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Kaohsiung Astronomical Museum

The museum is located on the premises of the Ganghe Elementary School in suburb Xiaogang District, in order to avoid the light pollution downtown and achieve the best viewing results.

Rather than focusing on the research of astronomy, the museum is dedicated to the promotion and teaching of astronomical science. The main facilities of the museum include a multimedia astronomic hall equipped with a 5-meter-diameter sky screen, as well as an astronomical science exhibition hall that presents displays on five themes.

To facilitate the teaching of astronomy, the museum has created a 2-meter-diameter constellation map—the largest ever created in Mandarin—and many interesting interactive computer games. Of which, the most popular with kids is the space bathroom; The scale measures weight and converts it into what one would weigh on different planets by comparing the mass and gravity of the specific planets to those of the Earth.

Another precious equipment the museum owns is the NT$6 million Temma Mewlon 300mm reflector telescope, the best telescope ever owned by organizations other than the academic research institutions in Taiwan.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
TEL:
+886-7-813-1506
Address:
No.300, Pinghe S. Rd., Xiaogang District, Kaohsiung City (In the Kangho Elementary School)
Longitude/Latitude:
120.3376/22.567914
Transportation:

Nat'l Hwy 1 → Kaohsiung End Interchange →Prov. Hwy 17→ Pinghe E. Rd. → Pinghe S. Rd.

Public:

By Air:
1. From Taipei International Airport fly to Kaohsiung on Mandarin Airlines.
2. From Hualien Airport fly to Kaohsiung on Mandarin Airlines.
Kaohsiung International Airport

THRS/ TRA/ Bus
Take the THSR to Zuoying Station or TRA to Kaohsiung Station, transfer to Kaohsiung Metro toward Kaohsiung International Airport Station.

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