Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Astronomy featured on Channel NewsAsia on 2 Feb 2016



Astronomy in Singapore featured on Channel NewsAsia (CNA) last night 2 Feb 2016. It was a live broadcast for its news program Singapore Tonight at about 11:45pm.

You may watch it online on Toggle SG while it is still available. Ad videos may suddenly appear. You cannot skip them. Patiently wait for them to end and continue watching. Jump to the 37:30 minute mark in the following video:

http://video.toggle.sg/en/tv-show/news/feb-2016-cna-singapore-tonight/tue-2-feb-2016/367050

The following is the video of the International Space Station (ISS) flyby mentioned during the CNA news segment last night.

VIDEO: Missed the rare astronomical sight of the International Space Station in Singapore's skies yesterday? Amateur...
Posted by Channel NewsAsia Singapore on Monday, February 1, 2016


This video on Facebook garnered more than 150,000+ views, 2000+ likes, 1,700+ shares in less than 17 hours.

Big thank you to Channel NewsAsia for the interview invitation and publicity of the ISS flyby, rare planetary alignment in the morning sky and sidewalk astronomy in Singapore!

Visiting their broadcasting studio was an eye-opening experience.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Stargazing tonight at Bishan Park - 25 Jan 2016



Update 26 Jan 2016:

We had a good time last night observing the Moon, chatting with the public about the 5 planet alignment, upcoming Total Solar Eclipse and how to choose/buy a telescope.

And observing the bright and high flyby of International Space Station over our heads live!

This is a video of the flyby captured by my compact camera:



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Weather permitting, stargazing outside McDonald's Bishan Park tonight 25 Jan 2016 from 7:30pm.

Come see Moon and Jupiter through telescope and bright flyby by International Space Station above Singapore!

We can also chat astronomy regarding the buzz created by the local media about the 5 planets visible now in the early morning sky.

Follow my twitter for the latest updates!


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Moon-gazing outside Courts Toa Payoh - 19 Dec 2015



Weather permitting, Moon-gazing through telescope outside Courts Toa Payoh tonight 19 Dec 2015.

From 8:15pm onwards. Come see the beautiful half-lit Moon magnified!

Location of Courts Toa Payoh:

https://www.google.com.sg/maps/place/Courts+Toa+Payoh/@1.3319012,103.8476082,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x31da1766b34a4ca9:0xb6b6c7f67b629594

Check my twitter for latest updates.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Stargazing tonight at Bishan Park - 21 Nov 2015



School holidays are here!



Weather permitting, we will be conducting a stargazing session tonight 21 Nov at open grounds outside Bishan Park McDonald's from 7:30pm till late evening.

We will be deploying our telescopes for the public to enjoy free of charge as usual.

Bring your family and friends along and come see the Moon and stars through telescopes! Have a nice chat with us about the Universe we all live in.

Check my tweets for the latest updates.

See you tonight!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Stargazing tonight at Bishan Park McDonald's - 19 Nov 2015


Weather permitting, we will be stargazing at public open ground outside Bishan Park McDonald's tonight from 7:45pm.

Join us if you are free. Come see the Moon (and hopefully stars too!) through a telescope.

Don't take clear night skies for granted as the year end north-east monsoon is fast approaching.

Check my Twitter for latest updates. :)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Mid-Autumn Moon-gazing - 19 Sept 2015



Weather and haze permitting, mid-autumn Moon-gazing through our telescopes at McDonald's Bishan Park tonight 19 Sept 2015. From 7:45pm onwards.

Follow my Twitter for latest changes.

Seeya!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Super Moon stargazing tonight at Bishan Park - 29 Aug 2015



Weather permitting, we will be observing Super Moon, stars and planet outside Bishan Park McDonald's tonight, Saturday 29 Aug 2015 from 7pm.

Come join us and look through our telescopes. All are welcomed. Free of charge as it has always been.

This is a good explanation of Super Moon:



Here are the timings with reference to Singapore's local standard time for tonight's Super Moon:

Moon Rise = Sat 29 Aug 2015 at 6:46pm
Full Moon = Sun 30 Aug 2015 at 2:26am (Super Moon)
Moon Set = Sun 30 Aug 2015 at 7:11am

Wherever you are tonight, take a good look at the Moon and see if you find it bigger than other Full Moons!