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Astrobash XXV

March 11th, 2010

Duration: 12 May - 15 May 2010
Venue: Paya Beach Resort, Pulau Tioman
Price: $210 (Members / Ex-Astrobashers) | $220 (Non-members)
Note: Breakfast/transport/accommodation provided

NUSAS is organising the 25th Astrobash, 3 full nights of star-gazing at Pulau Tioman! Limited places available, so quickly register at http://www.kaos-theory.net/ab10/!

Update: Due to overwhelming response, all who register from now on will be put on the waiting list.

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Star-gazing at Woodlands CC

March 4th, 2010

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: Woodlands Community Club rooftop

Every Wednesday (unless otherwise stated), AGASTRO is organising a star-gazing session at Woodlands CC. So there’s no excuse for not being able to star-gaze if you stay nearby!

Note: Previously, this weekly star-gazing was held on every Friday. It has since been changed to every Wednesday.

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Astrigue 2010

March 3rd, 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 since its nascence in 2006.

Astrigue 2010 comprises two separate events:

  1. Astrigue Convention 2010: A one-day Astronomy camp held in the Hwa Chong Institution campus on Saturday, the 3rd of April 2010.

  2. Astrigue Challenge 2010: An Astronomy competition held in both the Hwa Chong Institution and Raffles Institution (Junior College) campuses over two Saturdays: 10th and 17th of April 2010.

There are two categories for the Astrigue Challenge: Normal and Newcomer. The Newcomer category is for students who have just been introduced to Astronomy and/or Astrigue. Lower secondary students and/or schools that have never taken part in Astrigue before are encouraged to sign up for this category.

Each school is allowed to send a maximum of 20 people for the Astrigue Convention and 2 teams of 4+1 reserve for each category (Newcomer and Normal) of the Astrigue Challenge.

For more information, please visit http://astrigue.netau.net/Astrigue2010/Home.html

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Star-gazing at Woodlands CC

February 4th, 2010

Dates: 5, 19 & 26 Feb 2010
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue: Woodlands Community Club rooftop

Every Friday (unless otherwise stated), AGASTRO is organising a star-gazing session at Woodlands CC. So there's no excuse for not being able to star-gaze if you stay nearby!


AGASTRO weekly star-gazing

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MPASTRO Monthly Public Stargazing Session

January 5th, 2010

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Venue: Dream Kitchen @ Roof Top
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Date: Every 3rd Saturday of the month

09 Jan
20 Feb
20 Mar
17 Apr
15 May
19 Jun
17 Jul
21 Aug
18 Sep
16 Oct
20 Nov
18 Dec

...

MPASTRO aims to provide opportunities for the public to enjoy and learn about astronomy at the comfort of their neighbourhood (especially people in the east), as well as maximize night-sky observation experiences with their own next-door neighbours.


Suitable for ages 10 and above.

For directions, please approach the Marine Parade Community Club counter staff.

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PROJECT S.O.A.P.

November 1st, 2009

MPASTRO will be conducting free classes on the following dates:
20 Nov, 28 Nov, 4 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec and 29 Dec

The class timing is from 7:30pm - 9:30pm except for class on 28 Nov.
Students who are in Primary 5, 6 and Seconday 1 to 5 are eligible to participate.
Please send your enquiry to mpastrosociety@gmail.com.


About School Outreach Astronomy Programs (S.O.A.P)

S.O.A.P is a non-profit Astronomy outreach programme organize by Marine Parade CC YEC Astronomical Society (MPASTRO), where workshops and weekly classes will be conducted for all secondary school students with a keen interest in Astronomy. The workshops and classes (can be conducted at individual participating secondary schools) consist of educational talks, interactive discussions and games, including a telescope viewing session where students will have a first-hand experience of looking through the telescope for sky observations, as well as learning how to operate a telescope. The workshops will be using problem-based learning (PBL) teaching and learning approach in order to improve students’ learning experience in the subject of Astronomy rather then the traditional lecture-tutorial approach.

PBL is a revolutionary and radical teaching approach. It is completely different from the traditional lecture-tutorial approach as there is a shift of power from the “expert teacher” to the “student learner”.

S.O.A.P is an initiative by MPASTRO to enrich students in Astronomy and serves as a platform to broaden their exposure to various aspects of the field (in astronomy) ranging from geography to sciences like chemistry and physics. More importantly, we hopes to ignite in the students a life-long passion for Astronomy, and to maximize the potential of every individual by creating a culture of lifelong learning and to instil the ability in each learner the ability to reason.

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BELLA GAIA – A Poetic Vision of Earth from Space

October 31st, 2009

Science Centre Singapore cordially invites you to Science in the Café.

Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: The Newton Room, Science Centre Singapore
Speaker: Mr Kenji Williams, Creative Director & Music Producer, Remedy Arts LLC
Title of talk: BELLA GAIA - A Poetic Vision of Earth from Space

Bella Gaia (“Beautiful Earth”) is a ‘living atlas’ journey of our world, expressing the deeply moving beauty of planet Earth as seen through the eyes of astronauts. Created by award winning director and classically trained violinist, Kenji Williams, Bella Gaia features a 50-minute live performance by Kenji against a large-screen backdrop of orbiting visualizations of Earth from space: from fires in the Amazon basin to time-lapse images of Arctic ice melts, the stunning orbital imagery – rendered by SCISS' Uniview using data from NASA, provides an exquisite simulation of the astronaut's view from space. The performance also includes earthbound visitations from exotic Japanese temples to Egyptian pyramids, bringing a rich cultural dimension to the experience. Bella Gaia is a powerful entertainment and educational outreach vehicle for planetariums, science centres, universities, government agencies and other institutions that wish to convey a broader worldview that the destiny of humans and our planet Earth are inextricably linked.

In this café, Kenji will perform an abbreviated version (~10 minutes) of his beautiful creation, Bella Gaia. The short performance will be followed by a discussion about the background of his inspiration on Bella Gaia, and examples of the variety of uses for Bella Gaia, including science education. Time- permitting, Kenji will discuss his creative processes in this fusion of science and art. Movie clips may also be included in this café (time- and resource-dependent).

Attendance is free of charge but pre-registration is required.
Reservations are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis due to limited seating.
Please make your reservations online through http://www.science.edu.sg/ssc/CafeMain.htm
not less than 2 days before the café.
Please refer to the attachment Bella Gaia for more information.

You may also like to watch the trailer of Bella Gaia at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiI7vMbSpn8.


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International Year of Astronomy Exploration Workshops (Lower Secondary)

May 24th, 2009

The International Year of Astronomy (IYA) Exploration Workshops (Lower Secondary) are a series of two separate one-day workshops which will be held during the first week of the June school holidays in conjunction with the IYA2009 initiative in Singapore, which is led by the Science Centre Singapore. This event will be organised by Hwa Chong Institution (College Section) and Raffles Institution (Junior College), with the generous support of the Science Centre Singapore.

Venue: Science Centre Singapore

Duration of workshop: 01 Jun - 02 Jun 09, 0830 hrs – 1630 hrs

Open to student levels: Secondary 1 & 2

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Shell Singapore Youth Science Festival (SSYSF)

May 18th, 2009

In celebration of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009, SSYSF will be introducing many interesting and mind-stimulating activities focusing on Space and Astronomy. Two of the activities are as follows:


Science Explorama

Science Explorama is one of the key activities of SSYSF, drawing thousands of primary and secondary students to the Science Centre every year. Students will get to explore space science this year with activities that will bring about of enjoyment and edutainment to our students whilst stimulating their young minds. The activities that have been lined up are:

1. Garden of Inspiration: Ecogarden Trail with hands-on activity stations
2. Science Gallery Hunt: Activities to help students fulfill tasks on the "I am a Young Astronomer" activity card
3. Space Science Show: Destination Pluto
4. Science FilmFest: Sea Monsters & Post movie lecture; Space Station (Students will be given a $1 subsidy for each movie.)

The Science Explorama runs from 20 May - 22 May, and 25 May - 29 May 09, at the Science Centre.

Please click here for timing and availability.
Please click here for the booking form.

For more information, please contact:
Mrs Ong Me Lan (mlong@science.edu.sg)
Ms Pearly Ng (Pearly_NG@moe.gov.sg)


Public Seminar

The public seminar aims to provide the public with a unique opportunity to hear from and be excited by a scientist passionate about astronomy. It seeks to provide the public with insights into the developments and possibilities of science in the new frontier.

This public talk is held on 23 May 09 at the Maxwell Auditorium, Science Centre.


Students' Seminar

The Students' seminar aims to provide students with a unique opportunity to be inspired by scientists passionate about their fields of endeavour. This year students will have the pleasure of attending a seminar given by a scientist with a passion for astronomy. This seminar hopes to ignite their passion and fuel their imagination to explore new frontiers in space.

This students' seminar is held on 25 May morning at the Science Centre Annexe Hall 1.


Teachers' Seminar

A regular feature of SSYSF, the Teachers' Seminar aims to connect teachers with a scientist passionate about astronomy. The hope is to inspire teachers by providing them with insights into the work of scientists and the possibilities of science in emerging fields

This teachers' seminar is held on 25 May afternoon at the Science Centre Annexe Hall 1.

For more information about the 3 above-mentioned seminars, please contact:
Mr John Ow (John_OW@moe.gov.sg)
Ms Sharlene Anthony (s_anthony@science.edu.sg)

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Shell Astro Nite

May 16th, 2009

Shell Astro Nite – 29 May 2009

When: 7pm – 11pm

Where: Science Centre

 

Programme for the Evening:-


7pm – 7.45pm - Talk by Astronomy Enthusiast
Dr Cheong Kam Khow
"Star Gazing for Beginners" (for ages 12 and above)
Venue: Observatory Classroom, Omni Theatre Building
*First-come-first-served basis. Seats are limited.
7pm – 10pm - Inflatable Planetarium
Venue: Mercury Room, Omni Theatre Building
(20 pax per session – 15 mins guided session)
7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm, 10pm
*First-come-first-served basis.
8pm – 11pm - Hands-On Activity for young children
15 pax per activity table. 15 minutes/session
8pm – 11pm - VIEWING @ various stations

Locations for viewing stations in Science Centre:-

Main Observatory

1) Main Observatory

Mini Observatory

2) Mini Observatory

 

Kinetic Garden (near McDonalds)

3) Kinetic Garden (near Mc Donald)

 

Outside Linkway (near Omni Theatre)

4) Outside Linkway (near Omni Theatre)

 

Grass Patch (near Observatory Terrace)

5) Grass Patch (near Observatory Terrace)

 

Grass Patch (near mini Observatory)

6) Grass Patch (near Mini Observatory)

There will be an educational booklet (est. 12 - 16 pp) to be given out to visitors to the Science Centre on Shell Astro Nite and it will contain information on astronomy and some hands-on activity. The booklet would include information such as

  • Our Solar System
  • Star Charts
  • Eclipses
  • Upcoming sky events – Night Sky observing highlights
  • Tips for using telescope & observing the skies

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