too much Singapore flag” -_-”

The staffs there were friendly and knowledgeable, they would help to point out the different types of stars patiently because sometimes we can’t really figure out where is the exact location (all looks the same to us =X) but to be fair, we do figure out the shapes formation after they pointed them out.

Through the main telescope, we can see planet Saturn so up-close that i thought it looks like an image printed on the telescope lens to cheat us. The ring around Saturn can be seen so clearly and detailed!

It was a very enriching experience, Dear even suggested that we come every month to see the different star constellations, errr…we shall see.

For a more detailed description of our experience, visit our blog post on Stargaze together at The Observatory.

Last updated: 19 Nov 2012 11:53 PM