Stargazing with SkyXplore and Philippine Science Centrum

O hai there! It’s been a while I know but Mommy have the sniffles and was down for the past few days. I still have the itchy nose and I hope it gets better.

But enough of my sick self. I’d like to tell about our stargazing trip last month. I know super late post, but bear with me please.

skyxplorer invitation

In celebration of the 2012 National Astronomy Week, Philippine Science Centrum and SkyXplore held a stargazing activity last February 23rd. Skywatcher telescopes were provided for free by the cool people SkyXplore.

SkyXplore, the pioneering state-of-the-art science road show program in the country that focuses on Astronomy, through its Astronomy Awareness Program endorsed by the Department of Education, is committed to empower and educate your institution and its students in uncovering a Universe that is vast, varied, beautiful and living through the only available mobile digital planetarium in the Philippines

SKYXPLORE Astronomy Awareness Program includes the following activities

Activity 1: Space Dome (Mobile Digital Planetarium)
Activity 2: Film Showing
Activity 3: NASA Space Photos and Meteorite Exhibit
Activity 4: Ask-An-Astronomer
Bonus Activity: Solar Viewing and Stargazing (Optional/Provided good weather condition)

skyxplorer prof edmund rosales

Prof. Edmund Rosales of SKYXPLORE (Astronomy Awareness Program) answering the questions of the crowd and pointing at a passing of satellite.

Prof. Edmund Rosales of SKYXPLORE (Astronomy Awareness Program) answering the questions of the crowd and pointing at a passing of satellite. Notice how fascinated the crowd is? His lectures were very informative, both adults and kids are asking him questions left and right. This is a great of way of encouraging kids and students to learn astronomy.

skyxplorer corbitoness stargazing

Photos: Above – That’s me looking at the nebulas.¬†Below – DK and Una looking at the planet Mars.

outdoor activities for kids stargazing

Outdoor activities for kids: stargazing

For more information about SkyXplore and their Astronomy Awareness Program, visit them at:

SkyXplore website:
SkyXplore Facebook page:

And don’t forget to visit Philippine Science Centrum, the first Science centrum museum in the Philippines, in Riverbanks Center, Marikina City.

Exhibit hours:
Monday – Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission Fees:
Adults/Students: P120/head
Children below 2 years old: FREE
Teachers with ID: FREE
Senior Citizens with ID: 50% off on regular admission fee

Reservations are required for groups of 30 persons or more.

Science Centrum website:

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3 Responses to Stargazing with SkyXplore and Philippine Science Centrum

  1. I want to see the nebula and planet Mars too hehehhe.

    Too bad that it is far from our place…nasa dulo kasi kami ng mundo , but once a blog event complete with transpo, my bunso and I will surely hit the centrum.

    Miss U na and the rest of PMC

    • Gene says:

      Cielo, you should bring Icko to Philippine Science Centrum. For sure marami siyang matututunan. I had fun trying some of the activities there.

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