March 6, 2011 ALP Monthly
Last March 6, 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 , Charito Ty and son
Kendrick Cole (KC) Ty, VP Jett Aguilar, PRO Armando Lee
, Myra Lee and son Jason Lee, directors Edgar Ang,
Christopher Lee & Sandra Torita, Special Events Chairman
Christopher Louie Lu, John Ray Cabrera, Desiree
del Rosario , Peter Benedict Tubalinal, Kevin & Matet
Dagunan , Renato dela Pena, Victor Espartero, Christelle
Mariano, Maria Pia Cuarteros and Rona Lalaine Luansing.
Meeting proper started at
around 3:30pm with an informal introductions of fellow
ALPers to each other as there were lots of new members
who attended the meeting. ALP President then introduces
the lecturers of the day in ALPers Christopher Lee and
Peter Benedict Tubalinal. Christopher Lee touches
on the history of Charles Messier as well as how he
compiled the Messier List. Peter Tubalinal then detailed
further on how to get started with Messier Marathon.
He illustrated on what things need to be brought to the
observation site as well as slight history of how the
Philippine Messier Marathon started out. After his
lecture, he invited ALPers as well as guests to join the
event as this is not a competition but rather more of
competing to develop one's skills. This year's
Philippine Messier Marathon Open 2011 is scheduled on April
2, 2011 with an overnight event under the dark skies of Caliraya, Laguna. If you want to join the event,
kindly email the ALP Observation Chairman
Lee or ALP President
James Kevin Ty.
Afterwards, ALP Special Event
Chairman Christopher Louie Lu then make a
summarization of the just concluded 3rd Philippine Astronomy Convention 2011
(PAC) that was held last February 20-26, 2011.
Participating with ALP for these activities are Nido
Fortified Science Discovery Center , National Museum
Planetarium, Astrocamp Observatory, Cutting Edge
and Rizal Technological University and ALP would like to
thank them all for their support.
The meeting started with the
informal introduction of each attendees.
A mix crowd of new and veteran
ALPers attended the meeting.
Members listen attentively to
the 3 lecture / presentations for that day.
ALPer Peter Benedict Tubalinal
gives an interesting lecture on how to get started
on Messier Marathon.
ALP Observation Chairman
Christopher Lee touched on the history of Charles
Messier as well as his purpose of making the
ALP Special Event Chairman
Christopher Louie Lu summarized the just concluded
3rd Philippine Astronomy Convention 2011 which was
held last February 20-26, 2011.
President James Kevin Ty announced officially the 10%
discount ALPers can avail when purchasing at
Cutting Edge as well as Celestron product lines.
This is in cooperation between ALP and Cutting in
promoting astronomy in the Philippines. Cutting
Edge / Star Paper is the exclusive distributor and
dealer of Celestron products in the Philippines.
Also announced is the initial plans for ALP to
participate in the international event Global Astronomy
Month in the month of April. The planned
activities will be one of the several agenda the ALP
board of directors will discuss in their March 13 Board
The meeting ends
at 5:45 pm.