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Earth Hour Star Party

Come 27 Mar 2010, AGASTRO will be organising Earth Hour Star Party! For more information on Earth Hour, check out http://www.earthhour.org/.

Leonids Meteor Shower

Leonids’ Radiant Map From Wes Stone’s Skytour: Leonids Predicted Maximum: November 17, ~21:00 UT (=Nov. 17, 1:00pm PST; Nov. 17, 4:00pm EST) Moon: New Moon (no interference) WHEN TO WATCH: The predicted outburst, perhaps with rates of 100-500 Leonids per hour, strongly favors Asian observers, who should watch on the morning of November 18. North…
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BELLA GAIA – A Poetic Vision of Earth from Space

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…
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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…
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Astronomical Visualisation Showcase

Date: 20 May 2009 Time & Location: 7pm at Newton Room Asst Prof Philip Fu Chi Wing, Nanyang Technological University This cafe will present the application of 3D computer graphics techniques to the visualisation of astronomical data, including some brief historical and scientific background. The main body of the presentation will showcase some of our…
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‘Distance to the Moon’ Project

For more information, please visit here. The Distance to the Moon When you drive a car during the night and see the moon at the sky the moon will, as all stars, go along with you perfectly: It seems to be infinitely far away. It is the goal of this project to visualize and to…
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‘Shape of the Earth’ Project

For more information, please visit here The position of the Sun and the shape of the Earth Worldwide observation of the Sun and measurement of its position above the horizon April 24th, 2009 Nowadays, each child “knows” that the earth is a ball. But is every child convinced of that fact? Does she/he know some…
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Earth Hour Star Party 2009

Can anything be done about light pollution? How can all of the misdirected and excessive lighting that causes so much sky glow be avoided? Most press coverage and magazine articles present light pollution mainly as an astronomy problem, emphasizing that sky glow prevents observing the starry night sky. Many amateur astronomers feel that the key…
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Science in the Café: Is there a Shadow Biosphere on Earth?

Science Centre Singapore & Centre for Quantum Technologies, NUS cordially invite you to Science in the Café on Wednesday, 14 January 2009 at 7:00pm to be held in The Newton Room, Science Centre Singapore with Professor Paul Davies Director of BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science Arizona State University who asks Is There A…
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