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February 21, 2015 ALP NAW Closing Day Event at SM Exploreum

Last February 21st, ALP held their NAW closing day event at SM Exploreum.  For details, click here.


February 14, 2015 ALP NAW Opening Day Event at National Museum Planetarium

Last February 14th, ALP held their NAW opening day event at National Museum Planetarium.  For details, click here.


ALP Monthly Meeting

ALP held their monthly meeting last January 31 at Emerald Garden Restaurant. For details, click here.


January 16, 2015 ALP Comet Stargazing Session at PAGASA Observatory

Last January 16, a late afternoon decision  by some ALPers  to go to PAGASA Observatory at UP Diliman to try to observe Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy.  For details, click here.


January 10, 2015 ALP Comet Stargazing Session at Nasugbu , Batangas

Last January 10, ALPers went to JohnDel Beach Resort at  Nasugbu , Batangas to observe and image Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy and other deep sky objects under dark skies. For details, Click here.


 

Congratulations ALPer Christopher Go for having Asteroid 2000 EL157 named as 30100 Christophergo by IAU for his great planetary imaging works! We here at ALP are proud of your work and latest accomplishment!  He is also discovered the Red Spot, Jr. on Jupiter.  We here at ALP are proud of you and your latest accomplishment!  Keep it up!


NEW SET OF ALP DIRECTORS FOR 2015

Congratulations to the new set of ALP Officers and Directors  for 2015

President James Kevin Ty
Vice President Jett Aguilar
Secretary Christopher Louie Lu
Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan
Auditor Edgar Ang
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Board Members John Ray Cabrera , Arnel Campos , Mike Enage, Rich Pijuan , Ronald Sison, Peter Benedict Tubalinal , Alfonso Uy

For complete listing of ALP board of directors, officers For complete listing of ALP board of directors, officers and committee chairman and chairpersons, click here.


 December 27, 2014 ALP Comet Stargazing Session at Nasugbu , Batangas.

Last December 27, A last minute decision by ALPers James Kevin Ty, Andrew Ian Chan and Shubhashish Banerjee to go to Nasugbu , Batangas instead of the traditional Caliraya site because of unfavorable weather condition paid off as they were blessed with a perfectly clear cloudless sky the entire night till morning to observe the brightening Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy. For full report, click here.


December 7, 2014 ALP General Meeting and Christmas Lunch Get Together Party

Last December 7, members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) held their general meeting / Christmas lunch get together meeting  at Aristocrat Restaurant in Roxas Blvd.  Full detail and report, click here.


ALP Lunch Get Together Meeting

ALP held its first lunch get together meeting  last November 9, 2014 at Buffet 101 at Glorietta 2in Makati City,  For details, click here.


ALP Honorary Director Father Victor L Badillo, SJ  (1930-2014)

ALP Honorary Director Father Victor L. Badillo , S.J. passed away this morning , October 26, 2014 at the age of 84. He is one of the foremost icon in Philippine Astronomy and his works is recognized worldwide particularly IAU by designating Asteroid 4866 as 4866 Badillo.

According to the International Astronomical Union (IAU), minor planet No. 4866 measuring some 13 to 30 kilometers across is now officially known as "Badillo," in honor of the Filipino priest who popularized astronomy in the Philippines.

He was born in January 23, 1930.  Philippines once again loses an icon in the field of Astronomy. Father Victor L. Badillo, is also the Chairman Emeritus of the Philippine Astronomical Society.

For more details, click here.


Last October 8, 2014, despite the bad weather forecast for that day, ALPers proceeded to setup and successfully  monitor the Total Lunar Eclipse that is visible from moonrise till the end of the eclipse phase. For more details, click here.

 

OCTOBER 8, 2014 TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE GALLERY


HAPPY 11TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY ALP!!!

Last September 7th, members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines, Inc (ALP) celebrated their 11th year anniversary party at the residence of ALP VP Jett Aguilar. For details, click here.


ALP International Observe the Moon Night 2014

Last September 6, members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) celebrated International Observe the Moon Night 2014 at Luneta Park. For details, click here.


June 28, 2014 ALP Caliraya Stargazing Session

Last June 28, some members of ALP went to Caliraya , Laguna to observe the universe under dark skies.  For details, click here.



ALP International SunDay Free Public Solar Observation Session

Last June 22, members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) proceeded to Rajah Sulayman Park to celebrate International SunDay Solar Observation together with more than 20+ nations in celebrating this event.  For details, click here.


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Cutting Edge & ALP Join Hands In Promoting Astronomy In The Country

The Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) and Cutting Edge join hands in promoting Celestron in the Philippines. Celestron is one of the leading brands of telescopes in the world and Cutting Edge is the exclusive  dealer and distributor of this leading telescope brand here in the Philippines.  Cutting Edge has a been a partner of ALP ever since they become the Celestron dealer and distributor last year and has been working together with ALP in all of its astronomy projects and events.  Now all of our active ALPers are entitled to 10% discount in all of the Cutting Edge stores in the country.  That's one of the benefits in joining the ALP.  So what are you waiting for?  Join us and together we will help bring astronomy awareness to the Filipino people!!!

Celestron products are available at following Cutting Edge stores: 2/F Trinoma, QC Tel: 901-3229 ;
UGF, Bldg. A, SM Megamall Tel: 633-8601 ; 3/F, Greenbelt 5, Makati City Tel: 728-0351 ; 4/F Eastwood Mall, Libis, QC  Tel: 470-9247 ; 2/F, Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia Tel: 566-0394.


ALP RECEIVES IYA 2009 CERTIFICATE FROM INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION (IAU)


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