Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Singapore Science Festival Sidewalk Astronomy

As tweeted a couple of weeks ago, the Singapore Science Festival for this year is from 18 July to 3 August 2014. This festival is jointly organised by the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) and the Science Centre Singapore.

Various science related activities have been conducted. The most interesting activity to us amateur astronomers will be their Sidewalk Astronomy sessions at various locations in Singapore on the same evening on Friday 1 August 2014.

These live stargazing sessions are of course *weather dependent* as usual.

From the Science Festival official Facebook page, these are the locations:


(1) SCOB – Science Centre Observatory
15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081

(2) Yew Tee : Outside Yew Tee MRT (Between Yew Tee Square & Yew Tee Shopping Mall)
Venue provider Yew Tee RC Zone 10
61 Choa Chu Kang Drive

(3) Paya Lebar Methodist School (Basketball court at level 3)
298 Lorong Ah Soo, Singapore 536741
Location Map

(4) Christchurch Secondary School
20 Woodlands Drive 17, Singapore 737924

(5) Toa Payoh Public Library
6 Toa Payoh Central, Singapore 319191

(6) Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 Area between Blk 453A & Blk 449

The official contact person of this Sidewalk Astronomy session is Mr Alfred Lim from Science Centre Singapore. His email is


Work schedule permitting, I may drop by at Toa Payoh Public Library to participate in the activities on that day. Inside the library, they will be various short talks conducted at 7:45pm, 8:10pm and 8:35pm.

Children can also take part in the sundial making activity in the library's activity room.

This is the poster of the event outside the library's Programme Zone:

Weather permitting, live stargazing through telescopes at open grounds just outside the main entrance of the library from 7:45pm to 10pm. This is the same regular spot where we conduct sidewalk astronomy sessions at Toa Payoh Central.

Do follow my tweets for more updated information about Science Festival activities at Toa Payoh Public Library. Wishing all participants having a good time on that day learning more about the oldest science known to human being!

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