USM Astronomy Convention and Expo 2008

Again, it’s time for USM Astronomy Convention.

The theme for this year’s “USM Astronomy Convention and Expo 2008” is

“Astronomy and Space – Open Your Hearts”

The events will be held from 18 to 20 July 2008 (Fri – Sun) in Main Examination Hall and Padang Kawad of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. (map to USM, map inside USM).

It is organized by the Astronomy and Atmospheric Science Research Unit of Universiti Sains Malaysia together with the Mufti Department of Penang and the Penang Matriculation College.

Again many activities will be held for teachers, students and members of the public. Many schools, colleges, astronomy organizations and astronomy enthusiasts from all over Malaysia and neighbouring countries have been invited to take part in this year’s event.

The activities include:
  – Academic Seminar on Astronomy
  – Space Exploration Exhibition
  – Telescope Exhibition and Promotion
  – Telescope Clinic
  – Astrophotography Exhibition
  – Public Talks
  – Planetarium Shows
  – Sunspots and Solar Flares Observation
  – Quizzes on Astronomy and Space Exploration
  – Workshop on “Do-It-Yourself Radio Astronomy”
  – Workshop on “Amateur Telescope Making”
  – Workshop on “Water-Rockets”
  – Water-Rockets Launching Competition
  – Two nights of stargazing

The organisers would also like to invite you to bring your telescope/telescopes and other astronomical equipment to Universiti Sains Malaysia for this convention and expo.

Teachers, students and astronomy enthusiasts who are interested to take part in the “USM Astronomy Convention and Expo 2008” can contact the following persons:

(1) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chong Hon Yew, USM
(e-mail:, h/p: 016-3157318)

(2) En. Jamil Zakaria, USM
(e-mail:, h/p: 012-4577990)

(3) En. Abdul Jalil B. Yahya, Mufti Department of Penang
(e-mail:, h/p: 013-5313898)

(1)  Invitation Letter
(2)  Programme


~ by thChieh on July 2, 2008.

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