July 10, 2016 ALP Monthly
Kevin Ty & Christopher Louie Lu
Images by James Kevin Ty and Christopher Louie Lu
Last July 10, ALP held
their monthly meeting at Exploreum at
SM Mall of Asia.
Members who attended were ALP President James Kevin Ty and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty; Secretary Christopher Louie Lu,
wife Karren and daughter Frances Lu
; Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan, PRO Edge Lat &
daughter Trizha Elise Lat , directors John Ray Cabrera
and wife Noreen Cabrera; Shubhashish
Banerjee , Ronald Sison and sons Ray and Raj Sison ;
Justine Garcia, Mark Ian Singson, Melsejoy Degala, Fung
Yu, Edwin Gatia and Michella Esparas. Meeting started at around 3:30pm
with ALP Secretary Christopher Louie Lu giving a lecture
on Juno Mission to Jupiter.
Just before a year
after New Horizons flew pass Pluto, the Juno Probe was
launched in 2011, used Earths gravity as a 'sling shot'
on October 2013 & on July 04, 2016 finally reached the
largest planet of the solar system. The Juno Probe is
the 2nd mission under NASA's New Frontiers Program &
also the 2nd dedicated probe to study Jupiter after the
Galileo Mission in 1993. Other probes flew by the Jovian
planet on its way to other destinations in the solar
system such as Pioneer 10 & 11, Voyager 1 & 2, Cassini &
more recently, New Horizon. We know a lot about
Jupiter but there is also a lot that we don't know. With
this latest mission to Jupiter we hope to discover and
answer some of the basic questions not just about the
planet Jupiter but also about our solar system. Such as:
- Does Jupiter have a central core? Which will help
narrow down how the planet was formed.
- How much water is in its atmosphere? Which helps
researchers understand how big planets were created.
- How is it possible that huge weather systems remain so
- What is the nature of the magnetic field & plasma
Since, its successful Jupiter Orbital Insertion (JOI)
last July 4, 2016, the Juno probe & its science team at
NASA is now initializing its science instruments to
start its first of 39 orbits around the largest planet.
Not just to take hi-res images of the Jovian cloud cover
but to also take data on its Magnetic, Gravity & Plasma
fields. We hope to know more & probably rewrite our
science books once Juno completes its mission.
director and Events chairperson Iah Serna brief the
members on ALP upcoming 18th anniversary get together
lunch party on September 11, 2016 at Vikings SM MOA .
This was proceeded by ALP President James Kevin Ty
introducing balikbayan ALPer Edwin Gatia to the members.
This was followed by member's brief introduction so
fellow ALPer Edwin Gatia will know them. ALPer Edwin
then was urged by members to give his story on his UFO
chronicles which he made a book out of it and available
at Amazon. It was a lively discussion between him and
BTW, this meeting also mark the
first time an ALP Meeting has gone live via Facebook and
the video clips can be viewed at :
Part 1 (05m:05s) -
Part 2 (01h08m44s) -
Part 3 (21m49s) -
Part 4 (14m13s) -
The meeting ended at around 5:30pm
and some members proceeded to have their Astro Dinner
and AstroKapihan at Pepper Lunch and Starbucks.
ALP Secretary Christopher
Louie Lu gives a very interesting discussion on
Juno mission to Jupiter.
ALP director Iah Serna and
ALP President James Kevin Ty discuss with
members on the upcoming Sept 11th anniversary
get together lunch preparations. Image by
Christopher Louie Lu.
ALPer Balikbayan Edwin
Gatia was suddenly made a speaker at the request
of the members :) LOL
ALPer Edwin Gatia was
requested to discuss on his UFO chronicles which
he collected on made a book way back in the 80s.
Traditional ALP Astro
Dinner after the meeting at Pepper Lunch :)
Astro Kids had their own
Astro Dinner and chat as well :)
Lastly, AstroKapihan at
Starbucks to further discuss on astro topics.
ALP Wacky AstroKapihan