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Sharing the universe with everyone

I miss talking about the stars. We all share the universe but sharing wondrous facts about it is something that fires me up inside and I have seen how it also fires up audiences across ages.

One of my favorite parts of working at The Mind Museum has been to talk about the universe to our audiences. I am lucky to have been able to speak to the universal fascination with space in various ways.

For example, in the Season 1 finale of our science TV show Mind S-Cool, I got to tell our viewers the astounding fact that ordinary matter makes up less than 5 percent of the universe! More than 95 percent is composed of things we currently know little about. There’s so much left to discover!

While shooting that episode, I realized that I miss holding hands-on, face-to-face workshops that tap into kids’ interest in outer space. Luckily, The Mind Museum team put together a kit, The Sky Above, that brings a hands-on learning experience about space to the safety of people’s homes.

I also miss hosting shows about stargazing at The Mind Museum’s planetarium. Before the pandemic, I hosted a weekly planetarium show called “Awesome Astronomy.” I miss the oohs and aaahs of the audience as I give them a virtual tour of the night sky and even “fly them” into outer space! I remember after every Awesome Astronomy session, people always come up to thank me for reawakening their fascination with the universe.

With the help of technology, I was able to do a virtual planetarium show in collaboration with my friends at the Science Center Observatory in Singapore earlier this year. In fact, U am hosting a virtual Awesome Astronomy this week! In the show, I want to talk about the awesome things people can see in the December night sky. One of them is Jupiter and Saturn appearing very close together in the sky!

I hope you will be able to join this Friday, Dec. 18, in a free Facebook Live event to learn about how we can enjoy the night sky from the safety of our homes.

For more details about this event, please click here to visit our Virtual Awesome Astronomy event page. To get notified about the event, please make sure to click "GOING" in our event page!

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