February 9, 2014 ALP Monthly
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
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.
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.