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"Norman the Snowman - On a Night of Shooting Stars" (1/11/2018 - 29/4/2019 )

 

Norman the Snowman - On a Night of Shooting stars

In the small hours of 13 November 1833, an enormous number of shooting stars, also known as meteors, were witnessed in North America. As many as 20 shooting stars are said to have appeared per second, made a shocking impact on the people. It is still remembered today as the largest meteor shower in modern history. Unfortunately, photography had not been formally invented then so we do not know how accurate the drawing records are.

A boy who is so fascinated by meteor is longing for the meteor shower occurring tomorrow. Unfortunately, it has been snowing in town and the chance to see a meteor is slim. Not discouraged by the clouds and the ridicule of others, the boy decides to leave the town and head towards a place with thinner clouds with his snowman friend Norman.

How would the 1833 Leonid meteor shower look like? Can the pair see meteors at last? In the Sky Show "Norman the Snowman - On a Night of Shooting Stars", a stop motion animation with adorable puppets, you will go on a star-chasing journey and rediscover your beginner's heart of an astrophile under the dome.


Sky Show " Norman the Snowman - On a Night of Shooting Stars " Trailer
 

1833 meteor shower
In 1833, there was a great meteor shower in North America although the term "meteor shower" was not yet available at the time. This meteor shower was only recorded in drawings and text, but these records can still give us an idea of how stunning the phenomenon was.

Formation of meteor shower
A meteor shower comes from the leftover dust of a comet. When a comet gets close to the Sun, it becomes hotter and emits a belt of dust. If the Earth comes across the dust belt, the dust particles will enter the Earth's atmosphere and glow by rubbing against the air, forming a spectacular meteor shower.

The boy and Norman
Norman the snowman tells the boy that a meteor shower is going to happen the next night. The boy cannot wait to see it himself.

Can the boy and Norman see the meteor shower?
Can the boy and Norman's wish come true that they see the meteor shower?

 

Show: Sky Show "Norman the Snowman - On a Night of Shooting Stars"
Show Period: 1 November 2018 to 29 April 2019
Show Schedule : Daily at 3:50 pm and 7:20 pm except closing days
Additional show at 12:20 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays)
Closed at 5:00 pm on Christmas Eve (24 December 2018) and Chinese New Year's Eve (4/2/2019)
Closed on the first two days of Chinese New Year (5/2/2019 & 6/2/2019)

For more information on the show scheldue of other shows, please refer to Stanley Ho Space Theatre Show Schedule
Place: Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum
Admission Fees: Standard Admission: $32 (stalls), $24 (front stalls)
Concession Admission: $16 (stalls), $12 (front stalls)

  • Concession is applicable to full-time students, people with disabilities (and one accompanying carer) and senior citizens aged 60 or above.
  • Persons paying concessionary rate may be requested by museums staff to produce a valid document for verification of eligibility.
  • Children under 3 years old will not be admitted
Show Duration: 32 minutes (the first 5 minutes is an introduction to the Chinese sky)
Language: Sessions at 7:20 pm on Mondays and Thursdays (except public holidays) are in English. All other sessions are in Cantonese.

The audience can also select the following languages with the multi-channel headphone system:
Cantonese, Putonghua, English and Japanese
Ticketing:

Please refer to "Ticketing Information"
 

  • Advance booking up to one week
  • Tickets are available at all URBTIX outlets
  • URBTIX Internet Ticketing : http://www.urbtix.hk
  • Telephone Cedit Card Booking : 2111 5999
  • Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Seating plan: Please refer to Space Theatre Seating Plan

All programmes and prices are subject to change without prior notice.