Sunday, January 20, 2013

Astronomical Events in 2013

Thanks to all the supporters of my previous talks, I will be conducting more free public talks at Toa Payoh Public Library in 2013.

Topic: Stargazing in Singapore - Astronomical Events in 2013
Date: Monday, 21 Jan 2013
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: Toa Payoh Public Library, Programme Zone, Level 1

This 1.5 hour talk will be divided loosely into 3 parts of 30 minutes each:

7:00pm - 7:30pm - Part 1 - What and where to stargaze in Singapore, free resources, basic stargazing concepts
7:30pm - 8:00pm - Part 2 - How to choose a suitable telescope and binocular
8:00pm - 8:30pm - Part 3 - Astronomical Events in 2013

Anyone can just walk into the room and listen to the talk at any point in time. So for those who are only interested for Part 3, you do not need to rush down at 7:00pm. I will reserve the most interesting Comet ISON presentation for the last part of part 3.

Weather permitting, I may be conducting a free public stargazing session just outside the library. This stargazing event is conducted in my own capacity and not affiliated to NLB in any way.


For those who can't attend this talk, no worries. Toa Payoh Public Library has kindly given me a regular 3rd Monday evening slot for each month for the talks. So at dates closer to these astronomical events in 2013, I can present the latest updated status of such events in greater detail. For example, talking about Comet panSTARRS in Feburary, Comet ISON in October, Saturn Opposition in April. Unexpected astronomical events can also be covered during such talks - .e.g. sudden solar outburst and activity.

Looking forward to see you in these public talks in 2013!


  1. Thanks for this post!

  2. You are welcomed! The next talk will be on Monday 18 February where I will share my thoughts on how to choose a suitable telescope & binocular for stargazing. Hope to see you then. :)

  3. Hi Gary, I missed your talk yesterday. When will you be giving the next talk? Will you be talking about the Comet panSTARRS event? Thanks!

    1. Hi. The next talk is on Monday 18 Mar 2013, the first Monday of the March one-week school holidays. Yes, I will be talking about Comet PanSTARRS on that evening. Hope to see you there!

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