Science Centre is organising a series of fantastic events in celebration of its 40th Anniversary in 2017! To kick this off, we’ve come up with a Facebook Contest – inviting you to share your memories with us! #SCSInspiresMe Simply comment in 40 words or less (with the hashtag #SCSInspiresMe) on our FB post – telling us how Science Centre inspired you. The three best comments will each win a Fitbit®Alta™ and leather accessory band (valued at $300) sponsored by Fitbit®. Terms & Conditions apply:Read more

The Improbable Aircon: Why Singapore Should Care About Antarctica

By Sandra Marichal A month ago, I found myself harnessed to a rope held by an expedition crew member who was, at the time, wearing five layers of clothes shielding from the -15°C winds. I, on the other hand, was wearing my two-piece bikini, ready to jump into the -2°C waters off the Antarctic Peninsula. Why you ask? It all started in December 2015 with COP21. The successful international outcome gave me hope and made me realise that I, too,Read more

Five Things To Do At Science Centre This April!

By Valerie Wong Picnic Under the Planets Last year, thousands joined us at the Observatory Green for an evening of fun and films. This 7 April, in conjunction with the viewing of Jupiter at its fullest and brightest, Science Centre brings back Picnic Under the Planets. From Screen On The Green movie screenings to science shows and mascot meet-and-greets, find out more about Picnic Under the Planets here: http://www.science.edu.sg/events/Pages/PicnicUnderthePlanets.aspx Snow City: 1-for-1 Beat the Heat Deal For the month ofRead more

Nature Calls Again!

By Merlynna I didn’t know much about Palms until I had attended Nature Calls Again! – which was not as you’d imagine – a trip to the ladies, but the guidebook launch of Science Centre Singapore’s latest publication –“A Guide to Exotic Palms of Singapore”. 😉 Nature Calls Again! proved to be a highly engaging event – short yet highly informative as the author, Dr Adrian Loo, gave an insightful talk peppered with stories of adventurous research trips outfield as well as record-breakingRead more

Probably the World’s Largest Harmonograph

This is just a quick update on our Prototyping the Harmonograph post of a couple of weeks ago. We since installed the PWLH (Probably the World’s Largest Harmonograph) in the gallery, and it has been up and swinging since the start of the Festival of Numbers on 11 March. Why do we call it “probably the world’s largest”? Well, at 8.6 metres high (from the top of the wires to the drawing surface) and 2.2 metres wide (length of swingingRead more

It’s Raining Pi!~

What a blast! We celebrated Pi (π) Day in style on 14 March at Science Centre! The revelry was contagious – kicking off in the office! The Pi-fever later spilled into the Gallery spaces with 100 sporting guests joining a Pi Circle at our Atrium – closer to midday! Each of us held a numbered card – representing a digit of Pi (3.14…), and participated in a countdown… And at the stroke of 1.59pm, 100 π balloons rained down! Wooo!~ Incidentally, a couple of balloons found their way to the topRead more

A great cause for celebration!

By Sharmin Taj When we were students, Mathematics was something we had all feared at one point in time. We can recall the countless formulas, shapes and equations that we had to remember, all to solve a question on how many apples a boy had. “Practice makes perfect!” our teachers would say, while handing out a stack of practice papers for homework. We would count down to the days when we would stop learning Mathematics formally. I’m sure this thought has passedRead more

Prototyping the Harmonograph

These days, I rarely go behind the scenes in our workshops here at the Science Centre, but for the upcoming harmonograph installation at our Festival of Numbers I got the opportunity to do just that. A harmonograph is a pendulum-driven drawing machine that combines two or more harmonic movements to produce beautiful patterns of graceful curves – provided a few conditions are just right. If either the design, dimensions or weights are wrong, you just get a jumble of lines.Read more

Shouting out Memorable Moments!~

Chris Wright gave an inspiring shout out of Science Centre Singapore to over 2.3 million Qantas passengers through the Qantas’ Travel Insider – Australia’s No.1 read magazine in the Business and Airline categories. Here’s what he wrote: “Singapore builds new attractions all the time but Science Centre Singapore has been a fail-safe rainy-day wonder since 1977. A hands-on museum, even before […]

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