July 05, 2017

National Planetarium: Go On A Cosmic Tour This Weekend

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  • The National Planetarium in Manila is an earthly place that gives you an awesome extraterrestrial tour.

    Visit the National Planetarium in Manila.

    Only a select few get the chance to fly up in space to study the cosmos—they are called astronomers. But you don’t have to be an astronomer to learn about the stars, the planets and everything else that is up there.

    The entrance of the Planetarium will already give you a hint of how the universe started. As you start your tour inside, you will first learn about the significance of astronomy in the lives of our ancestors. Further inside, you will meet all the planets of our solar system and learn more about constellations and galaxies beyond our own.

    The Planetarium tells you how the universe started.

    Get re-introduced to the planets and stars.

    Learn more about space exploration.

    Space shuttles!

    See the International Space Station up close.

    The Planetarium holds weekly educational shows that people can watch for a small admission fee (Php 50 for adults, Php 30 for students, and Php 40 for senior citizens and PWD).

    For the month of July, the line-up of shows includes A Planet for Goldilocks, Journey to a Billion Suns, and Hayabusa. The shows run Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Planetarium is situated along Padre Burgos Drive in the National Museum Complex, between the Japanese Garden and the Chinese Garden in Luneta Park.


    Address: National Museum of the Philippines, Padre Burgos Drive, Ermita, Manila

    Operating Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Tue. to Sun.)

    Contact Number: 02-527-7889

    Written by: Rizelle “Rei” Leaño

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