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ALP MONTHLY MEETING REPORT
by Armando Lee
Images by James Kevin Ty
The Astronomical League of the Philippines held their
monthly meeting on
June 8 at the Manila Planetarium at 3:00pm. Members who
attended the meeting were James Kevin Ty, Angie Tan, Bel Pabunan , Vincent Lao, Alfonso
Sy, Jomar Lacson, Melisa Bata, Dr. Armando Lee , Brian Davis and his 2 sons,
Alexander and Andrew, Dante Noche and wife Rosie, Henry So, Nathaniel
Custodio and Andrew Ian Chan.
The meeting started out at around 3:45pm with a lecture given by Dr Armando Lee entitled PROGRAM/PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN ASTRONOMY. Dr Lee delivered a concise and summarized lecture of the his topic inserting examples along the way as he pointed out the application in different astronomical projects like telescope procurement, observatory construction, and even astronomy club yearbook. Members are expected to gain knowledge in making their projects more organized and rational. Hopefully this will make them more successful in their different endeavors.
The meeting then proceeded with ALP President James Kevin Ty’s update on the current status of the ongoing ALP yearbook for the year 2008. He mentioned his experiences in soliciting sponsors and he narrated stories of how different sponsors so far has reacted to the ALP members’ solicitation drive. He gave members advise to try to be open to possible sponsors and not to limit astro-related industries only.
ALP Ways and Means Chairperson Melisa Bata was then given the floor to give members extra solicitation kits and she reminded the members the deadline set for the solicitation drive, i.e. July 15. She also announce the deadline for the submission of articles for the yearbook on June 30, 2008. Meeting was then adjourned and members used the remaining time to socialize and share their stories for the month.
The meeting ended at 5:30pm.
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