Our Quest for Excellence
Contributions by the Planetarium Division
The first Curator of the Planetarium Division, Mr. Maximo P Sacro, Jr., is a recipient of several recognitions in the field of space science. Among these are: the Padre Faura Astronomy Medal for his outstanding accomplishment and contribution to the advancement of the science of astronomy in the Philippines given by the PAS; Kapwa Award in recognition of his personal efforts which contributes to the economy and improvement of the National Museum; and, Dr. Casimiro del Rosario Astronomy Award in recognition of his exemplary achievements in the Science of Astronomy in the Philippines given by PAGASA and DOST.
The appearance of the Comets Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp was observed and photographed by the Planetarium Division and featured in the leading newspaper.
True to its name, the Planetarium Division faces a celestial challenge requiring astronomical efforts. Through more orchestrated action and collaboration with the national government as well as non-governmental organizations, the Division is capable of reaching out to all sectors of society in its information dissemination campaign.