There are only two public observatories in Singapore, the Science Centre Observatory and the Woodlands CC Galaxy Observatory. Today, on 7 October 2022, the Woodlands Galaxy CC Observatory is finally reopening after a two-year closure since the pandemic!
While the observatory’s opening is just one day off from the Draconids Meteor Shower happening on 8 October, eagle-eyed astronomy enthusiasts can catch the meteor shower in the sky. But don’t fret, as the Observatory’s reopening is also just in time for their annual Geminids Meteor Shower viewing party and overnight event (we’re not sure if they’re having an overnight event this year, but we’re looking forward to the viewing!).
Here’s where you can make a wish on a ‘shooting star’ and participate in fun astronomy-themed activities. The Observatory is also open every Friday, which makes for a great way to end the week.
For just S$1, visitors can access the Observatory located on the CC’s rooftop, which offers unparalleled views of the night sky. Their Takahashi Sky 90 telescopes are easy to use for beginner astronomers, and are great for astrophotography! The large, dome-shaped observatory gives you a 360° view of the night sky, and makes for a great photo spot to spice up your feed.
The observatory also hosts occasional free guest astronomy lectures, in addition to seasonal events and eclipse viewings – so just check their socials to find out if they’ll be hosting a viewing for the upcoming blood moon and total solar eclipse on Nov 8!
Located just a 5-minute walk from Admiralty MRT. You can purchase the S$1 viewing tickets at the OnePA website or the Woodlands CC counter (which closes at 6pm) for their Friday sessions.
The Woodlands Galaxy CC Observatory is the perfect destination for an evening under the stars, and is definitely a fun activities to add to your bucketlist where you can go stargazing soon!
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