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The Hong Kong Space Museum, which is strategically situated along Tsim Sha Tsui's waterfront, started building in 1977. Project primary architect was Mr. Joseph Ming Gun LEE from the Public Works Department. The Hong Kong Space Museum opened its doors in 1980. It is the first planetarium in the area dedicated to popularizing astronomy and space science. The 8000 square meter museum, with its distinctive egg-shaped dome, has become one of Hong Kong's most well-known sights.
The Museum is divided into east and west wings. The former, which forms the core of the planetarium, is surrounded by an egg-shaped dome. The Space Theatre, the Hall of the Cosmos, an OMNIMAX projector room, workshops, and offices are located underneath it. The offices, Lecture Hall, Gift Shop, and Hall of Space Exploration are all located in the west wing.
A 23-meter-diameter hemispherical projection dome is located inside the Space Theatre. The Museum is the first planetarium in the world to have a fully automatic control system at its Space Theatre, and it also boasts the first OMNIMAX film projector in the Eastern Hemisphere. The Museum develops the digital planetarium projection system's Sky Show each year and brings Hong Kong the best overseas OMNIMAX movies and 3D Dome Shows.
The Hall of the Cosmos and the Hall of Space Exploration are the two themed exhibition rooms in the museum, located on the first and second floors, respectively. The exhibitions, which are mainly interactive, give visitors the opportunity to learn through a variety of fun and instructive activities.
Not to mention, the Museum organizes a ton of extracurricular activities every year, such as Stargazing in a city flooded with light, Starry Wonderland, entertaining astronomy seminars, lectures, and astronomy film shows, as well as observation programs for unique celestial events, etc. The Museum's webpage has a wealth of information about stargazing, fundamental astronomy, astronomical news, and educational materials.
This point of interest is part of the tour: HKBU GFHC1045 TST Tour