February 9, 2014 ALP Monthly Meeting Report
by James Kevin Ty &  Christopher Louie Lu

Last February 9 , 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  wife Chat and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty ; VP Jett Aguilar, Secretary Christopher Louie Lu, Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan, Auditor Edgar Ang, Per Edman, Justine Garcia, Edge Lat, Marie Avenir, Mark Ian Singson, Ronald Sison,  Norman Marigza, and Bel Pabunan.

Meeting started at around 3:30pm with ALP Secretary Christopher Louie Lu proceeded by giving a  nice lecture topic entitled Celestial Navigation: Finding your way through the night sky. He touched on the tools used by astronomers such as naked eye, binoculars and telescopes to help him or her navigate the night sky. Also discussed were how to measure the sky with your hands as well as tackled the different celestial coordinate systems. In the end, he also discuss some basic constellations as finder to locate the other nearby constellations.

Lastly, NAW Chairman Andrew Ian Chan then discussed ALP's final preparations and plans for the Feb 16-22 National Astronomy Week.  Aside from 6 lecturers, there will also be a solar observatrion and night time stargazing session on February 16 at SM Mall of Asia San Miguel by the Bay and February 22 at Rajah Sulayman Park,

Full details can be viewed below:



ALP Secretary Christopher Louie Lu discussed on Celestial Navigation: Finding Your Way Through The Night Sky.

ALPers listen to ALPer Christopher Louie Lu as he presented a very nice powerpoint presentation on Celestial Navigation.

ALP NAW chairman Andrew Ian Chan discussed with ALPers on the final preparations that  will be undertaken during the 2014 National Astronomy Week.

ALP 3rd AstroKapihan was held at Coffee Bean in Robinson's Place Ermita.

Meeting ended at around 5:30pm.  Afterwards, some of the ALPers proceeded to Robinson's Place Ermita  to have their 3rd ALP AstroKapihan for the year 2014 at Coffee Bean Cafe.



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