May 8, 2011 ALP Monthly
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
ALP PRO Armando Lee
gives a basic equipment review
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
PRO Armando Lee gives a basic equipment review on the
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.
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.