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Solar Observation

A partial solar eclipse will be visible in Hong Kong on 26 December 2019. The partial eclipse begins at 12:17 p.m. The Sun is located at about 44 degrees above the southern horizon at that time. The entire eclipse will end at 3:22 p.m. The Hong Kong Space Museum will organise an observation activity with local astronomy societies on that day. Different observation equipment and telescopes will be provided for the public to admire this special astronomical event. Interested person can join the activity for free.

Date: 26.12.2019 (Thursday)
Hosted by Hong Kong Space Museum, museum volunteers and local astronomical societies
Time: 12:00 nn - 3:30 pm
Venue: Rooftop, Hong Kong Space Museum
 
 

Astronomy Happy HourTop

 

(To be conducted in Cantonese, supplemented with English)

Astronomy Happy Hour

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. 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 on the rooftop of the Space Museum. Participants can join at any time.

Date: 22.1.2020 (Wednesday) Hosted by Cosmoers
19.2.2020 (Wednesday) Hosted by Space Observers HK
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Venue: Rooftop, Hong Kong Space Museum
 
 

Astronomy Carnival Top

 

(To be conducted in Cantonese, supplemented with English)

Astronomy Carnival

The programme has three parts and one of them allows the audience to appreciate the distinctive starry sky of the four seasons in the Stanley Ho Space Theatre which is equipped with an advance planetarium projection system. Besides, professional instructors will provide the audience with a complete guide to the eight planets of the solar system and let them explore the surfaces of the planets. In addition, audience can observe the Moon, planets and other celestial bodies through the astronomical telescopes. Interested parties can queue up at the various venues of the Space Museum to join the activities.

Date: 17.3.2020 (Tuesday) Hosted by Sky Observers Association HK
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Venue: Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Lecture Hall and Rooftop, Hong Kong Space Museum


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