ALP May 10, 2009 Meeting Report
by James Kevin Ty
Last May 10, 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 ,
Angie Tan, Dr. Armando Lee, Vincent Lao, Tommy
Tan, Henry So, Andrew Ian Chan, Dennis Buenviaje ,
Desiree del Rosario and newest ALP members Aileen
Rose Sasot and Ava Guerrero.
The meeting started at around
2:45pm with ALP President James Kevin Ty welcoming
and introducing the meeting's speaker Dr. Armando
Lee. He first gave a power point
overview of what transpired during the 100 Hours of
Astronomy as well SUN-Day which were celebrated by
Afterwards, he then proceeded it with an interesting
topic on the Solar System
Exploration 2009: Spacecrafts & Probes. It
enumerated the various space programs that are
being planned by several countries.
Afterwards, ALP Messier Marathon Coordinator Peter
Benedict Tubalinal summarized what transpired during the
recent 3rd ALP Philippine Messier Marathon results.
Certificates were presented to the participants
ALP President James Kevin Ty
presented the Honorary Level Certificate to ALP
MM2009 Coordinator Peter Benedict Tubalinal for
logging a perfect 110 Messier objects during the 3rd
ALP Philippine Messier Marathon Open.
ALP Educational Chairman Dr.
Armando Lee accept the Messier Marathon Certificates
on behalf of RTU students from ALP MM2009
Coordinator Peter Benedict Tubalinal.
Lastly, ALP President & Total Solar Eclipse
Expedition leader James Kevin Ty gave an updates on the
activities as well as training schedules that will
follow starting this month till E-Day. Among
ALPers who had confirmed and booked their slots to the
team were James Kevin Ty, Dr Jett Aguilar, Francis
Sarmiento, Andrew Ian Chan, Dennis Buenviaje and brother
Ryan,Alfredo Pascual, Dr. Armando Lee and his family as
well as friend Bernie Esporlas, Jun Lao and Eric Africa;
Christopher Go and Tomio Akutsu.
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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