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ALP NATIONAL ASTRONOMY WEEK ACTIVITY IMAGES

Manila Planetarium

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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ALPer Rafael Lunar is seen here assisting some guests to look through  the Sun under H-Alpha light with a PST.

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A wide array of different telescopes were at display at the hallway of the Planetarium.

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ALP new directors Melisa Bata and Angie Tan (in white uniform) were in charge at the registration booth.

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ALPers took the time to discuss with fellow members what's new in astro news.

 

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ALP director Rich Pijuan was in charge at the Astro-Garage Sale booth while some members look through the items on sale .

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ALP Secretary Alice Villa-Real leads the singing of the National Anthem as well as Prayer Invocation.

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ALP President James Kevin Ty gave the Welcome Remarks to the members and guests during the opening ceremony of the National Astronomy Week at the Planetarium.

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James also enumerates the various activities that the ALP has prepared for the NAW 2007.

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National Museum assistant director for operations Noel Cuevas gives me a warm welcome remark for the ALP and assured the ALP of their full support in the enhancing astronomy in the Philippines.

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Noel Cuevas do the honor of cutting the ribbon to open the Astrophoto exhibit at the Planetarium.

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The Astrophoto Exhibit also includes actual tektite and meteorite collections of the Planetarium as well as that of ALP Treasurer Allen Yu.

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ALPers and guests were fascinated with the fantastic astro-images made by members of the society.

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ALPer Irving Raymundo (right) explains the different rocket models to newest ALP member and friend Nathaniel Custodio (left).

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ALP directors discussed with Planetarium curator and National Museum assitant director of operations on future projects that they will do in the months to come.

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Bamm Gabriana and Rochelle Derilo has a great time buying lots of astrobooks for their references at the Astro-Garage booth.

 

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(L-R) ALPers Angie Tan, Melisa Bata and Rafeal Lunar were able to see one small prominence at the Sun's disk that the other observers werent able to see a while ago :) LOL  Thats what you call PATIENCE :) LOL

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Refreshments and snacks were served to the members and guests during the entire afternoon event.

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"Hey, this is really cool to see my own collections being displayed at the Planetarium."

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ALP Vice President Jett Aguilar (standing) gave a very informative lecture that touched on how to get started with Basic Digital Astrophotography.

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ALP VP Jett Aguilar here lestening to the questions that were being raised by audience concerning his lecture.

 

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ALPers posed for posterity after the conclusion of the opening program of the National Astronomy Week at the Planetarium.

 

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

 

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