January 4 & 11, 2014 ALP Free
Public Viewing Sessions
Kevin Ty & Christopher Louie Lu
Images by Gary Andreassen & Christopher Louie Lu
Last January 4 & 11, ALP staged 2 free public viewing
sessions simultaneously at SM South Mall as well
as Caltex Kalentong Station for the public to get a view
of Jupiter as well as the Moon.
January 4 in South Mall
ALP PRO Gary Andreassen and Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan
brought their telescopes at SM South Mall parking area
to share the beauty of planet Jupiter at opposition and
Moon. They held the event from 7:30-10:00pm with
more than 500+ people get a chance to peer through their
telescopes at the 2 objects. Special thanks to SM
South Mall marketing manager Eva for letting ALP
share the beauty of the universe to the crowd.
A boy got to look at
planet Jupiter through Gary's 8" Newtonian
Jupiter was also
magnificent through Andrew's 80mm refractor.
A long queue of people
eager to get a chance to look at Jupiter through
More than 500+ people got
to view Jupiter up close and personal that
ALPers posed with SM South
Mall Marketing Manager Eva and Staffs after a
successful Jupiter Opposition Watch.
ALP director Armando Lee
passed by SM South Mall with son Jason Lee to
support ALP SM South Mall team.
January 11 - South Mall
For the second Saturday, ALP PRO Gary Andreassen &
director Arnel Campos brought their telescopes at SM
South Mall parking area to share the beauty of planet
Jupiter and the Moon. They held the event from
7:00-10:00pm with more than 500+ people get a chance to
peer through their telescopes at the 2 objects.
ALP PRO Gary Andreassen
point a green laser at Jupiter to show its
location in the sky.
Another happy 500+ people
go tto view both Jupiter and Moon that evening.
ALPer Arnel setup besides
a nice SM South Mall Ad Promo for the event.
A long queue of people
never ends till 10pm still wanting to get a
chance to view both heavenly bodies.
- Caltex Kalentong
the call of fellow ALP Director Gary Andreassen
along with Andrew Ian Chan, who gave a free public
viewing at SM Southmall, ALP Secretary Christopher
Louie Lu simultaneously set up his telescope at
Caltex Gas Station along Gen. Kalentong Street to
give a free public viewing of the planet Jupiter. He
started the public viewing at 8 pm where people came
in trickles of 2's and 3's at first, when suddenly,
before he realized it, there was a long line of
curious people waiting for their chance to see the
largest planet in our Solar System. By 10:50pm, the
crowd started to thin out and he finally
packed up his scope at around 11:15pm. An estimated
crowd of about 80 - 100 people had chance to see
A nice hand made poster
made by ALP Secretary Christopher Louie Lu for
ALPer Louie aligns his
telescope toward the planet Jupiter.
Kids and adults lined up
to get a chance to view Jupiter and its Jovian
More than 100+ people
queued that evening to view Jupiter up close and
11 - Caltex Kalentong
second week for this month, the
League Of The Philippines, Inc. has
once again hosted a simultaneous Free Public Viewing
of Jupiter + our nearest neighbor, the Moon. While
fellow ALP Directors Gary
Andreassen & Arnel
Campos conduct a
free public viewing at SM South Mall, ALP Secretary
Christopher Louie Lu set up his telescope at
Caltex Kalentong Station. Viewing started at 8:00 pm
with Jupiter as their first target. At the time
Jupiter was only showing 3 Galilean Moon namely Io,
Europa and Callisto. Ganymede at the time was in
transit over the Jovian face with its shadow
projected on its surface. At around 9:00 pm Ganymede
started to emerge from Jupiter's south-western limb.
He then swung the telescope and gave the public a
view of the Moon at around 9:30 pm. Assisting him
that evening was his elder brother
Watson T. Lu,
using his Canon SX-50 digiSLR that has a
1200mm lens and affixed on a sturdy tripod to gave
the viewing public a view of the Moon. They
estimated about 150 - 180 people stopped and took a
few moments of their time to look through their
scope and cameras. They officially ended the session
at 11:00 pm. All in all, it was once again an
awesome experience to share the universe with their
Another beautiful hand
made poster made by ALP Secretary Christopher
Louie Lu for the 2nd Saturday session.
Nice view of Jupiter!
More than 180+ people get
a chance to view both Jupiter and Moon that
Louie's daughter Frances
finally got a chance to view both Jupiter and
Saturn before the conclusion of the event that