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!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Stargazing outside Starbucks at Toa Payoh Hub - 23 Aug 2015



Weather permitting, Moon and stargazing through telescopes tonight, Sunday 23 Aug 2015. From 7:45pm. Outside Starbucks at Toa Payoh Hub (not library).

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Stargazing outside Courts Toa Payoh - 25 July 2015



Update 8:00 pm: No stargazing tonight. Cancelled due to bad weather.

Update 6:47pm: Clouds rolling in. Event on hold. Will continue to monitor sky condition.

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Weather permitting, we will be conducting an impromptu stargazing session at open grounds outside Courts Toa Payoh tonight Saturday 25 July 2015. From 8pm.

Google Map location: https://goo.gl/maps/MmMc3

Follow my tweets for latest updates --> http://www.twitter.com/astro.sg

Come observe Moon, planets and stars through our telescopes!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Stargazing outside Courts Toa Payoh - 22 July 2015



We will be conducting an impromptu stargazing session at open grounds outside Courts Toa Payoh tonight. From 8pm.

Google Map location: https://goo.gl/maps/MmMc3

Come look at Moon, planets and stars through our telescopes!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pluto Flyby by New Horizons - 14 July 2015



Update 16 July 2015:  (Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)

High-resolution partial view of Pluto:



Latest image of Charon (Pluto's moon):





Update 15 July 2015:

Stunning new images from New Horizons. (Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)


Full frame colour photo of Pluto.

In false colours. Pluto (left) and Charon.

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On 14 July 2015, at 7:49:59 PM Singapore time (11:49:59 UTC) NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will make its historic closest approach to the dwarf planet Pluto, the most distant solid object to be visited by a spacecraft.



Credit: Video by YouTuber Michael500ca using Eyes on Pluto free simulation software.


Here's how to get the latest updates on New Horizons flyby of Pluto:


(1) Official New Horizons website:
http://www.nasa.gov/newhorizons


(2) NASA TV live web streaming:
- http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/
https://www.youtube.com/user/NASAtelevision/
http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv


(3) New Horizons Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/new.horizons1


(4) New Horizons Twitter:
https://twitter.com/NASANewHorizons   (#PlutoFlyby)


(5) Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory:
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/


(6) Eyes on Pluto software simulation of New Horizons mission:
http://eyes.jpl.nasa.gov/eyes-on-pluto.html


With live streaming on NASA TV, this means you can watch it on your phone on the move if you are not able to sit in front of a big screen and have a Pluto flyby party with your friends! :)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Free stargazing outside Bishan Park McDonald's - 27 June 2015



Weather permitting, free stargazing outside McDonald's at Bishan Park tonight - Saturday 27 June 2015.

From 8pm till late night!

Come see Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and star clusters through telescopes!

Check my tweets for latest updates.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Free stargazing at Toa Payoh Hub - 24 June 2015



Weather permitting, free stargazing outside McDonald's at Toa Payoh Hub tonight (not library) - Wednesday 24 June 2015.

From 7:45pm till late night!

Come see Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and star clusters through telescopes!

Check my tweets for latest updates.