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ALP NATIONAL ASTRONOMY WEEK ACTIVITY IMAGES

Baywalk , Luneta

by James Kevin Ty 

Images by James Kevin Ty and Jett Aguilar

NOTE: PLEASE BE A BIT PATIENT AS THERE ARE LOTS OF IMAGES BELOW TO UPLOAD. TY. YOU CAN CLICK IMAGE FOR LARGER VIEW.

 

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Manila Mayor Lito Atienza was the guest of honor of the ALP during the opening of the National Astronomy Week Public Stargazing Session at Baywalk, Luneta.

 

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Manila Mayor Lito Atienza and ALP President James Kevin Ty cut the ribbon to start the public stargazing session while former Planetarium curator Maximo Sacro, ALP Secretary Alice Villa-Real and Planetarium's Bel Pabunan look on.

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Mayor Lito Atienza was fascinated as he looked at the beautiful ringed planet Saturn through the Planetarium's Celestron C8 SCT.

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ALP President James Kevin Ty explains to Mayor Lito Atienza on how the Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope design works in real time.

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ALP President James Kevin Ty and Mayor Lito Atienza strike a pose beside the ALP's telescope, a Meade 8" f/10 LX10 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (SCT).

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ALP Secretary Alice Villa-Real (right) beside her Nexstar 5 SCT together with ALP director Rich Pijuan.

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ALP Observation Chairman Peter Benedict Tubalinal (left) and ALPer Michelle Lampa help the public get their first view of Saturn with the ALP's Meade 8" SCT.

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Members of the Planetarium staff come in full force together with their Celestron C8 SCT.

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ALPer Dante Noche besides his homemade 8" f/7 dobsonian reflector while ALP director Angie Tan assisted him.

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Manila Tourism and Cultural Affairs Bureau OIC Arles Jose Jimenez and ALPer Maximo Sacro made sure the event went our smoothly.

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The stargazing session was a success as more thsn 4,000 viewers lined up on all 9 telescopes brought along by members of the society.

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ALP Vice-President Jett Aguilar beside his Celestron C8 SCT setup.

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ALP Treasurer Allen Yu beside his Skywatcher 6" f/5 reflecting telescope.

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ALPer John Lawrence Uy is all smiles as he points his Celestron C8 SCT at Saturn while a long queue waited patiently for their turn at the scope.

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ALPer Kristy Anne Abello was excited to show the public their first view of Saturn.

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More and more viewers queue up as the night progresses.

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"Wow!   Thats a nice view of the Orion Nebula with this scope!"

 

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ALPers posed for posterity after the conclusion of the opening stargazing session  of the National Astronomy Week at the Baywalk.

 

For full report of the opening session at the Planetarium and Baywalk, click here.

 

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