August 7, 2011 ALP Monthly
Kevin Ty & Christopher Louie Lu
Last August 7, members of the
Astronomical League of the Philippines
(ALP) held their monthly meeting at Nido Fortified
Science Discovery Center at SM Mall of Asia. Members who
attended were ALP President James Kevin Ty and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty
, Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan and Iah Serna, directors
Rich Pijuan ,Alfonso Uy, Berenices Chan, Christopher
Louie Lu , wife Karen & daughter Frances Lu, Arnel
Campos, Dennis Buenviaje, Vincent Gella, new members
Adriano Sagun III, Joanne Escober, Miguel Enrique Cajita
and mom Melanie Cajita.
Meeting proper started at
around 3:30pm with ALP director Rich Pijuan lecturing
and doing hands on session on her 3rd installment of Exploring The
Night Sky Through
Arts. As she was explaining the techniques, ALPers
were surprised with new ALPer Miguel Enrique's
good talent in drawing and sketching. His drawing
of the space shuttle and the Northern Lights were
astonishing at his tender age. Who knows? We
might discover another astro gem in him!
ALP director Rich Pijuan gave
a hands on lecture on astro art and painting.
Mam Rich then explains the
basic tools needed to start astro art specially to
the new members for them to try it out.
Mam Rich showing KC's
color wheel which he made from last art session to
the new member's kids.
ALPer Christopher Louie Lu
gave a very interesting lecture entitled Celestial
Navigation - Finding Your Way Through The Night Sky.
Using Hand Measure to measure
the night sky
ALP President James Kevin Ty
discuss on the preparations for the upcoming Sept
anniversary party / meeting.
Lots of new members joining
ALP bandwagon. Welcome to ALP !!!
Astro Kids getting serious in
astro art and painting.
Afterwards, ALP Special Events
chairman Christopher Louie Lu lectured on a basic
astronomy topic entitled Celestial Navigation:
Finding Your Way Through The Night Sky. He started
out by enumerating different tools we can use to observe
the sky. He then proceeded to explain what
different type of objects that can be viewed by an
astronomer. Afterwards, the then give some pointers on
how to measure the night sky using our fingers and hand.
Navigational terms were also carefully explain.
Last but not the least, he also give some pointers on
how to use some main constellation and its bright stars
to help locate other stars and constellation.
ALP President James Kevin Ty then
welcome ALP newest members to the society as well as
give some updates on the game standings of the ALP 10
ball tournament as well as the preparations for ALP
anniversary party and Mooncake Dice Game to be held on
September 11, 2011 at Manila Planetarium. The
meeting ended at around 6:00pm.