September 7, 2014 ALP 11th
Anniversary Party Report
Images by Jett Aguilar , James Kevin Ty and Alberto Lao
Last September 6,
members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines
(ALP) proceeded to celebrate their 11th anniversary
party at the residence of VP Jett Aguilar . Members who were present
were ALP President James Kevin Ty, wife Charito and son
Kendrick Cole KC Ty; VP Jett Aguilar and family; Secretary Christopher
Louie Lu, wife Karren and daughter Frances; Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan
and Iah Serna; Auditor Edgar Ang, directors Peter
Benedict Tubalinal and daughter Steph; Mike Enage, Rich
Pijuan, Arnel Campos; Ronald Sison and children Aleecia
and Ray; Mark and Arlene Vornhusen, Alberto
Lao, Edge Lat, Adrian Reginald Sy and parents Reynaldo
and Lily Sy and sister Abigail ; Shubhashish Banerjee ,
Saju Pillai, Val Villanueva, Jeremy Arabes, Marlon
Monzon, Jason Comia, Miguel Cajita and parents Trix and
They started to arrive at
the site at around 11:30am and bringing lots of potluck
foods to share with fellow members. While awaiting
for the other members to arrive, ALP VP Jett Aguilar
invited the members to his observatory to get a view of
the Sun through white light and H-Alpha wavelength to
the delight of the members!
Party started at around
1:00pm with ALP director Peter Benedict Tubalinal
leading the prayer invocation to start off the party.
Lots of food variants and drinks were served tot
he members. Members use the opportunity to have a
great lunch as well as chat and discuss on both astro
and non astro topics.
The group then have a
traditional group photo taken midway along the party.
Afterwards, some members played parlor game Pinoy Henyo
wherein members choose a partner and try to guess a word
that the other partner will agree only by either a YES,
NO, or MAYBE. ALP President James Kevin Ty and Secretary
Christopher Louie Lu volunteered to do the first game
while others followed. It was both fun and
hilarious as all of them tried to get the best time to
get the answer. In the end, ALPer Jason Comia has
the fastest time and was given a small prize by ALP
President James Kevin Ty by virtue of a copy of Sky and
Telescope Skywatch 2014 :)
Some of the ALP officers
also used the party time to discuss preparations for the
National Astronomy Week 2015 as well as other ALP
ALPers chat while
awaiting for other members to arrive at the
ALP VP and host Jett
Aguilar sets up his Solar white light
telescope for members to view the Sun!
ALPers also lined up
to get a view of the Sun through the H-Alpha
telescope as well.
ALPer's children also
get a chance to look through the solar
telescopes as well :)
ALPer Saju Pillai was
awed by the beauty of the solar prominence
visible on the Sun as ALPers James Kevin Ty
and Shubhasish Banerjee looks on.
ALPers posed for Astro
Selfie Shot at the observatory! :)
ALPer Peter Benedict
Tubalnal leads the prayer invocation before
the start of the party.
ALPers bowed down
their heads during the prayer invocation.
Vast variants of foods
and drinks brought by ALPers to share with
fellow members! Yummy!
Its Chowtime !!!
ALPers queue for their
Hurry up! We are
hungry over here! :) LOL
ALPers having a great
time at the party :)
ALPer Adrian Reginald
Sy together with his family post with ALP
President James Kevin Ty and VP Jett
ALP Astro Kids and
(L-R) ALPers Andrew
Ian Chan, Christopher Louie Lu, Ronald Sison
and Peter Benedict Tubalinal.
(L-R) ALPers Jett
Aguilar, Edgar Ang, Arnel Campos, Mike Enage,
Val Villanueva, Jeremy Arabes, Dodi Maralit
and Alberto Lao.
(L-R) ALPers Ronald
Sison , daughter Allecia, Peter Benedict
Tubalinal, Iah Serna and Andrew Ian Chan.
ALP Treasurer Andrew
Ian Chan play game host on Pinoy Henyo
parlor game :)
Christopher Louie Lu and ALP President James
Kevin Ty lead the first batch of
participants in Pinoy Henyo :)
ALPer Jason Comia and
ALP VP Aguilar also play the game :)
Christopher Louie Lu presented the SkyWatch
2014 magazine to winner ALPer Jason Comia
who got the shortest guess time of the
group! Congrats Jason!