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…

5 Fun & Memorable Valentine’s Day Ideas @ Science Centre Singapore

Co-authored by Hanisza and Kiat Teng, Science Centre Singapore. Short of ideas for Valentine’s Day? Why not try something unusual and come and visit the Science Centre Singapore? 1. Surprise your date with a packet of astronaut ice cream from our Curiosity Shop. Chocolate is too passé. 2. Try out rock climbing at The Cliff…

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…

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…