Awards and Recognitions
This page contains the list of awards given by the
Astronomical League of the Philippines and the
The Father Leo Boethin Astronomy Achievement Award
recognizes an individual who has made an astronomical
discovery or conducted research study which led to the discovery
of an astronomical object or phenomenon, thereby
expanding the knowledgebase of Astronomy. Fr. Leo Boethin is the first and
individual to discover a comet on Philippine soil.
Christopher Go - 2006
"for his tireless
monitoring and imaging of the planet Jupiter, leading to
worldwide intensified study and further understanding of
the planet's atmospheric phenomenon, particularly Oval
BA, now known as Red Spot, Jr."
The Father Victor Badillo Astronomy Service Award is
awarded to an individual who has contributed to the
betterment of astronomy in the Philippines. This award
is given in honor of Fr. Victor L. Badillo, S.J., PhD
whose dedication and guidance in the field of astronomy is
throughout the Philippine astronomical community.
Dr. Jesus Rodrigo F. Torres - 2017
his lead role in establishing the first full academic
program in BS Astronomy Technology, as well as Graduate
Diploma and Masters in Astronomy in the Philippines at
Rizal Technological University. "
Dr. Dante Ambrosio - 2013
timeless dedication in researching and popularizing
Filipino Ethno-Astronomy, thereby showcasting early
Filipino cultures, beliefs and stories about the
universe around us."
Francisco G. Lao, Jr. - 2008
"for his invaluable contribution to the successful launching of the ALP 5th Year Anniversary Yearbook as well as being the
Editor in Chief of ALPha, the official newsletter of the society since its inception."
Edwin Aguirre and
Imelda Joson - 2006
"for their unselfish
work and dedication to the development, progress and
promotion of astronomy both in the local and