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Colours of the SunTop

 

(To be conducted in Cantonese, supplemented with English)

Colours of the Sun

Our Sun is highly active and dynamic and affects us all the time. Hence, its daily changes are assiduously recorded by astronomers. As sunlight is extremely intense, safe and effective light reduction is a must to protect our eyes during observation. The Hong Kong Space Museum will organise a series of solar observation activities to let visitors observe the Sun safely with specialised astronomical telescopes and at the same time learn some interesting tidbits regarding our star.

Date: 7.10, 21.10, 4.11, 18.11, 9.12, 23.12.2021 (Thursdays)
Hosts: Programme Assistants of the Hong Kong Space Museum and Museum Volunteers
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm (October)
3:30 – 4:30pm (November and December)
Venue: Rooftop, Hong Kong Space Museum

Free admission. Queue up at the venue to join.

The activity may be cancelled due to unfavourable weather conditions without prior notice.

Stargazing in the Light-flooded CityTop

 

(To be conducted in Cantonese, supplemented with English)

闹巿星踪

In 1609, Galileo used a simple telescope to observe the night sky for the first time. He saw mountains and craters on the Moon, phases of Venus just like our Moon's and the four largest satellites of Jupiter that were orbiting around the planet. His astonishing discoveries revolutionised human understanding of the Solar System and laid down the foundation of modern astronomy. Today, in spite of the dazzling lights on both sides of the Victoria Harbour, we can still observe the Moon and planets through astronomical telescopes and relive the moment when Galileo was awestruck by these celestial wonders.

This stargazing activity invites the public to observe the night sky through telescopes and learn the seasonal constellations on the rooftop of the Space Museum. Participants are welcome to join any time during the event.

Date: 13.10.2021 postponed to 3.11.2021 (Wednesday) due to typhoon
Hosted by Space Observers H.K.
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Venue: Rooftop, Hong Kong Space Museum

Free admission. Queue up at the venue to join.

Note: The observation activities may be replaced by indoor activities or be cancelled subject to weather conditions.

 

Starry WonderlandTop

 

(To be conducted in Cantonese, supplemented with English)

Starry Wonderland

The Space Museum will transform into a wonderland for one evening. Each participant can enjoy different activities at various locations inside the museum. They can observe the stars with an astronomical telescope at the rooftop, or learn about the constellations and the Solar System planets at the foyer. Adults and kids will both have a fruitful and enjoyable evening at the museum.

Date: 26.11.2021 (Friday)
Hosts: Assistant Curators of the Hong Kong Space Museum, Museum Volunteers and Hong Kong Astronomical Society
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Venue: Foyer, Rooftop and Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum

Free admission.

Queue up at various locations to join.