Museum calendar features splendid shots of universe

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 09 December, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 09 December, 1998, 12:00am

As the new year approaches, it is time to look for a new and colourful calendar.

The Provisional Urban Council's Hong Kong Space Museum has published an Astrocalendar for 1999.

Designed for desk-top display, the calendar features recent photographs taken by the Hubble Telescope which reveal the immensity of the Cosmos.

Images in the calendar include the first close-up glimpse at the birth of massive stars located 200,000 light-years away from the Earth, a brilliant 'fire works show' at the centre of of a collision between two galaxies, and one of the most beautiful regions of the sky surrounding the star Antares.

Twelve star-maps are also provided which show the night sky, the planet and the moon phase visible each month.

Priced at a far from astronomical $20, the Astrocalendar is now on sale at the Space Museum Gift Shop.

It is also available at the Provisional Urban Council publication centres at City Hall and Kowloon Central Library.



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