Hong Kong Space Museum to launch new sky show “Sky Tour: Window on the Universe” 

Picture shows the aurora borealis in Alaska. When charged particles of the solar wind collide with atoms or molecules in Earth's atmosphere, the latter are ionised or excited, emitting light to create an aurora.

20th October 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Space Museum will launch a new sky show, “Sky Tour: Window on the Universe”, at its Space Theatre tomorrow, taking audiences on a tour around the world with spectacular landscapes and dazzling stars. The new sky show showcases how the starry sky seen by people changes according to their latitudes. Audiences will also be taken visually away from Earth to travel through space, exploring the true nature of the majestic Milky Way that arches across our skies.

  “Sky Tour” will delight audiences with enchanting scenes of Earth and the universe with melodious music, enabling viewers to move away from the hustle and bustle of urban life and indulge in breathtaking starry skies and stunning natural landscapes. The journey begins in Iceland, where the aurora borealis flames across the sky. Viewers will then move southward to North America and Hawaii. With the Southern Cross and the Milky Way appearing in the background, audiences will visit Salar de Uyuni, best known as the “Mirror of the Sky”, in Bolivia, and take a look at the wondrous inverted image of the universe reflected by this gigantic natural mirror. The captivating journey concludes with audiences enjoying the aurora australis dancing above them in Australia and New Zealand.

  The 35-minute show will screen until 30th April next year. Screening times are 3.30pm and 8pm on weekdays and 2pm and 6.30pm on weekends and public holidays. The Hong Kong Space Museum, located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays).

 Tickets priced at HK$24 (front stalls) and HK$32 (stalls) are now available at the Hong Kong Space Museum Box Office and URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk). For details of the show, please visit hk.space.museum/en_US/web/spm/shows.html, or call 2721 0226 for enquiries.

In order to comply with the requirements stipulated in the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, visitors are required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” venue QR code with their mobile phones/other mobile devices before being allowed to enter the museums under the management of the LCSD for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. In accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L) and relevant requirements of administrative instructions, all persons entering indoor venues under the management of the LCSD must comply with the relevant requirements of the Vaccine Pass. According to the latest requirement on Vaccine Pass announced by the Government, all persons with their Vaccine Pass QR codes displayed in red or amber are not allowed to enter museums under the management of the LCSD.

Picture shows the Southern Cross above Easter Island. A distinctive cross-shaped asterism visible at latitudes south of 25°N, the Southern Cross is one of the most familiar constellations in the southern hemisphere.
Picture shows the aurora borealis in Alaska.