Saturday, March 14, 2015

Free public stargazing outside Bishan Park McDonald's - 14 Mar 2015

Weather permitting, there will be a free public stargazing session outside McDonald's at Bishan Park today 14 March 2015 from 7:45pm till late.

Come join us to look at Jupiter, star cloud and star clusters through our telescopes! And if we are staying late after midnight, the amazing Saturn (with rings!) and breathtaking last quarter Moon!

This is the location of McDonald's at Bishan Park -->  Google Map

For those taking public transport:

(1) Take train to Bishan MRT.
(2) Cross the overhead bridge to the bus stop (opposite Junction 8 mall).
(3) Take bus 13, 52 or 88,
(4) Alight at the second or third bus stop.
(5) Walk towards tallest building you see (Clover By The Park condominium)
(6) The park and McDonald's is just behind this condominium.

Please take note there is free SG50 concert at the park just opposite McDonald's today. Featuring local singers Kit Chan and Oliver Ong. More information about this concert can be found in this Straits Times article.

So for those who are driving, please take note of potential lack of parking space in the carpark inside Bishan Park. Please park nearby elsewhere or take public transport.

So come join us with your family and friends and enjoy a great start to the school holidays!

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Free Stargazing Talk: How to choose a Telescope

The next public stargazing talk is titled "How to Choose a Telescope".

Date: Saturday, 7 March 2015
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Toa Payoh Public Library. Level 1 Programme Zone.

Admission is free. No pre-registration required. Late-comers welcomed!

There is a frequently asked question which is difficult to explain in a few words casually - how to choose a good telescope and where to buy it?

In this easy-to-understand multimedia presentation, you will learn:

(1) How to choose a telescope suitable for *you*.
(2) How to avoid common (and expensive) pitfalls.
(3) Pros and cons of buying telescope online and offline.

... and much more.

Weather permitting, we will be conducting live stargazing during/after the talk at the open ground outside Toa Payoh Public Library. My friends and I will be deploying our telescopes for the public to enjoy.

Come see Jupiter, Moon, star cloud and colourful stars like you have never seen it before! Interact with experienced and friendly amateur astronomers!

Bring your family and friends along and join in the fun!