Did you know that there is a public observatory at the Singapore Science Centre for public to view the stars? Read on to find out more!
*Updated 30 Jun 2022: New dates for July added
Location: Singapore Science Centre Observatory | 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433
Hour: 7 pm - 10 pm on selected days
Admission: from $17 (details below)
Keen to do something different with your family? Here's an idea - head down to the Science Centre Singapore for a stargazing session at the Science Centre Observatory!
There are 2 different experiences to choose from, including the Fri Night Stargazing & Digital Planetarium Live Show, and the more extensive Stargazer Experience.
The Science Centre Observatory
The Observatory is one of the few in the world that is located next to the Equator. This unique position opens up more vistas in the sky and allows you to view constellations in both the northern and southern celestial hemispheres.
Fri Night Stargazing & Digital Planetarium Live Show
Date: Conducted every 2nd and 3rd Friday of the Month
Time: 7.30 pm - 10 pm
Fees: $17 per person (Omni Theatre + Stargazing + Young Astronomer online badge programme)
*Recommended for 4 years old and above.
As the Earth spins around the Sun, every week brings a slightly different visual spectacle to the skies overhead. In the live planetarium show inside the Omni
Theatre, our Science Educator will bring you on a tour of the current night sky, point out the beautiful sights and listen to fascinating stories about the stars.
Visit the Science Centre Observatory after the show, hang around admiring the celestial objects and interact with our Science Educators and Volunteers.
- 7.30pm - 8.30pm - Whats Up there? Digital Planetarium Show in the Omni Theatre (Registration starts at 7pm)
- 8.30pm - 10pm - Stargazing at the observatory Participants will take turns for stargazing at the main observatory. Please follow the instructions on the day of the event.
As stargazing is weather dependent, there will be no refund or alternative activity in case of bad weather.
Date: Conducted every 1st, 4th and 5th Friday of the Month
Time: 7.30 pm - 10 pm
Fees: $60 per pax (Inclusive of the Young Astronomer online badge programme)
*Suitable for 7 years old and above
What are planets? What are stars? What can we see tonight?
Learn the answers to all these questions and more at our Stargazer Experience Workshop. In groups, you will learn the knowledge and skills to explore the night sky by learning how to use a telescope setup. Test your skills after the workshop at the Science Centre Observatory, along with viewing through the observatory's telescopes.
- 7.30pm-8.15pm: What's Up there? Digital Planetarium Show in the Omni Theatre (Registration starts at 7.15pm)
- 8.15pm-9pm: Learning how to use a telescope
- 9pm-10pm: Stargazing with telescopes
Slots are limited per session and usually snapped up very quickly. You can get your tickets from Science Centre Singapore.
Please note that there will be no refund of the programme cost for any no shows, cancellations or wrong selections during registration. Science Centre Singapore reserves the right to deny admission of participants who do not meet the minimum age requirement.