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Hong Kong Observatory open to public
(27 March 2011)

 
The Hong Kong Observatory was open to the public on March 26 and 27, with around 10,000 people of all ages visiting the Observatory Headquarters.

Every year in March, the Observatory organises an open day to celebrate World Meteorological Day (http://www.wmo.int/worldmetday/) on March 23. This year, the open day theme was "Climate for you". Through words, pictures and exhibits, various topics, including climate, extreme weather, geophysical science, radiation monitoring and others, were introduced to the public. State-of-the-art equipment was also displayed. The game booths and science talks proved highly popular. Many visitors commented that Observatory staff were friendly and helpful, the exhibits well presented and the games fun for everyone.

The Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Dr Lee Boon-ying, also autographed his new book "Director's Collectanea" during the open day. Many people welcomed this opportunity and posed for a picture with him.

Apart from Observatory staff, some sixty members of "Friends of the Observatory" volunteered as guides and enjoyed a happy weekend with the visitors.
 

Hong Kong Observatory Open Day 2011.
Hong Kong Observatory Open Day 2011.

Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Dr Lee Boon-ying (centre) at the "Director's Collectanea" autographing session.
Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Dr Lee Boon-ying (centre) at the "Director's Collectanea" autographing session.

Last revision date: <21 Dec 2012>