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Stargazing in the Light-flooded City

Galileo used a simple astronomical telescope 400 years ago to observe the night sky. His astonishing discoveries revolutionised human understanding of the solar system. He saw mountains and craters on the moon; confirmed the phases of Venus; discovered the four largest satellites of Jupiter and concluded that they were orbiting Jupiter regularly; confirmed the imperfections of celestial bodies. Today, despite the dazzling lights along the Victoria Harbour, we can still observe the Moon and planets in the night sky through the astronomical telescopes and to experience the moment when Galileo was amazed by the spectacular scene.

This stargazing activity allows the public to observe the starry sky through the telescopes and get to know the seasonal constellations on rooftop of the Space Museum. Participants can join at any time.

Date: 25.11.2020 (Wednesday)
Host: Sky Observers
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Venue: Rooftop, Hong Kong Space Museum
Language: To be conducted in Cantonese, supplemented with English

Note: The observation activities are subject to weather conditions and may be replaced by indoor activities.