1. Mars closest for 2016 - Don't miss the opportunity
    24.05.2016 -   This week Mars is at opposition.  Oppostion meant the planet rises as the Sun sets. It also means that it is at or near it closest point to Earth. However, the planet is about the size of our Moon and located almost 50 million kilometers away. So, you'll need a telescope...
  2. We have new shipment!
    09.09.2015 -   We have just received our long awaited shipment. In total, we received close to 100 unit of telescopes and over 200 unit of binoculars. Here's the list of telescopes that we have in stock right now. TELESCOPES (price starting from RM350!) BK707AZ2 - 70mm...
  3. Mars is coming your way!
    11.04.2014 - Planet Mars is once again closest to our planet this week. Every two years, Mars will approach the Earth for a close encounter. Therefore it will appear brightest and biggest for a few months. For this year (2014). the best time to view is from February till June, with April being the best...
  4. Misti 2014 Exhibition
    11.04.2014 - We will be at MISTI 2014 exhibition from 15-22 April 2014. Our exhibits includes telescopes, binoculars, astro-photography, astronomy poster and many more. We will also have star gazing session on selected nights. You can get more information by visiting their website here...
  5. Astronomy Exhibition in 1st Avenue Mall, Penang.
    31.10.2013 - Please come and join us for 10 days of Astronomy Exhibition organized by the management of the 1st Avenue Mall. It is happening on 1st November till 10th November 2013. The exhibition will include section for telescopes, astrophotography, space craft models, planetarium shows and also...
  6. Geminid meteor shower observation 2012
    09.12.2012 - A special observation for Geminid Meteor shower will be held on the night of 13th December 2012 till morning of 14th December 2012. There are a couple of observation sites available. One is in USM at the hockey stadium. For more information on this observation site, please contact Dr. Chong...
  7. Our shop will close from 25th April 2012 to 19th May 2012
    19.04.2012 - Due to an event outside Penang, our shop will close from 25/4/12 to 19/5/12. However, you can still make online purchases. There is no interruption to our online service. Items will be delivered once order is place. For order and questions, please email [email protected] THANK YOU FOR...
  8. Total Lunar Eclipse 10 Dec 2011
    24.11.2011 -   This is a good opportunity to observe the total lunar eclipse from Malaysia. If you miss this one, you'll have to wait another 3 years for the next one. The USM Astronomy Club will be organizing a special observation event. Contact Dr. Chong 016-315 7318 for more information.
  9. What do you do when you need advice on Telescope or Astronomy? Just Chat with me!
    18.08.2011 - We have setup a chat service. If you have any questions, just click on the chat button on the top right of our main webpage. I'll be availabe (as often as I can) to answer any questions that you have. This service is FREE.   Just call if you have any questions such as 1) Upcoming...
  10. We accept credit card via paypal now!
    18.08.2011 - Good news. We can now accept payment via credit card. This is done via PayPal. You don't need to have a PayPal account. When you are ready to order, we will send you a payment request. Simply follow the link to enter you credit card information as well as shipping information. Don't worry....
  11. Spectacular Planetary Gathering on August 12th 2010
    09.08.2010 - An interesting celestial event is happening right now. If you look west just after sunset, you should notice a bright 'star'. This is actually the planet Venus. Once you found Venus, look at the right side of Venus. You may see a yellowish 'star", which appear much dimmer than Venus....
  12. Partial Lunar eclipse on 26th June 2010
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  13. Meet us at Persada Johor in June 2010
    14.06.2010 - We are pleased to be invited to put up a booth at Johor Science, Technology and ICT week happen from 22-27 June 2010. It will be held at Persada Johor.  Among the activities planned by us are sun observation and star gazing. We will also be available to answer any questions that you may...
  14. LEONID METEOR SHOWER
    11.11.2009 - Exactly one week from today, we would be able to see the annual Leonid Meteor Shower. For many years now, Leonid Meteor Shower wasn't a good event to get me up from bed early. Typically, you may see 20 or 30 meteors per hour at best (usually less than 10). However, this year is different....
  15. The Night Sky in September 2009
    18.09.2009 - SEPTEMBER 2009 HIGHLIGHT JUPITER can be seen in the early evening till early morning this month. At 8pm, look east, half way between the horizon and zenith (overhead), you'll see a bright white 'star'. This is Jupiter. If you have a binoculars, you should be able to see up to four 'stars' at...
  16. First Earth like planet found
    18.09.2009 - FYI, Astronomes have found over 300 exo planets; that are planets outside our solar system, orbiting other stars. However, all have been gas planets. Gas planets are like our four outer planets in our solar system; namely Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.  Just a few days ago, it was...
  17. Coldest place in the solar system
    18.09.2009 - Coldest place in the solar system? Right nearby WASHINGTON: Astronomers have found the coldest spot in our solar system and it may be a little close for comfort. It's on our moon, right nearby. NASA is making the first ever temperature map of the moon. They found...
  18. USM Astronomy Convention 2009 Program
    01.07.2009 -   TENTATIF KONVENSYEN ASTRONOMI PENANG 2009 3 Julai 2009 ( Jumaat ) - Majlis Perasmian 9.00 pagi   : Ketibaan Tetamu 9.15 pagi   : Ketibaan VIP 9.20 pagi   : Ketibaan Y.B. Tuan Haji Abdul Malik Bin Abul Kassim 9.30 pagi   :...
  19. Sidewalk Astronomy at E-Gate
    12.06.2009 - The management of E-Gate in Penang agreed to organize monthly star gazing at the premises on the second Saturday of every month. For this month, it is on 13th June 2009 @ 8pm. The USM Astronomy Club will set up several telescopes. If the sky is clear, you'll be able to see Saturn, star...
  20. Upcoming astronomy events
    12.06.2009 - There will be two astronomical related events to be held this month and early July. Both are at University Science Malaysia. There will be exhibition booth, talks and star gazing at night. Open to public and admission is free.   Event: Science and Astronomy Carnival Venue: Tunku Fauziah...
  21. COMET LULIN OBSERVATION SESSION
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  22. Geminid Meteor Observation Session 2008 (updated)
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  23. Close encounter of 3 celestial objects
    01.12.2008 - This is a late notice, but better late than never. Today, 1st Dec 2008, at sunset, you'll be able to see three celestial objects very close together in the evening sky. What are these objects? They are Venus, Jupiter and very thin crescent Moon. What do you need? Just a good pair of eyes....
  24. USM ASTRONOMY CONVENTION
    07.07.2008 - This is an event not to be missed. For the fourth consecutive year, University Science of Malaysia will be organizing an astronomy exhibition. This year’s event “USM Astronomy Convention and Expo 2008” with the theme “Astronomy and Space –– Open Your...
  25. Meet our own Astronauts session!
    31.12.2007 - Our very own astronauts, Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor and Dr. Faiz Khaleed will be coming to Penang. They will give talks and sign autographs. It is open to public and is free of charge. Seats may be limited! So, make sure you make yourself available and come early!    Date: 5th...
  26. Observation Report and Photo of Comet 17P/Holmes
    07.11.2007 - On 3rd November 2007, the sky finally cleared. And for the first time, I saw the comet. At first glance with my naked eyes, it appeared like a bright star. But it was also big, that if you were to look carefully, it reassemble a globular cluster. I managed to take some images. Due to its...
  27. Bright Comet Alert!
    01.11.2007 - It isn’t all the time that you can see a bright comet in the night sky. Most comets are rather dim and you’ll need at least a binoculars or a small telescope to see. However, from time to time, you may get lucky. You may be able to see a comet which is bright enough to be seen with...
  28. Meet the NASA Astronaut opportunity!!!
    12.10.2007 - If you have not met with a NASA astronaut before, then this may be your only opportunity. Robert Gibson will be coming to Penang next week. You may have seen him during the live telecast of Malaysian Astronaut flying into orbit. He will give a public lecture on manned space exploration....
  29. Total Lunar Eclipse on 28th August 2007
    22.08.2007 - There will be a total lunar eclipse happening on the evening of 28th August 2007. Unfortunately, the first half of the eclipse will not be visible, as the Moon has not risen yet. When the Moon finally rise at 7.10pm, the eclipse has already well into the totality phase. The totality phase will...
  30. Konvensyen Falak Negeri Sembilan
    15.06.2007 - We were invited to participate in the above event. If you are in the region at that time, do visit our booth. Date: 22-24 June 2007 Venue: Masjid Sikamat, Seremban  
  31. Congratulation to Mr. Anuar Arrifin
    14.03.2007 - The winner, Mr Anuar (center) with Perseid Telescope representative, CK Lim (left) and Dr. Chong of USM School of Physics.   Perseid Telescope would like to congratulate Mr. Anuar for winning the grand prize of the lucky draw held during the USM Astronomy Convention 2007. The prize is...
  32. USM Astronomy Convention 2007
    19.01.2007 - Please to inform you that the USM Astronomy Convention 2007 will be held on 9-11th March 2007. Download the invitation letters and programmes in both English and Bahasa here. http://perseid.com.my/upload_files/106/1a Invitation Letter to National Astronomy Convention 2007.doc...
  33. Special Observation of Comet McNaught TODAY!!!
    14.01.2007 - UPDATED!!! 19/1/2007 Sad to say, after so many attempts, the comet has not been sighted. Although theorectically it can still be seen, it would be rather difficult.  Let us hope that we will have better luck next time. UPDATED!!! The observation of the comet was not successful on the...
  34. Special Observation at USM Hostel, 13th Jan 2007
    10.01.2007 - There will be an observation to be held at the USM hostel this Saturday, 13th Jan 2007 beginning from 8pm. The hostel is located across the road from USM Stadium.  If you need further information, please call Dr. Chong 016-315 7318 or CK 012-431 7980.
  35. Geminid Meteor Shower observation
    13.12.2006 - This Thursday, 14 December 2006, we will be able to observe one of the best meteor shower of the year. Expect to see 50 or more meteors per hour if the sky is clear.  You don't need any equipment to enjoy the show. Just bring your "eyes".  Venue: Pusat Falak Sheikh...
  36. PenangAstronomy Yahoo Mailing List
    05.12.2006 - A mailing list has been set up especially for all astronomy enthusiast. With this mailing list, I will update all members on upcoming events, interesting news and other astronomical related stuff.  Please register your email for the mailing list by entering your email address at the...
  37. USM Weekly Friday observation on 1 Dec 2006 is at Pusat Islam, USM
    30.11.2006 - Please take note that the USM Astronomy Club weekly observation on 1 Dec 2006 will be held at Pusat Islam, USM.  The observation place is at the car park of the mosque in USM. The easiest way is to enter USM via the Sungai Dua entrance. After passing the guard post, turn left into the...
  38. Bright Comet Alert: Comet Swan to be brightest in Oct 2006
    27.11.2006 -   A newly discovered comet will be at its brightest in mid October 2006. It is known as Comet Swan and was jointly discovered by R. D. Matson (Irvine, CA), M. Mattiazzo (Australia). The bad news is you'll need to use small binocular or better still a telescope for best...
  39. Partial Lunar Eclipse on 8th September 2006
    27.11.2006 -   Malaysian will have the chance to view a partial lunar eclipse on 8th September 2006. Although the whole event lasted for more than 4 hours beginning from 12.42am, the best time to view it is around 2.51am, when maximum eclipse occur. As it is only a partial eclipse, only part of...
  40. 'Firecracker galaxy' has double blast
    24.11.2006 - Stars are blowing themselves to smithereens more often than usual in galaxy NGC 1316. Astronomers have stumbled across two supernovae letting loose there just months apart, in addition to two previous mega-blasts in the past 26 years. That makes the rate of exploding stars in NGC 1316 many...
  41. Mercury passes by sun on Wednesday
    17.11.2006 - WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the planet Mercury will pass directly in front the sun. The transit begins at 2:12 p.m. EST (19:12 GMT) and lasts for almost five hours, according to NASA's forecast.     Good views can be had from the Americas,...

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