Background of co-organiser
Hong Kong Space Museum 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.Apart from screening of Sky Shows, OMNIMAX films and 3D Dome Shows in the egg-shaped Stanley Ho Space Theatre and showcasing of exhibits, predominately interactive, in the two exhibition halls named the Hall of the Cosmos and the Hall of Space Exploration, the Museum is also dedicated to promoting astronomy, stargazing and space science to the public through various extension activities.
The Hong Kong Space Museum is going to launch a brand new Outreach Programme introducing the latest STEM topic – Space Exploration. There will be an introduction to various space sciences and related technologies, and to understand the challenges humans are facing and have to overcome before they can travel out of the Earth to the Moon and even further to other planets. The Space team will introduce these subjects through Interactive activities and demonstrations so that participants can learn STEM and space science through the activities.
The student is expected to assist in the Outreach Programme offered by the Space Museum to local primary schools. He/She will be required to conduct part of the programme sessions with the Space Museum team and provide suggestions on improving the programme. He/She may also be assigned to assist in stargazing or astronomy popularisation activities when necessary.