Planetarium Conference in Warsaw

This article is written by Yong Jian-Yi, a Master Science Educator from the Science Centre Singapore, chronicling his experience at the Conference organised by the International Planetarium Society in Warsaw, Poland. What is a planetarium? No, it isn’t an Observatory or telescope! But it is a place to see stars. It is a projection of the night sky onto the inside of a Dome, not just stars, but a visualisation of the entire observable Universe. We could virtually be atRead more

Tunnel Vision

Saksham Bambha is a Secondary 4 student who underwent an internship at Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in 2016. He has written this blog post during his internship at SCS. Is what you see through the human eye all that exists in the universe? Have you ever felt that nature is boring? Well, let ‘Mysteries of the Unseen World’, a film produced by National Geographic in 2013, completely change your perspective of the world. Stunning visuals, slow motion footage, time-lapses and everyRead more

Being the scientist of your life

Jediel Yew is a Secondary 4 student who underwent an internship at Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in 2016. He has written this blog post during his internship at SCS. Hold up. Aren’t scientists the nerdy chaps in lab coats and safety goggles? Well, stereotypically, yes. But there’s more than meets the eye. Underneath their unkempt hair, the coffee-stained shirt, and the big, round glasses, is a wild spirit, an insatiable thirst, an obsession for discovery. Yet these remarkable traits are notRead more

Behind the Scenes – Butterflies Up-Close

Some time back, I sat down for an interview with June Chen, our Butterflies Up-Close exhibition project officer (overseeing the exhibition planning and build). Sitting in the Butterflies Up-Close exhibition classroom amidst the construction hustle, June shared with me what it means to be a project officer in charge of an exhibition. How long have you been working here? Coming to 2 years. What exhibition projects have you worked on so far? Singapore Innovations and Butterflies Up-Close Can you shareRead more

Child’s Play

By Loke Ting Wei We pop pills every time we are sick. Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes before these come into the market or are deemed fit for human consumption? Like any other products in the world, medicines have to go through many rounds of tests and trials before they are branded safe for prescription. Ever heard of clinical trials? Medicines have to be tested on participants in clinical trials before these are declared safe for use. Similarly, theRead more

Basking under a trillion stars

It’s more than spectacular. Within 30 minutes, as part of Visual SG’s first day programme, Carter Emmart, Director of Astrovisualisation, American Museum of Natural History flew the audience at our Digital Planetarium way beyond our galaxy, to the point where galaxies become uncountable, beyond the time where dinosaurs exist, to even further in time. Here’s a quick photo slide show. If you have always been fascinated with space, don’t miss out the chance to listen to Carter’s presentation over thisRead more

Beauty in Patterns

Into its third year, Visual SG will be taking place at Science Centre Singapore from 22 – 31 July 2016, with the theme “Beauty in Patterns”. As the name suggest, this festival (which comprises of a public exhibition and a full range of public lectures and workshops held at Science Centre Singapore) is about visual expression. Exhibition  Starting from today (for ten days), visitors to the Science Centre Singapore can view the Visual SG exhibition at Hall C. It isRead more

Millennial Adventure (part 2)

On 28 June, I had the pleasure of interviewing billionaire and travel extraordinaire – Jim Rogers and Paige Parker over an exclusive interview! Their spirit of adventure has seen them journey off the beaten path (at the turn of the Millenium) in not just one city but the world over – covering 116 countries over 6 continents, and 245,000 km – setting Jim’s 3rd Guinness World Record in the process and Paige’s maiden one! Talking to them, I uncovered lots ofRead more

Millennial Adventure! (part 1)

28 June was such a treat. I caught up with billionaire and travel extraordinaire – Jim Rogers and Paige Parker over an exclusive interview! Their spirit of adventure has seen them journey off the beaten path (at the turn of the Millenium) in not just one city but the world over – covering 116 countries over 6 continents, and 245,000 km – setting Jim’s 3rd Guinness World Record in the process and Paige’s maiden one! Jim and Paige have journeyed roadlessRead more

Science Buskers Festival 2016

Did you know that when you put a glass rod inside glass jar containing glycerin, it will disappear? Or that you can poke through your take away tea bag with a pencil, without it being spilled? All these and many more ‘magic’ science tricks were showcased in the auditions of the Science Buskers Festival 2016, organised by A*STAR and Science Centre Singapore between 25-27 May 2016. Enthusiastic school students from 78 Primary schools, 42 Secondary schools and 18 tertiary schools/open categoryRead more