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HOBBYIST FULFILS A BOYHOOD DREAM
(ABOUT MR. TEOH'S OBSERVATORY)

It is supposed to be the First Malaysia-made 10 ft - diameter fiberglass dome observatory and the biggest homemade equatorial mount (3 inch-shaft with carrying capacity of about 30kg of equipments)

The objective of the observatory :
To let people know“If I can make it why not you?”
To open to school and group who are interested in astronomy. So far there are more than 50 groups of people visited the Observatory. People from Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippine are among the visitors
To promote astronomy and make awareness the important of astronomy in our country in achieving 2020 vision.
The observatory is still undergoing modification and improvement.
The slogan of the observatory is being
SHOW YOU THE BUEATY OF THE UNIVERSE”

Sky & Teoh Observatory's Profile
Founder : Teoh Sim Weng
Add. of Observatory : 3, Lintang Janggus, Taman Makok, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, West Malaysia.
Home Add. : 3, Lorong Janggus 4, Taman Makok, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, West Malaysia.
Tel. Contact +6-012-4877949
Structure of Observatory : Four storey Metal building with fiberglass dome

Height: 40 ft

Diameter of the dome observatory: 10ft
Features of the Observatory : Dome able to rotate in clockwise and anti-clockwise.

Two Dome shutters able to open to 36 inch wide

The dome is rotated by electric motor

Equipment consisted of 12.5” reflector mounted to an equatorial mount

The above features are locally assembled and designed.

Staring at the dark sky, the fourteen-year-old boy marvelled at the beauty of the twinkling stars as many unanswered questions filled his mind.

As he pondered over why stars twinkled at night and whether there was extra-terrestrial life on other planets, he fell in love with astronomy. His curiosty led him to seek out astronomy books in hte school library to statisfy his quest for knowledge.

Gradually this interest became a life-long passion.

Below is a few page brief about Mr. Teoh, his family and his observatory...
An amateur astronomer in Penang (about Mr. Teoh)
The cruises that support at the Mr. Teoh'S back (Mr. Teoh and his family)
Hobbyist fulfils a boyhood dream (Mr. Teoh's observatory)


ABOUT SKY & TEOH OBSERVATORY
MR. TEOH
MR. TEOH'S FAMILY
INTERVIEW WITH MR. TEOH
PHOTO GALLARY
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