Beyond the stars 星空、天文學

夜幕低垂,繁星點點,這片瑰麗且神秘的大自然景象,引發人類無限遐想。近年香港引入天文學為常規教育,已故邵逸夫爵士設立天文學獎,我國在天文學及太空探索方面的快速發展,一再說明到了今天,古老又尖端同時充滿藝術氣息的天文學,仍極有生命力及發展空間。

星河科研社於1996年成立,工作包括活動、器材、技術等服務,對象包括國家科研機構、學界、社區、個人。近年重點推動區內天文建設,包括香港、澳門、中國內地、台灣及東南亞多國數十項天文台及天文館設施。

我們剛渡過了自成立以來最急速發展的一年。是過去多年的工作基礎成就今天的成長,但我們更放眼將來,期望把工作做得更好。

方浩翔
星河科研社社長


Humankind has long known that nature and us are inseparable. Peasants relied on the sky to set their daily routines, which slowly developed into calendar. From this came all sorts of knowledge; and among them the oldest and the most mysterious of all, astronomy. 

There has been a significant growth of interest in astronomy in the last hundred years. The recognition of contributions in the field of astronomy by the Shaw Prize and China’s achievements in space advancement manifest the importance of this knowledge and helps to bring the study of the outer space closer to the community. 

All in all, the study of astronomy can equip us with various skills needed in learning, and brings us to better appreciation of art and nature. It is with this that we can be a responsible global citizen.