Tools


TELESCOPES

The telescope has been around for more than 400 years, and yet most people have never had a chance to look through one.

 We aim at getting many young minds to look through our telescopes and appreciate their place in the universe. Our telescopes include:

  • a 12-inch reflector on a computerised tracking mount

  • a 4-inch refractor on a computerised tracking mount.

  • two 4-inch reflectors.


MOBILE PLANETARIUM

A planetarium is a powerful tool used as an alternative learning resource to explain astronomy and science topics.

Our inflatable dome can fit up to 25 children at a time. Our sessions run for 30 to 40 minutes. We cover a range of topics in astronomy and other sciences. We also play 360 degree movies.

The dome is 5 metres wide and 3 metres high, and we usually set it up in an indoor space with high ceilings, like a school hall.


VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSETS

The VR headsets are excellent tools for fun education.  This technology takes you away from your perceived ‘real world’, where your senses are given alternate information. With VR headsets you can drive the Mars Rover, land on the Moon, or fly through space and observe other planets up close. Experience it for yourself.

Children get to experience how the outer world is and are able to better understand more challenging science concepts.


ASTRONOMY SOFTWARE

We have a range of astronomy software that we train children and teachers to use in the classroom.

  • planetarium software like Stellarium  and Celestia.

  • image processing software like SalsaJ and Astrometrica.

The software is a good way of encouraging the use of computers in the classroom. Most students enjoy using the software and exploring its different features.


 

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