See new and old at Space Museum

Central Station | 27 Oct 2021

A new space telescope to capture the formation of stars and planets will go on show at the Hong Kong Space Museum today.

The exhibition - Golden Eye on the Cosmos - James Webb Space Telescope - will last until May 30 in the foyer of the museum in Tsim Sha Tsui.

It explains the technologies, missions and scientific principle behind infrared astronomy.

Among the exhibits will be the telescope developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. The device comes with a 6.5-meter-wide mirror, broader infrared coverage and greater sensitivity which enables the telescope to see through clouds of dust.

Then back to the old days. The exhibition will also display the earliest astronomical telescope by featuring a replica of the one used by the astronomer Galileo on loan from the Museo Galileo in Italy.

 



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