The Planetarium Division
Role of the Planetarium Division
The Planetarium Division has remained true to its commitment to deliver and disseminate information on astronomy through lectures/ demonstrations, exhibits and celestial simulations. Noteworthy, however, is its expanded role in the promotion of study and interest in space science through a variety of shows and programs intended for students and astronomy enthusiasts.
Aside from lecture-demonstrations, the Planetarium extends technical and scientific services to educational institutions.
Having the objective of information dissemination in mind, the National Museum Planetarium launched a project "Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium on Wheels" last October 2000 coinciding with its 25th anniversary. The project, which aims to bring the science of astronomy to the provinces, is equipped with an eight-inch telescope, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, such as the four-meter inflatable planetarium dome bought from Spain, portable star projector from Japan, a multi-media (LCD) projector, an eight-track digital audio-tape recorder, a laptop computer, digital camera and a digital printer.