Catch Free Planetarium Shows, Stargazing Sessions + More on National Astronomy Week

"Look at the stars, look how they shine for you..."

( Once in a while, we're treated to some of the biggest shows at night. And we're not talking about movie screenings or theater runs, but of meteor showers, solar and lunar eclipses, and planetary alignments that prove just how small we are in this universe. From February 16 to 22, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration will be all about showing you the grandeur of the stars and the planets through free planetarium shows and stargazing sessions all throughout National Astronomy Week. The events will be held at the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Planetarium in Diliman, Quezon City; and at the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory within the University of the Philippines - Diliman campus.

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Free planetarium shows will be conducted daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., while telescoping sessions start at 7 p.m. Other free activities are mostly in Baguio City, and they include: astronomy workshops for public school teachers in the Cordillera Administration Division on February 20 and free mobile planetarium shows from February 20 to 21.


National Astronomy Week is an annual event observed every third week of February. This year's theme is "A New Decade of Opportunities in Philippine Astronomy."

National Astronomy Week 2020 is from February 16 to 22. The PAGASA Planetarium is at Science Garden, Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City; while the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory is at A. Ma. Regidor Street, National Science Complex, University of the Philippines - Diliman, Quezon City. For more information, visit PAGASA’s website.

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