Singapore

Seeing Stars (and the Moon and Planets)

Short post tonight!

After lab today, I went to Jurong East with Amy and ate at Hong Kong Cafe. The food was ah-mazing, and we spent about an hour and a half there just eating and talking.

Afterwards, we visited the Singapore Science Centre for some ~stargazing~. Every Friday evening, the Singapore Science Centre hosts a free event at which visitors can come and look at the stars with their telescopes. It was really cool, since I used my Sky Guide app to see which stars/planets/things in the sky are at what point

We saw the Jewel Box, a very small cluster of stars super far away. We also saw Saturn, Mars, and the Moon up close.

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Me looking at Saturn

My favorite one was the moon up close, since we could actually see the craters. Tonight was a waxing crescent moon, and we were able to take pictures of it.

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Looks like something out of a sci-fi movie

I thought this event was definitely worth checking out! All of the volunteers were knowledgable and we learned a lot about the night sky.

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Hard to see the stars, but they’re there
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