Do you want to satisfy your curiosity of the cosmos and explore this science-filled space? Or immerse yourselves and observe realistic galactic formations? This could be your chance to see the stars, planets, and other celestial objects up close with the public exhibit of the first mobile planetarium in Cagayan de Oro City during the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) sa Amihanang Mindanao at the Atrium of Limketkai Mall on October 26-30, 2022. It’s FREE to the public.
The mobile planetarium is open to all for free, for ages 2 years and above. Interested visitors are encouraged to pre-register via https://bit.ly/3TdloRj until October 24. Walk-in visitors may also secure a ticket at the planetarium’s official ticketing booth inside the Atrium on October 26-27. All tickets are free to the public.
The mobile planetarium is being brought to the city by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-10) in collaboration with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
The PAGASA mobile planetarium includes stargazing sessions, image projection, and formal lectures. A planetarium’s interior is projected with the use of sophisticated audio and video technology inside the dome, providing a 360-degree educational experience. The inflatable mobile planetarium is a replica of the fixed planetarium at PAGASA Science Garden.
Expert lecturers from the PAGASA-DOST central office will handle the planetarium projections and presentations. The maximum number of participants per session will be twenty-five (25) in order to maintain social distance while adhering to minimum health norms. The public is welcome to visit the Mobile Planetarium, and admission is free.