February 24, 2012 ALP NAW
Kevin Ty & Christopher Louie Lu
Images by James Kevin Ty, Andrew Ian Chan & Armando Lee
celebration of the National Astronomy Week , members of
the Astronomical League of the Philippines gathered at
the Astrocamp Observatory Services located at Mall of
Asia, SM by the Bay, Pasay City last February 24 to give
a free astronomy outreach to the Filipino public by way
of free stargazing session at the site. Members who
attended are ALP President James Kevin Ty with wife Chat
and son KC, Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan with Iah Serna,
PRO Armando Lee with wife Mia and son Jason, NAW
Chairman Christopher Louie T. Lu with wife Karren and
daughter Frances. Other members who arrived was Arnel
Campos, Gary Andreasen with wife Irma and son Steinar,
Sheldon Espartero, Joanne Escober with her daughter
Charie, Jan Karlo Hernandez with dad Junn Hernandez,
Kaye Banaag with her Mom and Dad & with new ALP member
to set up in location is NAW Chairman Christopher Louie
T. Lu with a Celestron Powerseeker 80mm refractor on a
equatorial mount & Arnel Campos with a Celestron
Powerseeker 130mm reflector on a equatorial mount while
Sheldon Espartero manned the C11 SCT telescope in the
AstroCamp. Gary Andreasen brought his 114mm reflector on
a equatorial mount. Mike Enage brought his Meade ETX125
Mak. Jan Karlo Hernandez brought his Orion 4” Mak on a
Alt/Az mount & Joanne Escober brought her 4” reflector
on a Alt/Az mount. Cutting Edge also brought along their
Nexstar 4 scope as well as provide dinner packs for the
group that evening.
celestial view presented a cool series of targets.
There is a thin crescent moon with the planetary
conjunction of Mercury, Venus and Jupiter. Later that
night, Mars and Saturn also became visible. Other
celestial targets that was featured that night was the
M45 (Pleiades), M42 (Orion Nebula), the 'dog' star
stargazing officially started at 7pm where more than 300
curious and very intuitive people got the chance to view
though the battery of telescopes and ask questions about
astronomy among all ALP members. After the stargazing
session is concluded, at around 11pm, all ALP members
gathered to have their traditional group picture.
More than 300 curious and very
intuitive people got the chance to view though the
battery of telescopes and ask questions about
astronomy among all ALP members.
ALPers brought their
telescopes to share the beauty of the heaven to the
ALPer Jan Karlo Hernandez's
dad Junn had a good time using an Ipad astro
software to navigate himself on the stars and
ALPer Gary Andreassen pointed
his scope to the Moon to the delight of the viewers.
(L-R) ALPers Arnel Campos,
Steinar with dad Gary Andreassen and Mike Enage had
a great time during the event.
ALPer Mike Enage beside his
Meade ETX125 Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope.
ALPer Sheldon Espartero manned
the observatory's main C11 SCT.
ALPer NAW Chairman Christopher
Louie Lu beside his Celestron Powerseeker 80mm
refractor on a equatorial mount.
ALPer Arnel Campos beside his
Celestron Powerseeker 130mm reflector on a
ALP President James Kevin Ty
beside Mike's Meade ETX125 Maksutov Cassegrain
Cutting Edge staffs brought
along their Nexstar 4 to share the views to the
Junn: This is how to use an
Ipad astro software to navigate the night sky.
ALPer Jan Karlo Hernandez
brought his Orion 4” Mak on a Alt/Az mount.
ALPer Joanne Escober share the
view of the Moon through his camera's live view
ALPer Jan Karlo Hernandez' dad
Junn was so much enjoying the company of ALPers that
he inform his son he will officially join ALP as a
member in the upcoming March ALP monthly meeting :)
The kids had a great time with
ALPer Joanne Escober who shares the view of the Moon
through his camera's live view mode as well as
Wacky Shot !!!