Pic below: Alot of curious public enquire about the posters... (Vanessa caught in action!)
At around 7pm, our exhibition in East Coast Park area D1 was set up as well. The exhibition consists of 16 posters on various topics, including the different schools’ astronomy clubs, astronomy-related topics, and energy conservation. As the pedestrians walked by, they would get a tour through our whole exhibition, and then catch a glimpse of the stunning celestial sights. As members of Singastro came to support us, the number of telescopes greatly increased, and the public was astounded with the beauty of the ringed planet Saturn, the elusive Orion nebula, or sparkling Beehive cluster. For some, it would be their first time viewing these celestial objects through a telescope, and from there we hope they would continue their newly discovered interest while influencing others as well.
All in all, albeit the uncooperative weather towards the end of the star party, the event was a success, and each and everyone of us that participated in the event, either as helper or audience, managed to have a great time! As we embark on our future events, we hope that the public have brought home some valuable experience, and continue to give us their support in the future.
Stay tuned for Earth Hour Star Party 2009!
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