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PAS October 2015 Meeting

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WHAT - PAS Regular Monthly Meeting

WHEN - October 17, 2015; 2-5 pm

WHERE - Miriam College High School

Katipunan Ave, QC

LMC Viewing Rooms 1 and 2

 

 

DIRECTIONS: Please enter Miriam College campus through Gate 2, right across Savemore and footbridge.

Kindly contact Events Chair Hernan Dizon at 09184638951 on or before October 9 to register. Registration is free...

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PAS June meeting

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It was a rainy afternoon last June 27 but still more than 50 persons attended the PAS monthly meeting at the Quezon City Science Interactive Building in Bago Bantay, Quezon City. Participants learned new things from the free lecture given by our BOD Chairman Milo Dacanay.



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Manila Observatory's 150TH Anniversary

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The Philippine Astronomical Society had its tour of the Manila Observatory's (MO) 150th Anniversary Exhibit "Discoveries" last May 23 from 9:30AM to 12 PM.

 

No less than Dr. Obiminda Cambiliza and Dr. Quirino Sugon (MO's research scientists), were our topnotch tour guides assisted by Mariel Templanza.

 

"Discoveries" showcases the beginnings of the Manila Observatory and comprehensively po...

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PAS Overnight Stargazing May 16-17, 2015 at Big Handy's Grounds, Cuyumbay, Tanay

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How can I forget these? The experience, the place, the people, the pets, the Milky Way above our heads, the big breakfast, the bonding - ooooh la la! Simply unforgettable!


* BIG HANDY'S GROUNDS VIDEO IN HERE *


"Dearest PAS family and Co May 1617 co Milkywayers, (FROM ERNIE AND MAY SERRANO)

 

From the soles of my feet to the brims of my tear ducts, THANK YOU for blessing o...

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PAS 3d2n TRIP TO PUERTO GALERA, MINDORO April 24-26, 2015

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FRIDAY APRIL 24 - I thought I was early to arrive at 7:00 AM at the Jam Liner Station in Kamias, but I was surprised to see several members there who arrived 6:30 AM or earlier. According to them, they were too excited to be able to sleep and just had to go to the meeting place early.

 

We took the 8:30 trip to Batangas Port - 16 of us. Love Nufable, who lived at Alabang, was to meet us at the Port for she li...

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American University of Cairo Visit

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by Victoria Evarretta



THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF CAIRO VISIT

 

Did you know that 17 guests from the American University of Cairo, Egypt visited the Philippines for 11 days last April 3 to 11? Yep, they closely coordinated with the Philippine Astronomical Society for their coming.

 

They were particularly interested in the Taal Volcano, the underground cave and El...

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PAS March 2015 Regular Monthly Meeting

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National Astronomy Week 2015

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NAW OPENING DAY FEBRUARY 14 PROGRAM OF SCHEDULE

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MORNING

 

7:00-8:00 - Registration

 

8:00-8:30 - Contest Briefing

 

8:30-11:30 - Essay, Poster-Making, Photo-Essay Contests

 

8:30-9:30 - Astro-Quiz Elimination Round (HS and College)

 

9:30-10:00 - Break

 

10:00-11:30 - Astro Quiz Final Round

 

11:30-1:30 - Lunch Break

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January 31, 2015 Observation

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The supposed observation at PAGASA last Jan 17 was cancelled due to Typhoon Amang. Said overnight observation starting 6pm to dawn the next day for Comet Lovejoy, DSOs, and the 5 planets Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Mars, Mercury was rescheduled scheduled on January 31 Saturday at MANILA OBSERVATORY roof deck, Ateneo de Manila, Loyola Heights, QC.

 

Following are the comments of the PASers and guests who joined th...

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Mt. Pulag, Comet Lovejoy, and Frozen!

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http://www.philastrosociety.org/features.htm#948559161

100 Years of General Relativity

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Comet Lovejoy

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by John Nassr


After the December 24 tail disconnection, the tail of Comet Lovejoy appears to be brightening again in these two images taken on December 25 and 26 at Stardust Observatory, Baguio City, Philippines.



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Fr. Victor Badillo Passes Away

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The Philippine Astronomical Society deeply mourns the passing away of Fr. Victor Badillo - the much-acclaimed Father of Philippine Astronomy, the PAS great founder, and the PAS unsurpassed president for 20 years.

 

He died on October 26 at 7:33 AM. Wake was held at the Loyola School of...

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We're Everywhere!

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A series of public outreach activities in astronomy education related to environmental concerns are in store these coming months for the Philippine Astronomical Society.

 

Engr. Camilo Dacanay, PAS BOD Chairman, has been invited to lecture at Sagada, Mt. Province on November 7, 2014, together with other Eco-Naturalist resource speakers. He will discuss the topic "The Science Behind Our Ecology As We Know It" ...

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PAS Educational Trip

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The Philippine Astronomical Society will have an educational trip for PASers and guests to the National Museum (MUSEUM OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE) and the NM Planetarium this coming Saturday October 25.

 

FINAL SCHEDULE

 

12 NN - 12:30 PM - Assembly at Museum of the Filipino People main en...

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Orionid Meteor Shower Observation

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UPCOMING PAS EVENT!! This event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Manila Observatory roof deck from 8pm on October 18 to 6am on October 19.

 

An excellent year for this shower because there will be only a slim crescent moon in the sky during the shower’s peak hours. These meteors stem from the most famous of all comets, Comet Halley. They’ll become visible in their greatest n...

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Urban Observation Invitation

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The PAS Shirt

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The front design focuses the PAS logo superimposed on the symbolic Sun and shows the website address for all details re the Society. Orange represents the Sun's color and symbolizes the fervor, strength, dedication, and service of the Philippine Astronomical Society in its free astronomical outreach to the public...

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Upcoming and Past PAS Events

2017

May 6-7   -  BigHandys Grounds Overnight  Stargazing

April 22-23 -  BigHandys Grounds Overnight Stargazing

March 19  -  Free Telescope and Celestial Navigation Workshop for members only at Semicon Bldg, Pasig.

February 11-18  -  2017 National Astronomy Week celebration at San Beda, Manila

February 4-5  -  Overnight Stargazing at Big Handys Grounds, Tanay, Rizal

2016

December 10-11 -  Geminid Meteor Shower Observation and Stargazing at BigHandys Grounds, Tanay.

October 21-23 - PAS Astronomy- Ecotourism Pilgrimage at Monreal, Masbate.

October 8  -  Monthly Meeting at Miriam College High School

September 24 - Monthly meeting at Immaculate Conception Parish School, Malabon (cancelled)

August 27 - Monthly meeting at QC Science Interactive Center ner SM Annex, Bago Bantay, QC

July 30 - Meeting and lecture/ Election of BOD at Adamson University in collaboration with the Physics Society of Adamson University

July 23 - National Museum Tour

June 25 - Monthly Meeting and Lecture at Polytechinc University of the Philippines, Main Campus, Claro M. Recto Hall, Teresa St., Manila from 2 to 5pm. Required pre-registration on or before June 18, 2016. open to PAS members and non-members.

May 7-8   -   Stargazing and Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Observation at BigHandy's Grounds, Tanay, Rizal

April 21-24  -  PAS Goes to Ilocos, a 3day, 2 night tour of Ilocos. Aside from the tours of sights and interests in Ilocos, PAS may observe the peak of the Lyrids meteor shower at a beach on the night of April 22 or 23.

March 9      -   Partial Solar Eclipse Observation at Manila Observatory from 6am to 10am.

February 13-20  - National Astronomy Week Celebration, De La Salle University, Taft and Miriam College High School, katipunan Quezon City

January 23  -  Free PAS lectures 2-5 pm at De la Salle University Taft Avenue, Manila

January 16   -  Search for Comet Catalina at Manila Observatory roofdeck

2015

Dec. 12-13  - PAS Geminids overnight observation at Big Handy's Grounds, Tanay

Nov 28     - PAS Lectures 2-5 pm at Philippine Normal University, Taft Avenue, Manila

Oct. 17 - Regular monthly meeting at Miriam College High School, 2-5 pm

Sept. 29 - "Lecture" at Alejandro Roces Science Tech High School (3pm-5pm)

Sept. 12 - BOD meeting at PAS office, Semicon Bldg. Pasig City

Sept. 5  -  "Lecture" at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela (12pm - 2pm & 3pm-5pm)

August 29    - Monthly meeting and Election of officers at PUP, Sta. Mesa campus

May 30-31   -  ALVIERA BRIGHTSCAPE CAMPFEST, SandBox, Porac, Pampanga.

May 23       -   Guided PAS tour of 150th Anniversary Manila Observatory exhibits

May 16-17  -  Overnight stargazing at Big Handy;s Grounds, Cuyumbay, Tanay

April 23-26  - PAS 3d/2n Trip to Puerto Galera, Mindoro

April 21  -

PAS APRIL MONTHLY MEETING

WHEN - APRIL 21 (Tuesday) 2-4 PM

WHERE - East Asia-FEU Morayta

Details to come. Please pre-register with Hernan Dizon at 09184638951. Note: strict compliance is requested.

March 21 - PAS Regular Monthly Meeting at PUP (Polytechnic University of the Philippines) from 1:30-5:00 PM at PUP Main Campus, Teresa St. Sta. Mesa, Mla to be held at Hyundai AudioVisual Rm, Charlie del Rosario Bldg.

March

February 14-21 - National Astronomy Week. Opening activities/competitions at Oz Bldg, Adamson University, San Marcelino St., Manila. See NAW Poster at Home page and at NAW 2015 page.

January 31 PAS observed the five visible planets - Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Comet Lovejoy at Manila Observatory roofdeck, Ateneo de Manila Univ, Loyola Heights, QC. Overnight observation will start at 6pm January 31Saturday to 5am Sunday February 1. Comet Lovejoy viewing will be once in a lifetime because it will be seen again on Earth after 8000 years.

January 24  - PAS Monthly Meeting at De La Salle University, Taft from 1:30 to 5:00pm held at St. Joseph Building, 5th Flr.

HOW TO BECOME A PAS MEMBER

Your interest in astronomy is your only requirement to become a PAS Member. PAS will teach you all the rest and you will learn from the organization all the how-tos and astronomy info by joining meetings and events. You need not have a telescope of your own.

Please do the following:

1. Download Membership form from Members Page or Membership Form Page.

2. Fill out membership form and attach a photo.

3. Deposit your 500p initial membership fee to PAS BPI Checking  acct 3081111722.

4. Email your scanned deposit slip, filled-out membership form, and separate ID photo to [email protected] .

5. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN JOINING PAS!!!

GOOD NEWS EXCLUSIVELY FOR PAS MEMBERS ONLY

The following are now what you get as a PAS member:

PAS ID needed to claim discounts

1. PAS ID

2. PAS Membership Certificate

3. PAS button pin

4. PAS Membership Handbook

5. Free participation in all PAS events where nonmembers pay a joining fee.

6. Free entrance to the National Museum Planetarium during their scheduled showings.

7. 10% discount on Celestron scopes and accessories in all Cutting Edge Stores.

8. 50% discount on your tektite purchase from a tektite collector/supplier. Available during PAS meetings and events.

9. 10% discount at Califruits and Blooms Flowershop. Order online or call owner Maitz Aquino at 09052354805 or at 09474300940.

10. 5% discount from your package adventures, mountain climbs, travel/hotel bookings from CHOOSE US TRAVEL based in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. Please contact the proprietor/manager Lucille Teleron at 099885924528.

11. 5% discount at Pizza Volante, Session Road, Baguio City through owner PASer John Nassr.

12. 30% discount at Golden Leaf Spa at Semicon Building in Pasig City.

13. 10% discount at Art of Taco - Mexican restaurant located at the 2nd floor of Light Mall in Mandaluyong. They will eventually branch out nationwide. Contact 9411102, www.artoftaco.com.

14. 10% discount at Hainanese Delights (famous for their unlimited Hainan rice)  located at 2nd Floor, Robinsons Forum Pioneer, Mandaluyong. Contact Manager Lance Tambalque at 09158875235.

15. 10% discount at Balai B + B - Located at 53 Burgos st. Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Balai b+b Hotel is close to all - market, church, stores, schools, etc. Landline is 078-844-5283; Globe, 09158543370. Please contact Hotel Manager Oscar Lavadia.

16. The Mind Museum

P950 discounted rate for three (3) Weekday All Day Pass Gift Certificate (originally at P2,250) to all members. A maximum sale of ten (10) All Day Pass Gift Certificate are allowed per person. Promo is only available during booth activation in a PAS gathering.

17. 10% discount at Mindoro Korea Beach Resort (with swimming pool) at White Beach, Puerto Galera. Please contact Manager Alvin Consaludo at 09279581010 or at 09202366744.

18. Discount on your local and international airfares/ bus fares nationwide. Call Hanguk Travel Express at (02) 239 7208. Or pm Proprietor PASer Lamer Morales. Agency address: 497 N. Cruz St., Palatiw, Pasig 1600.

19. 15% discount at Luisa's Lodge at White beach, Oriental Mindoro. Call Lodge owner Luisa Mendoza at 09064788567, 9322339705, 09493985825. Their lodge has hot and cold water.

20. 15% discount at Crown Lodge Beach Hotel, Station 2, Boracay. Please call Manager Joam Rosal at 09179242930 or at 09075492995.

21. 15% discount at Tonglen Beach Resort at Boracay, with swimming pool, 3 min-walk to Station 2 beach. Call Manager Ivy first at (63) (36) 2883457/ 2885190; Fax# (63) (36) 2883919; email [email protected]; website: www.boracaytonglen.com.

22. 15% discount at Conquer Outdoor Equipment, 2nd level, Robinsons Pioneer Mall, cor. Edsa and Pioneer5 St., Mandaluyong City. Ph: 7470726. Other store at Fairview Terraces Branch, Quezon City. Or check Conquer Online Store. Website: https//iprice.ph/conquer.




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