Please be informed that the February 15 event was rescheduled to February 22 due to the Iglesia ni Kristo massive walk on same date, expected traffic jams, and suspension of all classes at UST where the activities are supposed to be held.
All other events and program of activities follow as scheduled. Note that there will be a free planetarium show at the National Museum Planetarium after the lectures and public stargazing (free) after the scheduled activities at Mind Museum.
January 18 - PAS Monthly Meeting
JANUARY 2014 PAS MONTHLY MEETING
WHEN - Saturday January 18 (1:30-5pm)
WHERE - National Museum Planetarium
WHAT - Program of Activities
1:30-2:00 - Registration (FREE)
2:00-2:15 - Opening Prayer and National Anthem
2:15-2:30 - Welcome Address By Bel Pabunan
2:30-2:35 - Introduction of Guest Speaker
2:35-3:30 - Lecture "Beyond Space and Time"
3:30-4:00 - Planetarium Show (FREE)
4:00-4:30 - Open Forum
4:30-5:00 - NAW Overview
THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE COME WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND GUESTS. YOU ARE ALL WELCOME!!
December 14-15 (3:00 pm Dec 14 to 5:00 am Dec 15) - December Monthly Meeting, Geminid Meteor Shower Observation, Christmas Party. See Home Page for specific venues of each activity.
December 10-11 - PAS under the sponsorship of the Department of Tourism will held its Lecture/seminar Series 2 entitled "Integrating the Science of Astronomy in Risk Reduction and Management" at Quest Hotel, Cebu City.
November 24 - PAS Board of Directors will have a meeting and dinner with PAS Founder California State Senator Phillip Wyman at the Manila Planetarium.
1-4 pm - PAS PNUAS November Meeting, HRD Auditorium, PNU, Manila. Lecture: Stellar Mystery - Are Stars Born or Made
9pm- 6 am Nov 17 - Comet Ison/Leonid meteor Shower Observation at Manila Observatory Roofdeck, Ateneo de Manila University
October 19 - October Monthly Meeting at Manila Observatory 9-12 noon
September 19 - Everyone is invited to a Full-Moon Party and Dinner by the Bay at Sofitel Hotel. Food and drinks are all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink at 1,750p.
September 21, 2013 Monthly Meeting
Venue: Conference Room, Manila Observatory
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Registration
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Lecture 1: "The Curious Case of Newton’s Law of Motion"
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Lecture 2: Meteorites, the key to the origins of the solar system"
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Socialization
September 27 - World Tourism Day Celebration at Melchor Hall Theater, Asian Institute of Tourism, UP Diliman from 4-7 pm. Stargazing follows at 7:30-9:00 pm.
Record of Past Stargazing Events
January 25 - UE Caloocan
February 4 - UST, Mobile planetarium show and lecture
February 8 - Colegio de San Agustin, Binan, Laguna
February 8 - St. Mary's Academy, Pasay
February 8 - LEAPS stargazing
February 11 - Children of Joy Foundation
February 15 - Paco Catholic School
February 16 - NAW opening
February 19 - Paco Catholic School
February 20 - NAW Lecture Series
February 21 - FEU-EAC
February 22 - International Beacon School
February 23 - NAW closing
March 1 - St. Paul College, Pasig astrocamp
March 9-10 - Deep-sky observation at Tanay, Rizal
March 23 - Earth Hour Observation, Mind Museum
April 25-28 - AstroPilgrimage to Tuguegarao
May 26 - International Beacon School
August 10-11 Perseid Meteor Shower Observation, MO Roofdeck, Ateneo de Manila U
The election for the 2013-2015 PAS Board of Directors was held last August 24, 2013 at the Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
Eleven candidates were elected as Board of Directors; and the first board meeting last August 31 had the following elected as the new PAS officers:
Chairman Camilo Dacanay
President Josuel Racca
Vice-President Jennifer Gutierrez
Secretary Margie Parinas
Treasurer Ian Mark Allas
Auditor Francis Irlandez
PRO Shachez Sun
Appointed Committee Heads
Education Ian Mark Allas
Observation Leo Manosca
Instrumentation Edward Von Delelis
Membership Shachez Sun
Way and Means Jenny Gutierrez
Publication Victoria Evarretta
Events Hernan Dizon
Website Victoria Evarretta
InfoTech KItz Irlandez
For their relentless efforts and unquestionable dedication to help the society in fulfilling its vision and mission, the Board of Directors unanimously agreed and resolved the appointment of the following as Board of Directors Emeritus:
The first planning session of the new PAS set of officers will be on Saturday September 7 at 6:00 pm to be held at the PAS office, 5th Flr, Semicon Bldg, Pasig City.
A BIG WELCOME TO ALL NEW MEMBERS!!!
Cez Mariela Teresa
Khryss Ernest Pude
Maria Nelfa Bermudez
Mark Harris Jamilan
RS Wilson Constantino
Jenny Lyn Delelis
Carlithflor Dar Juan
Dr. Clea Serrano
FROM MICHAEL FIDLER (firstname.lastname@example.org). There are two very good free astronomy programs that are really great for observing deep sky object and planets. Real time GUI (RTGUI) is a great interface that gives postions of objects in real time. It has a Best of the Sky button that brings up what is easily observed at the current time and location, plus Alt/Azm directions along with goto scope connections. Here is the link: http://www.rtgui.com/
This program interfaces with SkyChart / Cartes du Ciel, a detailed star charting program. You can just push the button on the RTGUI program and it will link to Sky Charts to display it. Link: http://www.ap-i.net/skychart/
Both can be used with just binoculars or a small scope and also gives the best double stars to view. Enjoy!
Check out www.stellarium.org. Used in planetarium projectors, Stellarium is a free open-source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
Just set your coordinates and go.
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