New PAGASA-DOST Space Planetarium in El Salvador City as of 2022
Here’s the latest update of the new PAGASA-DOST Space Planetarium facility in the Philippines as of January 2022.
The first Planetarium in Mindanao was initiated by PAGASA-DOST (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration – Department of Science and Technology) with a project cost is P50 million.
The groundbreaking happened on March 15, 2019.
It features a modern projector and a digital telescope with a large dome-shaped projection screen that visualizes constellations, planets, and other celestial objects that will appear in three-dimensional perspectives.
- One of the objectives of the facility is to boost and enhance the students’ learning in the field of science especially in learning planets, constellations, and other astronomical objects.
- It will bring the audience into the wonderful scenery of celestial bodies.
- It will serve as a venue for cosmic educational tours.
The PAGASA-DOST Planetarium is located in Brgy. Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, at the back of PAGASA station.
Here are some aerial photos of the PAGASA-DOST Planetarium as of January 2022.