The Astropark is a theme park with stargazing facilities located within Chong Hing Water Sports Centre, West Sea Cofferdam, High Island Reservoir in Sai Kung. The 1,200-square metre park (approximately the size of two basketball courts) is equipped with traditional Chinese and western astronomical instruments from the ancient times to the modern period including a replica of a Ming dynasty celestial globe.
First opened to the public on January 30, 2010, the park provides a convenient stargazing, recreational, educational and astronomical facilities for the benefit, use and enjoyment of the public and amateur star lovers.
The park is divided into 3 zones: Educational Zone for day-time use, Naked-Eye Observation Area for casual users and Telescopic Observation Area for amateur astronomers.
Facilities in the Telescopic Observation Zone include binoculars, star tracker and telescope pier while the Naked-Eye Observation Area features specially-deisgned inclined benches making star gazing a comfortable activity. The Educational Zone includes a variety of sundials, Gnomon, replica of Armillary sphere from Ming dynasty, and a pavilion that also serves as a mini planetarium.
Astropark is open 24 hours daily with no prior reservation is required. Admission is free except when using electricity where visitors have to make prior bookings as campers of Chong Hing Water Sports Centre and pay the camp fee.
To get to the Astropark, take public buses to Pak Tam Chung in Sai Kung and walk along Man Yi Road for 75 minutes, or take shuttle buses provided by the Chong Hing Water Sports Centre from the Sai Kung Tang Siu Kin Sports Ground.