P50-Million Planetarium Observatory in El Salvador as of October 2021

Have you seen the first Planetarium Observatory in Mindanao? Here’s the latest update of the P50-million facility as of October 2021.

The first Planetarium Observatory 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 Observatory 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 Observatory.