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…

A Night among the Stars

Imagine sitting on plush, red seats and being surrounded by the planets of our solar system! That’s what you can expect at the new Digital Planetarium, where you can watch the world unfold all around you. You can experience the world and beyond like never before. Fact File: The Digital Planetarium What to expect: Brighter…

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…

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…

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…