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Astrigue 2010

Astrigue is an annual Astronomy outreach programme, comprising a convention and a competition, hosted by Raffles Institution (Junior College) and Hwa Chong Institution. This programme is targeted at lower and upper secondary school students, and is aimed at spreading an appreciation and passion for Astronomy in Singapore. This event has been enjoying success and enthusiasm…
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MPASTRO Management Reshuffle

After years at the helm, Kwan Jin Peng has stepped down from from his position as Chairman of MPASTRO. Siu Yung has been appointed as the new Chairman, while Jin Peng will stay on as an advisor to the society. Here’s wishing them the best of luck in their new positions! PS. Do take note…
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Weekly Stargazing Sessions @ Science Centre Singapore

Time: 7.50pm – 10.00pm every Friday Venue: The Observatory (at the Omni-Theatre building) Well, if you are unaware, the Singapore Science Centre has been organising free-to-enter stargazing sessions for a few years already. For 2010, it will be no different. Every Friday, 8pm to 10pm, at The Observatory. Just walk in and say hi. Note:…
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Welcome to 2010!

Astronomy.SG Newsletter for December 2009 is here!

If you have trouble viewing this newsletter, please click here. DEC 2009 Welcome again to our monthly newsletter on Astronomy happenings in Singapore, which features the month’s events, news, tips and tricks, promotions, and reviews. We hope you enjoy it! Features for this month: Events: Geminids Star Party 2009 Catch the Geminids Meteor Shower together…
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Geminids Meteor Shower

Occurring every year in mid-December, the Geminid meteor shower is commonly referred to as the most reliable meteor shower of the year. That is, it almost always puts on a great show! The Geminid meteor shower is sure to be a stunning show this year, as the Moon will not be visible at night, so…
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Astro Bargains’ Deals of the Month: December 2009

Bosma Beta RE 3.15″ T f/6.3 Achromatic Refractor Complete Kit – $469 This complete spotting telescope kit includes an 80mm aperture refractor with a 500mm focal length. It includes 10mm and 25mm plossl eyepieces, a 5X24 erecting finderscope; 45 prism diagonal, moon filter, solar filter; a very stable camera tripod, and carrying cases. Order a…
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Website Downtime

Our website was recently down for 10 days as we experienced several technical difficulties. On 18 Nov 2009, we suffered a denial-of-service attack on the server on which our website was hosted in, rendering it inaccessible. To deal with the problem, we migrated to another server with a different IP address. The process of recovery…
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Astro Bargains’ Deals of the Month: November 2009

Meade DSI Pro with RGB filters – S$339! The Deep Sky Imager PRO is 2.3 times more sensitive and has 4 times the resolution of the color Deep Sky Imager. It is a high-performance, easy-to-use monochrome CCD camera that allows every astronomer to shoot and process stunning deep sky photographs of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters…
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Partnership with Astro Bargains

At Astronomy.SG, we seek to expand and venture into new areas to serve the Singapore Astronomy community better. To bring to you greater value for Astronomical products and services, we are proud to announce a new tie-up programme with local Astronomy vendor Astro Bargains. Under this new partnership, we will bring your special promotions from…
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