July 10, 2011 ALP Monthly Meeting  Report
by James Kevin Ty & Jett Aguilar

Last June 19, members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) held their monthly meeting at the Manila Planetarium. Members who attended were ALP President James Kevin Ty , wife Charito and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty , VP Jett Aguilar, director Edgar Ang, Bel Pabunan , Desiree del Rosario, Arnel Campos, John Ray Cabrera, Pia Cuarteros, Christelle Mariano, Christopher Louie Lu , wife Karen  & daughter Frances Lu.

Meeting proper started at around 3:00pm with ALP VP Jett Aguilar giving a very educational and interesting lecture on Observing the Moon.  He started out with  basic celestial mechanics of the Moon and some theories on how the Moon was formed.  He then touches on the different phases of the Moon as well as describing the features of the Moon which is basically categorized as highlands which consist mainly of craters and mountains and the other category namely the lowlands which features mostly the Mare or Marias.

Also discussed are the main mares as well as prominent crater formations as well as identifying them.  He also discussed on lunar eclipses and tackle on how lunar eclipse occurs.

ALP VP Jett Aguilar gives a very educational and interesting lecture entitled Observing the Moon.

ALPers listen to the lecture of Jett on observing tips in exploring the Moon.

The meeting ended at around 4:30pm with ALP President James Kevin Ty announcing the upcoming 6th ALP 9 Ball Billiard Tournament which will be held on July 31, 2011 at Playdium Bowling and Billiard Center.  Next monthly meeting will be held on August 7, 2011 at Science Discovery Center in SM Mall of Asia.



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