|The Omni-Theatre, located adjacent to the Science Centre, is a dome-shaped, 5-storey high and 23m wide screen cinematic experience. Together with complementary facilities such as a space science exhibition hall, gift shop, F&B outlets and observatory, the Omni-Theatre provides an edutaining experience for the whole family.
Free Stargazing Sessions, 7.50 pm to 10.00 pm every Friday at The Observatory. Come discover the constellations that cross over vistas. View their website for the planets that are in view, such as Venus, Saturn, Mercury & Jupiter, during the respective period.
The Observatory is situated at the following geographical coordinates:
1o 20' 03" N latitude, 103o 44' 14" E longitude, 15.27 m Height (m.s.l). This Observatory is one of the few in the world that is located next to the Equator. This unique position opens up more vistas in the sky and allows us to view constellations in both the northern and southern celestial hemispheres.
The Omni-Theatre is a specially designed theatre equipped with state-of-the-art IMAX dome technology. It is Singapore's only dome-shaped theatre with a capacity of 276 seats and the first in South East Asia.
The theatre screens large format films which provides the industry's highest standard of clarity. The 15 perforation/70mm film frame is 10 times larger than that of conventional 35mm film used in cinemas.
It also features a massive hemispheric screen, 23m in diameter and 16m in height which stretches 180 degrees horizontal from wall to wall and is tilted at a 30 degree angle to the horizon. Together with 72 amplifiers, which produce 20,000 watts of surround sound.
The Omni-Theatre - Singapore Science Centre, was officially declared open by H.E. Mr. Wee Kim Wee, President of the Republic of Singapore, on Thursday, 10 December 1987.
There is no tour here.