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Taipei partially lifts COVID curbs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has announced it will relax its COVID-19 restrictions effective Tuesday (Feb. 15), as city officials believe the local outbreak has been brought under control. T...

Double Ten Day sees Taipei's zoos and museums full to capacity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Zoo and Taipei Astronomical Museum were filled to capacity on Sunday (Oct. 10), CNA reported. Taipei Zoo said that a line formed in front of the zoo before openi...

Taipei police plan traffic control on Yangmingshan ahead of meteor shower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In anticipation of stargazers looking to view Thursday's (Aug. 12) Perseid meteor shower, the Taipei City Police Department announced traffic control plans at several ...

Video shows fireball meteor explode over Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dozens of spectacular videos surfaced on social media Wednesday (July 7) after a meteor blasted through the atmosphere over Taiwan. Shortly after 12:02 a.m. on Wednesda...

First supermoon of 2021 to appear over Taiwan tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stargazers in Taiwan will have the rare opportunity to see the first of the only two supermoons of 2021 tonight (April 27), according to the Taipei Astronomical Museum. ...

Best places in central Taiwan to view Perseid meteor shower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stargazing enthusiasts are invited to visit six places in central Taiwan from which to enjoy the annual Perseid meteor shower, which will peak Wednesday night (Aug. 12). ...

Jupiter to appear brightest July 14: Taipei Astronomical Museum

Stargazers will have a chance to see the planet Jupiter at its brightest next Tuesday (July 14), when it moves closest to Earth, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said Friday. The opposition of Jupite...

Photo of the Day: Eclipse shots from across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents across Taiwan took advantage of fair weather on Sunday (June 21) to catch a glimpse of a rare annular eclipse. According to the Tainan Astronomical Education ...

Annular solar eclipse prompts excitement across Taiwan

People in Taiwan braced scorching temperatures on Sunday to watch a rare annular solar eclipse, which will not be visible again on such a scale in the country for 195 years. Thanks to mostly sunny ...

Eta Aquarids meteor shower to peak over Taipei in next two days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The island is expecting the first meteor shower this summer in the next couple of days, and stargazers can actually watch the shooting stars via streaming video provided b...

Taipei to ban unmasked visitors from city government facilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the curve of COVID-19 infections showing no sign of flattening, the Taipei City Government has announced that beginning April 9, every person entering facilities unde...

Passport to happiness at three Taipei edutainment centers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Year of the Rat Joint Passport to Taipei Children’s Amusement Park (TCAP), National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC), and Taipei Astronomical Museum (TAM)...

New Year's first rays of sunlight forecast on Orchid Island

The first rays of sunlight to appear in Taiwan in 2020 will be seen on Orchid Island off the main island's southeast coast, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said Saturday (Nov. 30). The beams of ...

Taipei Astronomical Museum to livestream Perseids meteor shower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –The annual Perseids meteor shower will hit its crescendo Tuesday (Aug. 13) night, and armchair astronomers can tune in to a livestream on the Taipei Astronomical Museum'...

Taipei offers half-price tickets for admission to 3 edutainment venues during summer vacation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Have you made plans for the summer vacation yet? Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) is helping out with a package deal ticket that offers cheap and easy access to three pu...