Sunshine 60 Observatory Astronomical Viewing Party 2021 “Mid-Autumn Moon” [The mission experience of “YAOKI”, which is the world’s first private-sector exploration of the moon! ]

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Watch from a height of 251m above sea level on the observatory certified as "100 Famous Moons of Japan"! September 18th (Sat) -24th (Fri)

SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory (Ikebukuro, Tokyo) is planning to hold eight astronomical viewing events in 2021. From September 18th (Sat) to 24th (Fri), we will hold an event related to the moon as "Mid-Autumn Moon".

On the day of September 21st (Tuesday), which will be the "Mid-Autumn Moon", we will explain the mid-Autumn Moon on a monitor using a super-telephoto lens with the cooperation of starry sky photographer Hiroyuki Narizawa (*). We will hold a "Mid-Autumn Moon Viewing Party". Also, during the period, an event related to the moon will be held . A workshop where you can learn about the mechanism of the telescope using the learning astronomical telescope kit for elementary and junior high school students, and the lunar rover "YAOKI" (*), which is scheduled to be the world's first lunar rover in 2022. ) Will be operated to carry out the "YAOKI Lunar Exploration Mission" where you can experience the lunar exploration mission in a simulated manner.

Mid-autumn moon taken from the 2020 observatory

Mid-autumn moon taken from the 2020 observatory

State of past astronomical viewing party

State of past astronomical viewing party

Japanese-made lunar rover "YAOKI"

Japanese-made lunar rover "YAOKI"



* Profile of Hiroyuki Narizawa
Starry sky photographer and time lapse creator. A regular member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society. Fujifilm FPS member, Academy X instructor, Nikon NPS member. Books "Hiroyuki Narizawa's Starry Sky Photography School" and "Time Lapse Photography Textbook".

* Lunar rover "YAOKI"
The first Japanese-made robot to play an active role at the forefront of lunar development . An ultra-compact (15 cm x 15 cm x 10 cm), ultra-lightweight (498 g), and high-strength lunar rover (moon rover) that can be sent to the moon many times. In 2022, we will realize the world's first lunar exploration in the private sector, and will steadily advance lunar development.

·Overview

Date: September 18th (Sat) -24th (Fri)
* It may not be available or may be canceled depending on the weather and conditions.
* Please note that each event has a different session.
Location: SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory
Cooperation: Starry sky photographer Hiroyuki Narizawa, Daimon Co., Ltd.
Admission fee: You can enjoy it only with the admission fee of the observatory. * Partially charged
Adults 1,200 yen, students (high school / university / vocational school) 900 yen, children (elementary / junior high school students) 600 yen, infants (4 years old and over) 300 yen, annual passport uniform 3,600 yen * VR fee is required separately.

■ Respect for the Aged Day Campaign
From September 17th (Friday) to 20th (Monday / holiday), admission to the observatory is free for those who will reach their 60th birthday by December 31, 2021 and those over 60 years old. In addition, up to 3 companions will carry out a campaign in which the entrance fee for the observatory alone will be reduced by half.

★★ Sunshine 60 Observatory Astronomical Viewing Event 2021 Schedule (planned) ★★
① The moon of 5.4 years old and Mars line up (April 16-18) End
② Super Moon! Total lunar eclipse! (May 24-27) End
➂ Planetary viewing event (July 23-27) ends
④ Mid-autumn moon (September 18-24)
⑤Diamond Fuji & partial lunar eclipse (lunar eclipse) (November 13-19)
⑥ Night view photo session for a limited number of people after closing (December 10-12)
⑦ First sunrise (January 1, 2022)
⑧ Diamond Fuji (January 23-29, 2022)

・ Mid-autumn moon viewing party

Date and time: Tuesday, September 21st, 17: 30-19: 00 (Sunset 17:41, Moonrise 18:07)
* It may not be available or may be canceled depending on the weather and conditions.
Location: SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory
Admission fee: You can enjoy it only with the admission fee of the observatory.
Contents: Using an astronomical telescope and a super-telephoto lens, the moon in mid-autumn is projected on the monitor. You can enjoy the harvest moon in mid-autumn with a commentary on the moon and a lecture on how to shoot the moon by starry sky photographer Narizawa.

State of past astronomical viewing party

State of past astronomical viewing party

Mid-autumn moon taken from the 2020 observatory

Mid-autumn moon taken from the 2020 observatory

・ Astronomical viewing workshop-Let's learn astronomical telescope-

Date and time: September 18th (Sat) to 20th (Monday / holiday) 16: 30-18: 00
Fee: 8,500 yen (admission fee (children) + learning astronomical telescope kit + workshop fee)
* Each participant must be accompanied by a guardian over the age of 18 (observation deck admission fee).
Target: Elementary and junior high school students First-come-first-served 15 people each day
Contents: A workshop by starry sky photographer Mr. Narizawa where you can learn about the mechanism of the telescope using the learning astronomical telescope kit (NEWTONY). After the workshop, enjoy astronomical viewing with the assembled telescope.
* Please see the observatory website for information on how to apply.
* Subject to change depending on the situation.

・ YAOKI lunar exploration mission

Date and time: September 18th (Sat) -26th (Sun) 12: 00-20: 00
Fee: Free * Admission fee is not included
Contents: You can take on various missions in the same way as the actual lunar exploration mission by operating the lunar rover "YAOKI", which is scheduled for the world's first lunar exploration in 2022.
Mission content (example): "Master the control of YAOKI"
We will also hold a panel exhibition where you can deepen your understanding of future lunar development.

Japanese-made lunar rover "YAOKI"

Japanese-made lunar rover "YAOKI"

Lunar rover "YAOKI" Lunar rover mission (image)

Lunar rover "YAOKI" Lunar rover mission (image)

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From September 18th (Sat) to 24th (Fri), some lights in the observatory will be turned off so that you can easily enjoy the night view and enjoy a relaxing space. In addition, Tully's Coffee Sunshine 60 Observatory will sell Harvest Moon Cocoa with the moon seen from the observatory.

Night view from the observatory that was turned off

Night view from the observatory that was turned off

Harvest Moon Cocoa (693 yen, tax included)

Harvest Moon Cocoa (693 yen, tax included)

* At the Sunshine 60 Observatory, we are working to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections so that our customers can visit us with peace of mind. We ask for your understanding and cooperation when visiting the museum. Please check the official website for details.
https://sunshinecity.jp/observatory/news/entry-15407.html

* In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the content and schedule may be changed or canceled depending on the situation.
※The image is an image.
* All prices include tax.

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■ Overview of SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory
● Location: 3-1 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Sunshine City Sunshine 60 Building / 60F
● Business hours: 12: 00-20: 00 * Last admission is 1 hour before the end
* In order to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection, it may differ from normal business hours. Please check the website ( https://sunshinecity.jp/observatory/) for the latest information.
● Admission: Adults 1,200 yen, students (high school / university / vocational school) 900 yen, children (elementary / junior high school students) 600 yen, infants (4 years old and over) 300 yen
● Contact: SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory 03-3989-3457 https://sunshinecity.jp
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