ALP January 04, 2009 Meeting Report
by James Kevin Ty
Last January 4, members of the
Astronomical League of the Philippines
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
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