The Astropark is a theme park with stargazing facilities located within Chong Hing Water Sports Centre, West Sea Cofferdam, High Island Reservoir with an area of about 1,200 square metres. Equipped with typical Chinese and western astronomical instruments from the ancient times to the modern period, the Astropark provides a convenient stargazing park with recreational, educational and astronomical facilities for the benefit, use and enjoyment of the public and amateur star lovers. The Astropark was opened on 30 January 2010.
The Astropark is divided into 3 zones: Educational Zone for day-time use, Naked-eye Observation Area and Telescopic Observation Area for amateur astronomers.
The curators of the Hong Kong Space Museum will lead you on a virtual journey to tour around the Hong Kong Space Museum Astropark, allowing you to become an astronomer in just 10 minutes!
In this day-and-night tour, you will learn about those different ancient Chinese astronomical instruments, including the Armillary Sphere of the Ming dynasty, the Gnomon, the Star Dial, Moon Dial and sundials. You can even enjoy stargazing under the dark blue sky and see the constellations of the four seasons!
Are you ready?
- Take public transport (KMB 94 [Sai Kung to Wong Shek Pier], 96R [Sunday and Public Holiday route Diamond Hill Railway Station to Wong Shek Pier] or Green Minibus 7 [Sai Kung to Hoi Ha], 9 [Sai Kung to Lady MacLehose Holiday Village]) to Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung and then take a taxi for about 15 minutes. (Owing to the remote location, visitors may need to use taxi-call services.)
- Those having pre-booked camping facilities may take scheduled shuttle buses provided by the Chong Hing Water Sports Centre to and from Sai Kung Tang Siu Kin Sports Ground and the Centre at scheduled hours.
- Hire a "kaito"at Sai Kung Pier. (Please call the Chong Hing Water Sports Centre at 2792 6810 beforehand from 9am to 5pm, except Thursday to arrange for disembarkation).
- As the number of group booking to visit the Astropark is ever-increasing, the Hong Kong Space Museum has now made available an "Astropark Traffic Permit" for interested schools and non-profit making astronomical organisations to apply. For details, please click the "Download" button and refer to the Application Form and Guidelines on using the "Astropark Traffic Permit".