January 10, 2010 ALP Monthly
Last January 10, 2010, members
of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) held
their monthly meeting at the Manila Planetarium at
3:00pm. Members who attended were ALP President
James Kevin Ty & son Kendrick Cole (KC) Ty , PRO Dr Armando Lee & wife
Myra Lee & son Jason
Lee ; Vincent Lao, Tommy Tan, Ma. Belen Pabunan ;
Desiree del Rosario, Christopher Lee , Kevin Dagunan,
Crispin Riosa, Michael Cruspero, guests PLM Astro Soc
members Kristine Valdez, Monica Morales, Ronnie Castasus,
Rosemarie Balatbat, Jennifer Sy, Procula Amarillo and
Mark Joven Cortel. Before the start of the
meeting, ALP welcome Rosemarie Balatbat, Jennifer
Sy, Procura Amarillo, Mark Joven Cortel and Myra Aquino
Lee as the newest ALPers to join our organization!
The meeting started at around
3:30pm with ALP President James Kevin Ty
on the just concluded January 1, 2010 Partial Lunar
Eclipse as well as discuss the upcoming January 15, 2010
Partial Solar Eclipse. The partial solar eclipse
will start at around 3:49pm and ends at sunset with
still some portion of the Sun still eclipsed by the Moon
:( Nevertheless, the eclipse will be a sight to
behold as a sunset eclipse is always dramatic and
beautiful to observe! Members were invited to
jobserve the event at fellow ALPer Armand Lee's
AstroCamp Observatory in SM MOA San Miguel by the Bay.
James and other imagers will start to setup their
equipment at around 2:30pm.
Afterwards, James announced
that a 2010 Astro Calendar donated by our ALPha editor
Francisco Lao, Jr will be raffled off to lucky members
who attended the meeting. Also raffled off are
several limited edition ALP Mugs that were won by ALPers
during the 2008 Moon Cake festival that were not claimed
and thus forfeited already.
Assisted by new ALPer Mam
Procura Amarillo, the 2010 Astro Calendar lucky winner
is no other than ALPer Vincent Lao! It was a nice
calendar to own as it shows a monthly star map which
glow in the dark as well as a built-in compass :)
Then the drawing of the 5 ALP Mugs were won by ALPers
Procura Amarillo, Jennifer Sy, Rosemarie Balatbat,
Michael Cruspero and Desiree del Rosario! What a
great way to start the 2010! :)
ALPer Vincent Lao received
from ALP President James Kevin Ty the 2010 Astro
Calendar donated by ALPha editor Francisco Lao, Jr.
James discuss the partial
solar eclipse preparations to be made by ALP at
AstroCamp Observatory in SM MOA San Miguel by the
James show the new members the
Philippine Star Map and how to use it.
New ALPer Procura Amarillo
receiving her ALP Mug from ALPer Bel Pabunan.
New ALPer Jennifer Sy
receiving her ALP Mug from ALP PRO Armand Lee.
New ALPer Rosemarie Balatbat
receiving her ALP Mug from ALPer Tommy Tan.
ALPer Michael Cruspero
receiving his ALP Mug from ALPer Vincent Lao.
ALPer Desiree del Rosario
receiving her ALP Mug from ALP President James Kevin
The meeting ended at around