The Observatory supports Hong Kong Polytechnic University's General Education Course-"Climate and the Environment"
22 December 2008
Between September and November 2008, the Hong Kong Observatory, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Applied Physics Department, organized a general education course entitled "Climate and the Environment" for students of the university. Apart from introducing various weather phenomena and how weather and environmental elements are measured, the course also included talks delivered by Dr. Lee Tsz-cheung, Scientific Officer of the Observatory, on topics related to climate change. These talks include hot topics such as greenhouse effect, global warming and urban heat island effect due to urbanization, as well as the Observatory's work in weather monitoring and forecasting. Two visits were also arranged for the students, one to Ho Koon Nature Education cum Astronomical Centre for its renewable energy facilities, and the other to the Hong Kong Meteorological Centre at the Observatory Headquarters where students were briefed about the work of the forecaster in weather forecasting and monitoring of inclement weather.
For information on other cooperation programs between the Observatory and the Department of Applied Physics of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, please visit the "Hong Kong Community Weather Information Network" website.
Students of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University visiting the Observatory Headquarters
Observatory staff explaining the work of the weather forecaster to students of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University