Hong Kong Space Museum

 
Hong Kong Space Museum

Hong Kong Space Museum

Strategically located at the seaside of Tsim Sha Tsui, the Hong Kong Space Museum commenced its construction in 1977 and was commissioned in October 1980. It is the first local planetarium for the popularisation of astronomy and space science. The unique egg-shaped dome renders the 8000-square-metre museum to be one of the most famous landmarks in Hong Kong.

The Museum comprises two wings – east and west. The former, the planetarium’s nucleus, has an egg-shaped dome structure. Beneath it are the Stanley Ho Space Theatre, the Hall of Space Science, workshops and offices. The west wing houses the Hall of Astronomy, the Lecture Hall, the Gift Shop and offices.

Inside the Stanley Ho Space Theatre, there is a hemispherical projection dome with a diameter of 23 metres. Boasting the first OMNIMAX film projector in the eastern hemisphere, the Museum is also the first planetarium in the world to possess a fully automatic control system at its Stanley Ho Space Theatre. Each year, the Museum produces two multi-media planetarium shows and introduces the best foreign OMNIMAX films to Hong Kong.

The Museum has two thematic exhibition halls: the Hall of Space Science and the Hall of Astronomy on the ground and first floors respectively. The exhibits, predominately interactive, enable visitors to learn through a series of entertaining and educational experiences.

Last but not the least, the Museum organises plenty of extension activities each year, including Astronomy Carnival, Astronomy Happy Hours, fun science lab sessions, astronomy competitions, lectures and astronomy film shows, etc. You can also find a lot of information related to stargazing, basic astronomy, astronomical news and educational resources in the Museum’s homepage.

Opened in: 1980
System type: fixed
Category: Museum / Science Center
Dome size: 23 (m) | 75.9 (ft)
Number of seats: 270
CEO / Director: Robert Leung
Official website: http://hk.space.museum

Theatre Details

Theater name: Hong Kong Space Museum
Dome Type: fixed
Dome System: Digital
Main Purpose: Education
Main Audience: School Students
Opened in: 1980
Yearly average attendance: 400000

Dome Details

Dome Vendor: ADD vendor
Diameter: 23 (m) | 75.9 (ft)
Dome Shape: Spherical
Dome Alignment: not tilted
Dome Tilt:

Video Equipment Details

Most recent upgrade: 2009
Projectors Configuration: Multi Channel
N° of Projectors: 8
Projectors Brand:
Projectors Technology: DLP
Closest Dome Resolution: 4K
Stereo 3D: Polarized

Audio System

Audio System: 5.1 System
Tot. N° of speakers:

Seats

Orientation: Unidirectional
N° of Seats: 270
Headrest Yes
Interactive device Yes

Programming & Features

Programming & Features: Educational, Fulldome features, Traditional
Additional features:

Stage Details

Stage type:
Stage size:

People working at Hong Kong Space Museum

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Planetarian(s)

Gloria Cheung Patrick Lau

Productions & Co-Productions

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The Stories of Solar Eclipse

Fulldome Shows screened and screening here

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Dawn of the Space Age
Astronomyths: Where the Sky Ends the Myth Begins
The Stories of Solar Eclipse

Contact Details

Address: Hong Kong Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
ZIP / Postal code: Hong Kong
City: Kowloon
Country: Hong Kong
Continent: Asia
Latitude: 22°17'39.384096"
Longitude: 114°10'19.433856"
Website: http://hk.space.museum
Phone: +852 2721 0226
Fax: +852 2367 8320
 
 

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