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Astronomy.SG Newsletter for February 2010 is here!

February 4th, 2010

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MPASTRO Management Reshuffle

February 4th, 2010

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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 that Jin Peng will remain as Chairman of AGASTRO.

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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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Official Partner of Astronomy.SG

February 4th, 2010

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In addition to our esteemed partners, MPASTRO, ACJC Astronomy Society, BP Science Team, Scitare, StarOptics Scientific and Astro Bargains, we would like to welcome Admiral Garden Astronomy Club (AGASTRO)!

AGASTRO has been a very active member of the astronomy community, having organised a wide range of activties throughout last year, and continues to do so this year. With a dedicated management, and helmed by Jin Peng, a veteran in astronomy outreach, we are certain that AGASTRO will increase the vibrancy of the local astronomy scene.

Do visit them at http://agastro.wordpress.com!

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13th NYP Astronomy Competition

February 3rd, 2010

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Date: 12 March 2010
Time: 12:30pm onwards
Venue: Theatre of the Arts, Nanyang Polytechnic

The 13th Nanyang Polytechnic Astronomy Competition will be held on 12th March 2010, Friday.

Secondary school students (or the equivalent) may participate in either the Advanced Astronomy Competition or the Team Astronomy Competition, the latter leading up to the final round in the form of an Oral Astronomy Quiz for the top 6 teams.

The Advanced Astronomy Competition lasts for two hours, while the Team Astronomy Competition involves an hour-long multiple choice quiz.

Author's note: I estimate that spectators (like myself) should arrive at the Theatre of the Arts, NYP, around 3 pm to be in time for the final round.

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Mars Watch 2010

January 27th, 2010

Mars Watch 2010

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Astronomy.SG Newsletter for January 2010 is here!

January 14th, 2010

09-01-2010

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Weekly Stargazing Sessions @ Science Centre Singapore

January 9th, 2010

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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: The Science Centre Observatory is usually closed on public holidays. Please check the websites below for the latest information.

For more information, please visit: http://www.omnitheatre.com.sg/stargazing.asp or http://scobbers.blogspot.com.

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Partial Solar Eclipse @ Science Centre’s Observatory

January 7th, 2010

IYA Partial Solar Eclipse

Date: 15th Jan (Fri)
Time: 3:30pm - 5pm
Venue: The Observatory @ Omni-Theatre
Fee: Free admission (No registration required)

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The partial solar eclipse will commence at 3:10pm, reach a maximum around 4:26pm and end at 5:32pm.

Please remember never to look at the Sun directly with the naked eye.

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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

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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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