August 7, 2016 ALP Monthly
Kevin Ty & Christopher Louie Lu
Images by James Kevin Ty
Last August 7, 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 and daughter Frances Lu ;
Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan, Auditor Edgar Ang, PRO Edge
Lat, director Iah Serna , Aireen Grace Andal, Edwin Gatia and Michella Esparas. Meeting started at around 3:30pm
with ALP Secretary Christopher Louie Lu giving a lecture
on Celestial Highlights for August specially on
the Perseid Meteor Shower.
highlight event for this month will be on the 13th when
Earth crosses the debris
the comet Swift-Tuttle.
This field which contains particles of ice & dust about
the size of grains of sand or rice to no bigger than
small rocks. This event is called the Perseids Meteor
Shower, named after the constellation of Perseus where
the 'Radiant', or the apparent point of origin of
meteors in the night sky. The Perseids is famous even
during ancient times, it boasted to have 60 – 100 meteor
under ideal sky conditions.
Here are a
few tips to view the Perseids
1. Choose a spot that is far away from bright
lights; open country is preferred.
2. Naked eye observation is best.
3. A reclining lawn chair is a good piece of
equipment to have, as it prevents neck strain caused by
constantly peering skyward.
4. Check the weather forecast and be prepared for
chilly weather with proper clothing or a blanket. Hot
chocolate can add to the enjoyment.
5. Before the big night, observers should have
studied a star chart and perhaps located the
constellation Perseus in the real sky so that time is
not wasted getting oriented when the big night comes.
Lastly, ALP Events Chairperson Iah Serna gives a
final rundown on the upcoming September 11, 2016 ALP
13th anniversary lunch get together party at Vikings
Luxury Buffet at SM Mall of Asia.
The meeting ended at around 5:30pm
and some members proceeded to Center Stage KTV upon the
request of ALPer Edwin Gatia to have some good time to
sing and enjoy the evening. They later had dinner
at Pepper Lunch before going home.
ALPer Christopher Louie Lu
lectures on the celestial highlight for the
month of August as well as the Perseids meteor
ALPers listen to ALPer
Christopher Louie Lu interesting discussion on
how to observe Perseids meteor shower.
ALPer Iah Serna gives more
detail on the upcoming preparation of the ALP
13th anniversary lunch get together in
ALPers enjoying the
evening singing their heart out at Center Stage
KTV and later dinner at Pepper Lunch.