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Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2013 - Professor Lim


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Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2013 - Professor Lim

  1. 1. The ObservatoryScience Centre Singapore
  2. 2. The Observatories Main Observatory Completed in 1989 5.5 metre dome 16 inch cassegrain reflectorSecond Observatory Installed in 2004 3.5 metre dome 11 inch telescope
  3. 3. Friday Night stargazing sessions Started by Dr KK Cheong in 1990 Assisted by The Astronomical Society of Singapore (TASOS) Open every Friday since 2006.
  4. 4. VolunteersObservatory volunteer programme started in 2008 Average attendance of 30 volunteers per month
  5. 5. International Year of Astronomy 2009 Partial Solar Eclipse - 23rd January 2009 Attendance over 5000 visitors
  6. 6. International Year of Astronomy 2009 Sidewalk Astronomy at Vivocity Mid Autumn Festival EventLeonids Meteor Shower
  7. 7. Special EventsEclipses, transits, guest speakers, talks
  8. 8. Media Coverage of special events Articles, Radio and TV interviews
  9. 9. Portable PlanetariumShows for schools and public.
  10. 10. Public Visitorship - Friday Night Stargazing 10% increase each year. 7,000 6,000 5,000 4,000 2010 2011 3,000 2012 2,000 1,000 - Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  11. 11. Engaging visitors through social media Blogs, Facebook, Twitter