Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sultans of Science Exhibition at Petrosains, KLCC

Ushering the new year 2013, Petrosains has introduced a brand new exhibition called 'Sultans of Science - Islamic Science Rediscovered':
This is a traveling exhibition that's been brought in and as the title suggested, it encompasses inventions and scientific revolutions that were achieved by Muslim scholars during the Golden Age of the Islamic World (700-1700CE).
"The Sultans of Science exhibition is truly an eye-opening experience for many visitors as it gives great insights on the foundation of science that Muslim scholars have achieved in the past" according to CEO of Petrosains Sdn Bhd, Tengku Nasariah Tengku Syed Ibrahim.

"We are truly glad that we have been able to bring this exhibition to Malaysia, as it is in line with Petrosains' goal of enhancing science literacy, as well as encourage the appreciation of science among society" she continued.

Among the many exhibits that's on display, here's one that's close to the entrance which details the voyage of the past:
Also highlighted is the early take on flight aviation:
It was mentioned that Abbas Ibn Firnas, a polymath from Spain was the first aviator back in 880CE where they take on the skies with a glider merely made of bamboo, fabric and eagle feathers.
An aviation exhibition which explains on how the birds achieve flight with their wings:
Although I'm a man fascinated with science, I entered the exhibition a little too excited without taking the time to slowly go through the gallery. Once I settled down a bit from my hyper mode, it was only then that my interest in this showcase started to heighten as I explore further in detail.

My favorite has gotta be this:
the optics section. In particular, I was quite fascinated with the optical illusion section:
Namely because I usually experience optical illusions through the computer screen but through physical materials? Maybe I have, but not that I can recall.

An exhibit of a star globe where it tells you what stars would be visible to you on which date:
Had no idea what this is but it looks cool (but you will if you read it's description!):
The exhibition also emphasises how Muslims, working harmoniously alongside people of different faiths and races across Europe, Asia and Africa, contributed extensively to science and medicine.
The medical exhibit section:
Some of the exhibits may seem familiar to you since we still do apply it's concept up to our day.

The exhibition comprises of various interactive, sensory and static exhibits, along with touch screen games, videos and engaging information posters.
Here's an exhibit that moves when you press the button:
A fascinating looking contraption which is an "Elephant Clock":

The 'Sultans of Science' exhibition will run till June 2013.
For further information or inquiries, call 03-23318181 during office hours or head on to


Tony Teh said...

I still havent been in there... but from your photos, it doesnt seem that interesting lol

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Well, looks can be deceiving. LOL.
It's more of a reading thing than the looks.

foongpc said...

I would be interested in that optical illusion section! : )

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Yeah. Simplistic as it may be but yet intriguing. :)

Charmaine Pua said...

Optical illusion sounds interesting!

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Well, to me, it's the most interesting in this exhibition. :)