19th July 2022 – (Hong Kong) In 1609, Galileo used a simple telescope to observe the night sky for the first time. He saw mountains and craters on the Moon, phases of Venus just like our Moon’s and the four largest satellites of Jupiter that were orbiting around the planet. His astonishing discoveries revolutionised human understanding of the Solar System and laid down the foundation of modern astronomy. Today, in spite of the dazzling lights on both sides of the Victoria Harbour, we can still observe the Moon and planets through astronomical telescopes and relive the moment when Galileo was awestruck by these celestial wonders.
This stargazing activity invites the public to observe the night sky through telescopes and learn the seasonal constellations on the rooftop of the Space Museum. Participants are welcome to join any time during the event.
Host: Hong Kong Astronomical Society
20.07.2022 (Wednesday)7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Rooftop, Hong Kong Space Museum
Public can queue up at the venue to join the event. To be conducted in Cantonese, supplemented with English