Leonids Meteor Shower Gazing

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Leonids Meteor Shower Gazing

The Science Centre Singapore and TASOS are celebrating the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009 with a big bang. The stars of the show are forecasted to be a meteor storm that will happen between 3am to 5am.

Astronomers have predicted that the annual Leonids might put up the most dramatic light show not seen in recent years as the earth passes close to the centre of the comet’s debris trail laid down in 1466. The ideal locations for viewing are in Asia and North America.

On stage, there will be performances by Kenji Williams, an audio visual art performer, while offstage, visitors will be entertained by the Science Buskers. For astronomy buffs, an accompanying meteorite exhibition, a talk by TASOS, on-site telescope viewing of the planet Jupiter and inflatable planetarium tours for children will also be held.

Time: 8pm – 5am (*8pm – 2am: activities / 2am – 5am: free & easy)

Start Time:     Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 8:00pm
End Time:     Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 5:00am
Location:     Japanese Gardens

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5 Responses

  1. Cynthia Tan says:


    I’m quite interested to attend those stargazings. Can I come for those upcoming event?

  2. joseline says:

    Hi, i’m interested to attend this upcoming event. i would like to check if it’s possible to see at other places beside japanese gardens?

  3. Derek says:


    Sure, anywhere with a good view of the sky and little light pollution is possible. However, there will be ongoing events at the Japanese Gardens for the meteor shower, so it should be fun.

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