Amateur Astronomy

Night watch

Recent solar storms make the Northern Lights visible much farther south than usual. This development has put astronomical adventures in the spotlight.

Friday, 3 February, 2012, 12:00am

Twinkle, twinkle

The only stars most Hongkongers give any thought to are the ones they see on TV and on the big screen, but it is not impossible to gaze at the real thing in the night sky.

20 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

HKU offers summer fun with astronomy

Good news for astronomy lovers: beginners can make use of the summer vacation to learn something new about the subject.

The Astronomy Club of the Students' Union of the University of Hong Kong will be holding a summer astronomy class next month.

All Form Three to Seven students are welcome.

4 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Club reaches for the stars

RAIN and clouds may get in the way of star-gazers but will never dampen the spirit of St Paul's College boys in their quest for answers to the 'mysterious' universe.

Philip Chiu Pit-lap, the chairman of the school's Astronomy Club, said even the members' No 1 enemy - bad weather - could not lessen their enthusiasm in studying the sky.

5 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Sights on comet crash

STARGAZERS with a standard $3,000 telescope pointed out of their flat windows should be able to see effects of a huge comet crash into Jupiter in July.

But the Space Museum's assistant curator, Wong Yiu-wah, says it is unlikely to be viewed as the traditional omen of a statesman's death because it is so far from the Earth.

21 May 1994 - 12:00am