Organised by Celestial Portraits, Astronomy 2017 is said to be the biggest Astro event in Singapore.
Held over two days from 18 – 19 February 2017, all visitors are welcome to attend the event, which will take place on the fourth floor of the Marina Bay Sands Art Science Museum.
If you’re interested in astronomy or just plain curious about space, here’s your chance to discover more about the different aspects of astronomy, including astrophysics and space technology.
Visitors can also get in touch with researchers and amateur astronomers who will be happy to answer your questions.
The program will feature a variety of interactive booths manned by experts in the field who will be there to guide visitors through the experience. There will also be astronomical workshops and talks based on related topics for those who are keen to expand their knowledge on the subject.
In addition, a digital planetarium with a seven meter dome will allow visitors to view a simulated night sky view with over 11 million stars.
A prized collection of vintage astronomical instruments will also be available for viewing as a display of how modern-day astronomy works. Furthermore, a digital showcase of astro imageries from all around the world will be screened concurrently.
Probably the most exciting part of the event would be the solar gazing segment, where visitors will be treated to live views of the sun through specialised telescopes with fitted solar filters, right outside the museum. Prepare to be amazed by the magnified sunspots and flares, among many other solar features!
And of course, the highlight of the night would be the Stargazing session which, will commence at 8pm on 18 February 2017.
Set at the Singapore River Bay area next to the Art Science Museum, visitors will get to see through over 30 telescopes on site to view the moon, some planets and even bright deep sky objects such as, the Great Orion Nebula.
Those who are keen on attending, can register for the event online at the official website before all the slots are taken up. Admission is free!
Date & Time: 18 February (1pm – 7pm, Stargazing @ 8pm), 19 February (10am – 7pm)
Ticket price: Free