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"Under the same sky" on sale
(9 April 2013)

"Under the same sky", a collection of essays to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the Hong Kong Observatory, is now on sale.

The book comprises 50 Chinese and English articles written by six directors of different generations, serving and retired staff of the Observatory, stakeholders, scholars and counterparts. Through the authors' real-life stories, and more than 150 precious pictures, the evolution of the observatory and Hong Kong society over the decades is vividly revealed. In addition, natural disasters that Hong Kong had experienced are recollected in the book, so as to increase public awareness of disaster prevention and mitigation, in preparation for possible increase in frequency of extreme weather brought by climate change. The book is highly recommended for those interested in weather as well as the history of the Observatory.

The book, at $74 a copy, is sold at the Hong Kong Observatory Resource Centre, the Publications Sales Unit of the Information Services Department and the Map Publications Centre, Kowloon. It is also available from the on-line government bookstore at, details of which can be obtained through the telephone enquiry service of the Information Services Department on 2537 1910.

The Hong Kong Observatory Resource Centre is located at Units 2304-2309, 23/F Miramar Tower, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (telephone: 2926 8250).

Front cover of "Under the same sky"

Last revision date: <09 Apr 2013>