January 14, 2018 ALP Monthly Meeting Report
by James Kevin Ty

Last January 14, Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) held its monthly meeting at Alice Villa-Real's residence in Quezon City. Members who were present are ALP President James Kevin Ty , VP Jett Aguilar, Secretary Justine Garcia, Auditor Edgar Ang, directors Ronald Sison & Alice Villa-Real ;   Adi Bontuyan and Mike Enage.

Meeting started at around 3:30pm with ALP Secretary Justine Garcia giving a basic lecture on Star Names, topics discussed are the system of naming a star the Bayer designation system and the Flamsteed designation.  The concept of the absolute and apparent magnitude. the difference between asterism and constellation.  Then it was followed by  the astronomy highlights of events for the month of January.  January 1 mercury at greatest western elongation , Jan 3,4 Quadrantids meteor shower ,  Jan 17 new moon  and Jan 31 Blue Moon , Supermoon and the Total Lunar Eclipse.

The event ended at around 6:00pm .





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