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Manila Observatory's 150TH Anniversary

Posted on October 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM

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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 pointed out the very important functions it played during the Spanish times when the Jesuits manning the Observatory played the key roles in weather forecasting, seismology, astronomy, etc. in the Philippines - all under the innovation and scientific genius of the Jesuit priests.

 

This first Exhibit will be shown until June 15, to be replaced by the next phase showing the development of the Manila Observatory after World War II, and the third and final phase will be on its current structures and programs.








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