Kaohsiung Astronomical Museum

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Kaohsiung Astronomical Museum
高雄市立天文教育館
Kaohsiung Astronomical Museum is located in Taiwan
Kaohsiung Astronomical Museum
Location within Taiwan
General information
Type Museum
Location Siaogang, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Coordinates 22°34′05″N 120°20′15″E / 22.568069°N 120.337419°E / 22.568069; 120.337419Coordinates: 22°34′05″N 120°20′15″E / 22.568069°N 120.337419°E / 22.568069; 120.337419
Opening 2000

The Kaohsiung Astronomical Museum (Chinese: 高雄市立天文教育館; pinyin: Gāoxióng Shìlì Tiānwén Jiàoyùguǎn) is an astronomical museum in Siaogang District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The museum was established in 2000.[1]

Features

The museum is dedicated to the promotion and teaching of astronomical science and is equipped with a multimedia hall with a built in five metre-diameter sky screen, and an astronomical science exhibition hall.

The museum has created a 2-meter-diameter constellation map, which is the largest ever created in Chinese, and is in the possession of the NT$6 million Temma Mewlon 300mm reflector telescope, the most developed telescope ever owned by a museum or organization other than the research institutes in Taiwan.[2]

Transportation

The museum is accessible within walking distance South West from Kaohsiung International Airport Station of the Kaohsiung MRT.

See also

References

  1. ^ www.taiwan.com Archived 2008-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ kaohsiungwalking.kcg.gov.tw
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