Face your Fears!

Challenge yourself and conquer all of your fears this year at Science Centre’s Phobia Party! Not only do you get enjoy Science Centre at Night, you’re assured to sample some groovy food and drinks. Challenge your friends to face their fears at our Fear Challenge Stations, try your hands at our game stations or enjoy…

Myths about eclipses!

Did you know that eclipses in ancient history were terrifying? The bloodstained moon and the gradual disappearance of the blazing sun was apparently an ominous sight to behold then! Some cultures even saw these eclipses as celestial wrath that would bring misfortune and evil on them. With the upcoming Lunar Eclipse on 31 Jan 2018,…

Once in a blue moon!

There will be a TOTAL lunar eclipse on 31 Jan 2018, literally a once-in-a-blue moon phenomenon. And Science Centre is organising a viewing event on 31 Jan itself! The Science Centre Singapore event starts at 7:30pm, and ends at 10:30pm. The full eclipse starts at 8:51pm, and ends at 10:07pm. The maximum eclipse is observable at…

Fun with the Sun!

Written by Ong Shu Yi Summer Solstice? When? How? Summer solstice happens on 21 June 2017. The summer solstice occurs due to the Earth’s tilt as it orbits around the sun. On this day, the Earth’s north pole will point more towards the Sun than at any time of the year. It signifies the start…

Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet

Promotional Copy Of all the planets in our solar system, none has captured our collective imagination like Mars – a mysterious indelible part of the zeitgeist. The quest to send humans to Mars has engaged the top minds in science in a modern-day space race, and it has infiltrated pop culture through blockbusters like Andy…

Supermoon

This article is written by Lauren Lee and Eunice Lee from Cedar Girls’ Secondary School. Living in a light-polluted city-state, it is difficult for us to catch many astronomical events or even to see constellations. The moon, however, is easy to spot, and even more so, supermoons. To us, supermoons are just an “enlarged” version of…

Astronomy -Orionids

This article is written by Elizabeth and Kaiwen from Cedar Girls’ Secondary School. The universe. The stars. The moon. An occasional eclipse. Is that all there is to the universe? Have you ever wondered up at the sky, wanting to see something fascinating and inspiring? Well, here comes the Orionids to light up your world!…

What an eclipse!

A cloudless morning set the stage for a brilliant Solar Eclipse show and what a sight it was! 3,000 people witnessed this on a working day morning with some showing up as early as 7am to check it out! With telescopes, venuscopes, free solar glasses and a live webcast – Science Centre Singapore was ready for our…

Darkness Dawns: Witness the 9 Mar Solar Eclipse

 Exciting times! Join us and experience the Solar Eclipse together! Latest updates are available on the SCOB Facebook page. FREE ADMISSION on 9 Mar to Science Centre Singapore from 7.30am – 9.30am!  We look forward to seeing you soon! 🙂 Note: above image is an artist’s impression only

Have you ever watched the setting moon on board a flight?

It is the beginning of the new year and I am recently reminded of one of the most awesome and unforgettable views I have ever seen. From a majestic white, it turned into beautiful orange hues. Within a span of 12 minutes, a beautiful waning moon sets slowly through a sea of clouds and disappeared. On its…

Collision Space!

Hi everyone! As promised, here’s part two of Science Centre’s exclusive email interview with Dr Harry Cliff – one of the curators of the Collider exhibition, which blends theatre, video and sound art, drawing people like you to the fascinating world of experimental particle physics! What got you interested in Physics and inspired to learn particle physics?…

A smashing exhibition!

Our chummy science counterparts – the ArtScience Museum, gifted us a terrific opportunity to interview Dr Harry Cliff, one of the curators of the Collider exhibition – which makes its Asian debut on 14 Nov 2015! Dr Cliff also happens to work in CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) in Geneva where the Large…

Amazing Journey: New Horizons

By Yong Jian-Yi, a Master Science Educator at Science Centre Singapore who also hosts Live Planetarium Shows at the Omni-Theatre. On the 14th July 2015, the Space probe New Horizons travelled to 12,500km away from Pluto. This marks humanity closest encounter with the once planet. The mission was initiated in 2007 and it took almost…

More Singaporeans catching Eclipses and other Celestial events

“Eclipses (Solar and Lunar) are relatively rare events occuring about 4 to 7 times per year throughout the world, albeit visible only in some parts of the world. … There has been an increasing participation in Singaporeans catching eclipses and other celestial events throughout the years. This could be attributed to better awareness and more…

Third of a Lunar Tetrad – Find out what this means!

Some things always cause excitement. One of them is an eclipse. In Dec 2011, I felt the awesomeness of being in the exact paths of the Moon and Sun, and facing the right side of Earth to be able to observe the total lunar eclipse. It was especially so because that was the last total…

Don’t miss the Comet Lovejoy!

I subscribe to quite a number of Facebook Pages which have been sharing actively on the Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2) recently, so much so that my first reaction was to ignore the posts that were flooding my Facebook Newsfeed (if you are familiar with how Facebook works). In my mind, I was thinking “Oh, show…

Once in a red moon (again)

Three years ago, shortly after I joined Science Centre, I learnt about the last total lunar eclipse of 2011 on 10 Dec 2014 and managed to enjoy the eclipse process with my husband and friends at the Jurong Lake Park. We had coined it as a “Once in a red moon” affair back then as…

A Cosmic Encounter!

Two shooting stars fell our way, leaving us with amazing and insightful streaks of information about the universe! One of them, embodied in the form of an ex-wrestler, was none other than renowned astrophysicist, Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson, the host of National Geographic’s up and coming space thriller series – COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey. The…

Astronomical treats

Earlier last month, I was excited about the news of the “Super” moon that could be observed from Earth at the distance of 357, 169km away, where the moon will be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual. Disappointment came when I read further and had THOUGHT that the phenomenon, also known as the “perigee…

Once in a red moon

It was a joy to watch the last Total Lunar Eclipse of 2011. In fact, it would be three years later before we could see a Total Lunar Eclipse again. My husband and I arranged with some friends to watch the eclipse at Jurong Lake Park near our place. We were blessed with clear sky…

Reaching for the Stars

It was an exciting moment for me to be just 5 rows apart from the Japanese astronaut who have been to space twice and clocked 6 months in space and 20 hours of space walk. I have been a great fan of a Japanese Manga (“Manga” is comics in the Japanese language) on the story…

Have you ever seen the moon drop?

Have you ever looked up the night sky within a half-an-hour time frame and found that the moon has “dropped”? The first photo was taken on 5 Aug 11.10pm while the second photo was taken at  11.51pm. But of course, this was just the moon’s oscillation around earth, and if you can catch the timing,…

Morning Planetary Goodness!

If you’re an early riser, you’d be treated to a spectacular sight these few days as you look towards the eastern dawn sky: There’s four planets in the photo – Mercury, Venus, Jupiter & Mars.  Mars is the faintest of the lot, and you might have to hunt around with a pair of binoculars to…

Man’s Fascination with Mars

Guest Post by Albert Ho, Asst Hon Secretary of TASOS (The Astronomical Society of Singapore) Of all our sister planets in the solar system, none holds more intrigue and fascination than the little red planet called Mars. The main reason for this is many people wanted to believe that life has or had existed on…