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It was officially opened on 10 December 1987 by the 4th President of Singapore Wee Kim Wee as an expansion of the larger Science Centre; it specifically encompasses an observatory, an omni planetarium, and a domed projection system to show movies relating to science, astronomy, etc. A simulation theatre, exhibition room, classroom, restaurant, and gift shop are also located on the premises. As one of the few observatories in the world located next to the Equator, constellations in both the northern and southern celestial hemispheres can be observed and thus opens up more vistas in the sky for observers.
The main telescope of the Observatory is a 40-cm Cassegrainian reflector of combined focal length 520-cm. The sub-telescope is a 15-cm apochromatic Kepler refractor of focal length 180-cm. The equatorial mount for the telescopes was designed for its location; the accompanying English yoke] provides the necessary stability for the drive and tracking mechanisms. The 5.5-metre stainless steel dome can be made to swivel in any direction, and its shutter can be made to slide open for the telescope to be focused on interesting objects in the sky.
The theatre consists of a massive hemispheric screen, twenty-three metres in diameter. This screen is sixteen metres or about five storeys high and is made up of 376 pieces of vinyl-coated aluminium panels, covering a surface of 625 m². The material achieves 30% reflectivity, ensuring immense clarity. About 43 million perforations in the screen allow both sound and air-conditioning to pass through to the audience. Stretching 180 degrees horizontal from wall to wall and tilted at a 30-degree angle to the horizon, the screen "wraps" over the audience to cover 80% of a hemisphere so that the images far exceed a person's field of vision. The theatre seated 276 and was the first in Southeast Asia.
You can take the Bus 178, 66, 198, 335 and 542 and the place only with a Walking distance of 3 mins from bus stop B28259. Besides, if you decided to take MRT, stop at the Jurong East MRT (NS1/EW24). The place only with a Walking distance of 11 mins from Exit A.
KidsSTOP™ is the Science Centre Singapore’s dedicated Children’s Science Centre. Officially opened on 6 June 2014, children aged eight years and below can learn to inquire, investigate and innovate in a safe and conducive 3,000m² gallery that focuses specifically on science for kids. With more than 20 exhibits designed to introduce concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, children are provided with ample opportunities to learn through interactive play. Themed zones such as Flight and Space, Built Environment and The Innovation Lab provide children with ample room for exploring science topics through hands-on activities. For example, our Oceans’ Buddies marine conservation exhibit uses immersive technology to enhance learning, and our PlayMaker Studio’s robot toys and Tinkering Lab’s activities allow children to build and create. Simple basic skills in sequencing and coding are some skills that the children will pick up as they enjoy the tech toys provided. The Educational Programmes for Schools employ creative drama and hands-on activities to communicate, engage and teach science to young children. Our dedicated educators guide them to grasp science concepts through first-hand experiences. We aim to make learning positive and enjoyable for children and to inspire continuous engagement with science through our edutainment activities. So if you are looking for a truly meaningful experience with your children, visit KidSTOP™ today to imagine, experience, discover and dream.
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