ALP January 04, 2009 Meeting Report
by James Kevin Ty


Last January 4, members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) held its monthly meeting at the Manila Planetarium.  Members who were present that day were James Kevin Ty, Dr. Jett Aguilar, Angie Tan, Dr. Armando Lee, Vincent Lao, Tommy Tan, Edgar Ang, Bel Pabunan, Jomar Lacson and his wife Beth and son Cid, and new member Alfredo Pascual with his grandson Aaaron Pascual Galano.

The meeting started at around 3:30pm with ALP President James Kevin Ty doing a slide show lecture on what to expect and see during a Total Solar Eclipse.  He used  his previous Oct 24, 1995 Total Eclipse  slide images to show his experience on eclipse chasing.

Afterwards, he proceeded with a PowerPoint lecture on how solar eclipse occurs, phases of the eclipse as well as show live video footages of the just concluded August 1, 2008 total solar eclipses in China and Siberia so that the members can have a feel on what they can see in case they will join ALP July 22, 2009 Total Solar Eclipse Expedition Team.  James, by the way is the Expedition Team Leader and will train the members en route to the E-Day on July 22.

Among the first batch of members that had confirm to join the team are : James, Dr. Jett Aguilar, Dr. Armando Lee, Henry So, John Nassr, Jun Lao, Eric Africa, Christopher Go, Tomio Akutsu, Angie Tan, Melisa Bata, Andrew Ian Chan, Alfonso Sy, Alfredo Pascual.  Some of the member's family members are also expected to join the trip as well.

For those who want to join the team, kindly inform Eclipse Team Leader James Kevin Ty at (0917) 8559863 of their full intention to join the trip in China.  Details and plans of the eclipse trip is tentatively withheld for further announcements.  So do contact him to get to know on the eclipse trip.

The meeting ended at around 6:00pm.


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