Space Museum

Two weeks ahead



Boy 8-Bit (left) at Volar

Matthias Heilbronn at Kee Club

The Man Who Knew Too Much at Film Archive


Dayo Wong at Venetian Macao

Thursday, 18 November, 2010, 12:00am

Peer behind the celestial veil without opening your door

In a first for Hong Kong, armchair stargazers will soon be able to look beyond the solar system from their homes using a telescope they can control via the internet. But they may have to wait a few years.

The $850,000 telescope, with a 60cm diameter, will be part of an Interactive Astronomical Observatory in Sai Kung.

22 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Good arguments need lots of effort

I joined a debating workshop organised by Hong Kong Education City at the Space Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui earlier this month.

The speaker, an experienced campaigner from Oxford, said debating was fun. I was very much impressed by his speech and imagined myself standing on the stage.

Later we were given the motion: 'This house supports the use of death penalty.'

18 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Braemar Hill . . . and the kindness shown to a stranger

My wife and I have visited Hong Kong many times over the past 40 years and we still enjoy our visits.

In mid-September, I was walking from the Space Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui when I fell heavily on the footpath. I was immediately helped to my feet by two Hong Kong-Chinese ladies. They spoke no English and apparently did not know each other.

14 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Increase in fees at museums proposed

Admission and hiring charges at two museums run by the Provisional Urban Council may rise by 6.2 per cent despite a freeze on other government charges.

The council's finance select committee will discuss the proposal today.

30 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Space Museum staff angry at secret filming

Government lawyers are investigating whether the Space Museum has violated privacy laws by secretly filming staff at work.

The move came after employees complained that video footage of them at work was used as training material at the museum's personnel and service courses last month without their knowledge.

The video was subsequently destroyed.

3 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Refunds for space shows

THE Urban Services Department has made refund arrangements for the Hong Kong Space Museum programmes which had to be cancelled on August 31 because of the typhoon.

14 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Museum show a let-down

ON August 26, I, my husband and our two sons aged nine and seven went to see the Sky Show 'Comet Crash' at the Space Museum.

After seeing it we were extremely dissatisfied with the way the Space Museum advertised and presented the show.

7 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

An affront

WHILE Tsim Sha Tsui's expanding Uglification Scheme has been led by the private sector merchants, contractors, and political display-makers, the Urban Council has now added its own donation.

2 Mar 1994 - 12:00am