PAGASA Planetarium

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PAGASA Planetarium
Coordinates14°38′41″N 121°02′36″E / 14.6446°N 121.0432°E / 14.6446; 121.0432Coordinates: 14°38′41″N 121°02′36″E / 14.6446°N 121.0432°E / 14.6446; 121.0432
TypePlanetarium
OwnerPhilippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration
Building details
General information
StatusComplete
LocationPAGASA Science Garden
AddressAgham Road
Town or cityQuezon City
CountryPhilippines
InauguratedSeptember 1977 (1977-09)

The PAGASA Planetarium is a planetarium within the grounds of the PAGASA Science Garden situated along Agham Road in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.[1] It is operated and owned by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

The planetarium was built in September 1977.[2] The facility is managed by PAGASA's Astronomy Research and Development Section (AsRDS) and Atmospheric, Geophysical and Space Sciences Branch (AGSSB). The planetarium has a maximum capacity of 100 people.[3]

In 1999, the AsRDS acquired a mobile planetarium which can be transported in areas outside Manila upon request.[3] The mobile planetarium has a maximum capacity of 50 people.[4]

Minor renovations were done in 2005 which includes the replacement of chairs which were in poor condition.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Flores, Helen (15 February 2016). "Pagasa offers free planetarium shows". Philippine Star. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Astronomy in the Philippines - Historical Background". Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Astronomy in the Philippines - Resources". Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Planetarium". Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. Retrieved 19 August 2016.