THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES

PLANETARIUM

Located in the Rizal Park Complex at P.Burgos St., Manila, the Planetarium has a small tektite display with tektites from different parts of Luzon, Borneo and Australia donated by Prof. Henry Otley Beyer of the Anthropology Division in the University of the Philippines.

No photography is allowed, but here you go!

The Tektite Display:

ABOVE: Tektites from Australia (Henry Otley Beyer Collection)

ABOVE: Rizalites/Philippinites from Pugad - baboy, Bulacan, Philippines (Henry Otley Beyer Collection)

ABOVE: A Bornite from Dutch Borneo (now Kalimantan, Indonesia)

ABOVE: Philippinites from Bicol (also spelt Bikol), Philippines

ABOVE: Philippinites from Ilagan, Isabela, Philippines

ABOVE: Philippinites from Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines (Henry Otley Beyer Collection)

ABOVE: Philippinite from Palawan, Philippines

ABOVE: Philippinite from Anda, Pangasinan, Philippines

ABOVE: Philippinite from Kabikolan Potia, Ifugao, Philippines

ABOVE two images (same specimens with different lighting): Philippinites from Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines (Henry Otley Beyer Collection)

 

Meteorite Display:

ABOVE: Sikhote-Alin

ABOVE: NWA's and terrestrial rock comparisons

ABOVE: More NWA's

ABOVE: Canyon Diablo

I hope you enjoyed seeing these tektites and meteorites - Do pop into the Planetarium in Manila if you get the chance!

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I do not believe that any further public displays of tektites can be found in the Philippines.