March 7, 2010 ALP Monthly
Last March 7, 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 ,VP Jett Aguilar, PRO Armando Lee,
Treasurer Henry So, Secretary Rich Pijuan and friend
Melinda Machura and daughter Jillian, director Edgar Ang, Pejvak Parhizkari, Tommy Tan,
Peter Benedict Tubalinal, Desiree del Rosario, Dennis Buenviaje,
Dante Cruz, Christopher Lee ,Mark Joven Cortel , Reynen
and newest ALPer Christopher Louie Lu .
ALP PRO Armando Lee gave a
nice lecture on Observing the Milky Way.
ALP NAW 2010 Chairman Peter
Benedict Tubalinal made a summary presentation of
the just concluded ALP National Astronomy Week 2010
ALPers discussed with fellow
members while awaiting for ALPer Pejvac's astro time
ALPer Pejvac Parhizkari shows
a demo of his time lapse astro works which he will
share his techniques in our April monthly meeting.
The meeting started at around
3:45pm with ALP President James Kevin Ty introducing the
lecturers of the day. ALP PRO Armando Lee lectured
on Observing the Milky Way. He describe on the
structure of our galaxy and its size as well as galactic
gridline differences between ecliptic, galactic equator
and celestial equator, etc.
Afterwards, ALP NAW
2010 Chairman Peter Benedict Tubalinal discussed on the
highlights of the
National Astronomy Week 2010 activities which includes 2nd
Philippine Astronomy Convention as well as the 2 public stargazing sessions
that were held last February 14 and 20, 2010
at Rajah Sulayman Park in Baywalk (in front of
Aristocrat Restaurant facing the seawall side) .
He then proceeded with discussing the 4th Philippine
Messier Marathon Open which will be held on March 13,
2010 under the dark skies of Caliraya, Laguna. ALP
President James Kevin Ty also discussed on the logistics
of the said event .
Lastly, ALPer Pejvac Parhizkari
gave a preview of his time lapse movie that he made so
that ALPers will have an idea on what lecture topic he
will be discussing on our next monthly meeting which
will be held on April 11, 2010.
The meeting ended at around