Total Solar Eclipse in Singapore, 2016
TinyMOS team went to NUS on the 8th of March to present on Tiny1: The World’s Smallest Astronomy Camera. The NUS hosted event started with a talk on the Solar Eclipse by NUS Physics Assoc Professor Phil Chan, followed by a talk by Mr Alfred Tan on his astronomy journey.
We were very humbled and thankful to share the stage with the esteemed speakers. We gave a short presentation on TinyMOS company’s history, inspiration and innovations. A very big thank you to the NUS Physics department!
A small gallery exhibition was held outside the lecture halls for two days. Featuring artworks from renowned astronomy photographer Mr Remus Chua. The images included narrow band astronomy images taken from Singapore’s heavily light polluted skies.
A temporary photo gallery from astronomy buffs in Singapore. An attempt at Hydrogen Alpha narrow bandwidth imaging by Tiny1 Prototype, with H-Alpha Etalon kindly on loan by NUS Physics department.
Tiny1 sizes up with LiNUS, NUS’s mascot as it makes an appearance.
Next rare solar eclipse
The highlight of the event was of course, the solar eclipse itself. The rare solar eclipse, one of 3 total solar eclipses from 1700 till 2100, reaching 87% coverage is the 2nd last total solar eclipse for our lifetime.
We were joined at the NUS field with several hundred participants, featuring telescopes of all shapes and sizes. We imaged with our Tiny1 prototype with our small telephoto lens to great effect. Here are some of the photos from the event itself.
The next total solar eclipse in Singapore will be happening in 2019.
We will be attending that for sure and we will be using the Tiny1 camera too.