To all our beautiful, strong, curious, and inspired readers out there: Happy Women’s Month! Since we’re celebrating the remarkable power of womanhood, why not make March extra special by exploring the extraterrestrial? Head over to the National Planetarium on 8 Mar 2020 and enjoy the free shows for ALL women, including transwomen, in commemoration of International Women’s Day.
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Free shows at the National Planetarium
Opening National Women’s Month with a bang, the National Museum of the Philippines announced this exciting news on 1 Mar 2020. As a national museum, the National Planetarium doesn’t charge for entrance. However, planetarium shows normally costs ₱50/head.
On their Twitter account, the National Museum released the schedule of shows for March 2020. According to this, there will be two planetarium shows on International Women’s Day. Hayabusa Back to Earth will be showing at 10am and 3.30pm; meanwhile, A Planet for Goldilocks will be showing at 2pm. The former is a story about the Japanese space probe that uncovers secrets of the solar system, while the latter is a documentary about the quest of scientists to find another habitable planet.
In January 2019, the National Planetarium reopened after it was closed for repair in 2017. It features Asia’s first-ever full-dome planetarium projector.
Know before you go
Address: Rizal Park, Padre Burgos Ave, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila
Show schedules: 10.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 4pm on Tuesday-Saturday; 10am, 2pm, 3.30pm on Sunday
Gallery: 8.30am to 5pm on Tuesday-Saturday
What do you say, ladies? Isn’t it a good idea to celebrate International Women’s Day by exploring the extraterrestrial? After all, the sky is not our limit. (And it has never been!)