November 10, 2013 ALP Monthly Meeting Report
by James Kevin Ty &  Christopher Louie Lu

Last November 10, members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) held their monthly  meeting at Manila Planetarium.  Members who attended were ALP President James Kevin Ty and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty ; VP Jett Aguilar, Secretary Christopher Louie Lu , Auditor Edgar Ang, Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan, directors John Ray Cabrera, Justine Garcia, Edge Lat, Mike Enage, Mark Vornhusen, Bel Pabunan and Liza Quitlong.

Due to heavy traffic, Meeting started at around 3:30pm with ALP Secretary Christopher Louie Lu giving a  small presentation by starting out with the  announcement of latest issue of the Philippine Journal of Astronomy, July – September 2013 issue. Available for download from ALP facebook page or from the ALP website. He then presented a few images taken during the Caliraya trip on November 1 & 2. featuring the Great Orion Nebula, the Flame and the Horsehead Nebula , Pleiades Star cluster , Comet ISON, Comet LoveJoy, Andromeda Galaxy, etc by ALPers Mike Enage, Mark Vornhusen and ALP president James Kevin Ty. Followed by  a brief report on the sunspot group AR1890 who is responsible for a series of solar flares some are classified as X-class flares. A report was then given on the series of celestial events for the month of November. Finally, a retouch on the present location of Comet ISON in the early morning sky in December 2013.

Meeting ended at around 5:30pm.

ALP Secretary Christopher Louie Lu lectures on highlights of celestial events for November & December  2013 as well as updates on Comet 2012 S1 ISON.

ALP President James Kevin Ty touched on the Caliraya preparations for November 29, 30 event as well as planned December ALP Xmas Party which will be set either on December 8 or 15.




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