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Decorated by jewelling stars, the night sky is never monotonous in spite of its darkness. The clear starry sky in early autumn makes this season the best one in a year for star-gazing. Although there is no exceptionally bright star in the sky, the constellations in autumn tell the story of a heroic rescue of a beautiful princess ¢w the brave Perseus saved Princess Andromeda, the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, by turning the sea monster Cetus into stone with the head cut from the snaky-haired monster Medusa.

The new Sky Show ¡§Astronomyths¡¨ will lead you into a journey through ancient and modern times, starting with an introduction to some ancient Greek myths about constellations in autumn. Also mentioned is the current use of modern space probes and telescopes in search of celestial bodies in deep space. We will explore the birth of black holes, discover extra-solar planets in the so-called ¡§habitable¡¨ zone, as well as appreciate spectacular nebulae, clusters and galaxies, including the most distant one that can be viewed with naked eyes by humans.

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In Greek mythology, the constellation of Pisces came from two Greek Gods Aphrodite and Eros who tried to hide from the battle of the Titans by turning themselves into fish and jumping into a river.

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Looking towards the constellation of Pisces, the ¡§SWIFT¡¨ Space Telescope of NASA, United States, discovered a very powerful and violent gamma-ray burst in 2005, indicating the death of a giant star which had collapsed and become a black hole.

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On Mount Olympus where the Greek Gods lived, a young male cupbearer (on the right) serving the Gods became the constellation of Aquarius.

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Through the Hubble Space Telescopes, we found a nebula looking like a helix in the constellation of Aquarius. Being a star approaching death, it becomes a beautiful planetary nebula because its outer layers are continuously expanding.

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According to a Greek myth, Perseus beheaded the snaky-haired monster Medusa, used her head to defeat a sea monster and saved Princess Andromeda.

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Andromeda Galaxy is the most distant galaxy that can be viewed with naked eyes by humans. It is larger than our Milky Way system and is 2.3 million light years from Earth.

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Show Period : 1 July 2011 to 31 December 2011
Place : Stanley Ho Space Theatre
Admission Fees :

Front stalls $24, Stalls $32 (Standard)
Front stalls $12, Stalls $16 (Concession)
 -  Concession is applicable to full-time students, people with disabilities and senior citizens aged 60 or above
 -  Children under 3 years old will not be admitted

Duration : 41 minutes (the first 16 minutes is a seasonal planetarium show)
Show Schedule : Please refer to "Stanley Ho Space Theatre Show Schedule" 
Ticketing : Please refer to "Ticketing Information"

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