November 10, 2013 ALP Monthly
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
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.