The Observatory



I visited The Observatory today with some friends. It’s located in the Singapore Science Centre.

I heard about this place almost one year ago, and at long last, I have finally made a trip down to see it.

It was simply amazing! I was told that it’s the largest telescope along the entire Equator! Theoretically, being along the Equator has its perks. One can see the constellations on both sides of the hemisphere every night!

However, there was one problem. Tonight’s sky was terribly cloudy, and so we weren’t able to see anything.

Nonetheless, the technician was kind enough to adjust the observatory roof to spin around, so that we can have a glimpse of the surrounding area. It was really awesome standing inside, watching the roof rotate very very slowly.

I’ll probably have to find the time to visit it again.

Author: Jonathan Y. H. Sim

Jonathan Sim is an Instructor with the Department of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore. He is passionate about teaching and he continues to research fun and innovative ways of engaging students to learn effectively. He has been teaching general education modules to a diverse range of undergraduate students and adult learners at the University.

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