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soulfrost
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rlow wrote:
anyway, just to point out, we did not do any mars watch in sentosa, it was once in the west, at chinese garden and once in the east, bedok reservoir.
The writer was probably refering to the great Leonid Meteor Watch at Sentosa, where all the three beaches were completely covered with people.
uh.. like so why snt it organised annually?
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it all depends on the ZHR of the meteor shower that year. the one they had back then had exceptional ZHR and received much more publicity i believe. currently the weather in singapore is quite erratic and light pollution (from the main island) to some extent has limited the numbers we can see.

moreover, such a large scale event would require lots of work and volunteers many mths beforehand ( such as the mars watch event) to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

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sounds likke they see no point in doing all e hard work huh.. so... whens the next vbetter shower? (jk:P)
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