April 12, 2015 ALP Monthly
Images by James Kevin Ty and Alberto Lao
Last April 12, ALP held
their monthly meeting at Exploreum at SM Mall of Asia in
Pasay City. Members who attended were ALP
President James Kevin Ty, wife Charito and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty;
VP Jett Aguilar, Secretary Christopher Louie Lu and
daughter Frances;Auditor Edgar Ang, director Edge
Lat, Ronald Sison and Mike Enage ; Shubhashish Banerjee, Saju Pillai
, Justine Garcia, Miguel Cajita, Jason Comia, Val
Villanueva and Norman Marigza.
Meeting started at around 2:30pm
with ALP Secretary Christopher Louie Lu discussion on
the latest on our Solar System. He touched on each
planet as well as dwarf planets extensively that
includes its composition and , number of moons, etc. This was followed by ALP
VP Jett Aguilar who discussed the highlights of the
recently concluded April 4, 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse. He
presented the various images taken by members of ALP as
well as touch on the hotly debated issue if the April
4th eclipse was really Total of Partial. Although
the mere issue of the debate is about the magnitude
percentage of the eclipse if it was indeed 1.008% or
0.999 but most of the members with good proof to
conclude that it is indeed a total lunar eclipse.
The slight brightening in the northern limb was mostly
caused by atmospheric refraction and that the Moon did
indeed entered the Earth's shadow completely.
Also tackled was the mistake PAGASA announced in the
newspapers as quoted by the media that there will only
be a partial lunar eclipse that will be visible in the
Philippines while the entire Asia will see a total lunar
eclipse. This is also a reminder for ALPers to
also monitor any astro related event announcement in the
newspapers and news of they are correct or not.
President James Kevin
Ty then invited members and guests to join the Global
SunDay free public solar viewing which will be staged at
SM By The Bay (SMBY) at 4:00pm. Also mentioned is
the upcoming April 25 Global Star Party to be held also
at SMBY in partnership with Exploreum. The meeting
ended at around 3:45 pm.
ALPers attended their
first monthly meeting held at Exploreum.
Christopher Louie Lu discussed on the latest
updates and summary of our Solar System.
ALP VP Jett Aguilar
discussing on whether the April 4, 2015
Lunar Eclipse is Total or Partial one.
ALP President James
Kevin Ty invited members and guests to the
Global SunDay free public solar viewing at
SMBY after the meeting.