On 13 Feb, SAYES held its February Monthly Gathering to celebrate Chinese New Year. It was my very first time attending a SAYES event and it was a heartwarming session for me, as I finally had some people around me to celebrate Chinese New Year together since I was away from home.
The stations were set up after I reached science centre and still many had not reached. I took the chance to chat with other SAYES members and got to know their backgrounds. I found it amazing that people from different walks of life could actually gather here due to their common interests in science. While waiting, SAYES members have talked to each other and known each other better.
Finally the party commenced. We started with station games. First we played with a game of chapteh, introduced by Kenrick, our vice president. We really enjoyed the games a lot and burst into laughter intermittently. Delicious food came next. We tossed Lo Hei to celebrate lunar new year and filled our stomach with Macdonald fries and pizzas of different flavours.
Apart from having fun during the gathering, we also attended a talk to assist in our learning. We learned about the birth and death of stars, and grasped the basic idea of what it is like deep in the universe. After that, we proceeded to the observatory for a star gazing session. Luckily, the sky was clear and we could see constellations of Orion and Major Canis. Most excitingly, we spotted three moons surrounding Jupiter, a planet in the solar system.