May 8, 2011 ALP Monthly Meeting  Report
by James Kevin Ty
 

Last May 8, members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) held their monthly meeting at the Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.  Members who attended were ALP President James Kevin Ty , wife Charito and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty and mother in law Dolores Caballero ; VP Jett Aguilar, PRO Armando Lee , wife Myra Lee and son Jason Lee  , Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan, directors Rich Pijuan & friend Honey Grace Nacional;  Christopher Lee,& wife Sandra Lee;  John Ray Cabrera,   Arnel Campos with kids Kyla Nicole Campos and Kate Ann Malgar; Ronald Sison , wife Adriel, kids Adrian Raj, Aleecia Ronniele and Aldrin Ray Sison;  Jerome Clemente ; Cristine Gonzales ; guests Jam Salonga , Jobert Rellama , Robert Lee and Connie Lee , John Robert Lee , Ma Pelita Viliran , Daniel Viliran, Samantha Viliran  & Francine Viliran.

Meeting proper started at around 3:00pm with ALP director Rich Pijuan giving an art lecture and workshop entitled "Exploring The Night Sky Through Arts."  Rich started out by teaching the kids and some members on the basic color wheel and later how to draw the night sky with stars as their first workshop.  This will be one of the several astro art workshops that Rich will be teaching in the monthly meetings to come.  The kids and members had a great time learning from the expertise of Mam Rich in art and painting.

ALP director Rich Pijuan guides the kids and members on the basic color wheel before they proceeded with the basics.

Lots of kids and ALPers also participated on the astro art workshop session.

More than 35 members and guests attended the meeting.

Astro Art  participants had a great time learning from the expertise of Mam Rich.

ALP PRO Armando Lee gives a basic equipment review on the low cost Meade DS2080AT GOTO refractor.

ALP President James Kevin Ty invited members and guests to the next monthly meeting at Manila Planetarium and stargazing session at Caliraya.

Afterwards, ALP PRO Armando Lee gives a basic equipment review on the low cost Meade DS2080AT GOTO refractor.  He started out with the telescope specifications and its ease of usage for a beginner.  He later also explain the pros and cons of the scope and how to take advantage of its ease of use to learn the night sky with it.

Lastly, ALP President James Kevin Ty thank Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center  for the use of the monthly meeting venue.  He also invite the members to join the Astro Painting next meeting on June 12 at Manila Planetarium as well as another stargazing session at Caliraya , Laguna on June 4, 2011. The meeting ends at 5:30 pm. 

 

 

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