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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.

1. Download Membership form from Members Page at

2. Email your filled-out form with your ID photo to

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

4. Email your scanned deposit slip, filled-out membership form, and ID photo to



PAS Members are given a 10% discount from purchases of Celestron telescopes and accessories at Cutting Edge stores, valid from June 15, 2015 to June 30, 2016. PAS Members must present their Membership avail of this.(Please take note of Cutting Edge stores' locations and phone numbers.)

Upcoming PAS Events


Dec. 11-13   -  PAS 3d2n Trip to Ilocos, Geminid Meteor Shower Observation, Christmas Party

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

Jul. 17          -  Meeting, PAS 44th Anniversary celebration at Pasig Rainforest Park

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  -


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.


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. 

2014                                                                                                                                          December 13-14  Joint Christmas Party of PAS, LEAPS, and SMPP and Geminid Meteor Shower Observation. Christmas Party Program starts at 2 PM at Escaler Hall, Ateneo de Manila U; Dinner at 7 PM at SEC B and SEC Foyer; 8 PM - Geminid s Observation at the Manila Observatory roofdeck.                                                                                                                               December 3  EVENT INVITATION from RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network for the screening event of the new series, EXTANT, at Power Plant Cinema 5, Rockwell at 7 PM. EXTANT is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television
November 26  PAS Lecture Forum "The Fundamental Nature of the Universe" from 1pm to 4pm at the MB Auditorium, Philippine Normal University  together with The PNU-Astronomical Society (PNU-AS) and the Society for the Advancement of Physics Education (SAPE). Engr. Camilo Dacanay will talk on "Unlocking the Beginning: A Universe from Nothing" while Ms. Uzziel Perez will talk about "Symmetry Breaking and Making of the Universe".
November 7   PAS lecture and stargazing at Sagada, Mt. Province.                                              October 25  PAS educational trip to the National Museum and the National Museum Planetarium.
October 18  Orionid Meteor Shower Observation at the Manila Observatory roofdeck from 8pm to 6am October 19.
October 8  Total Lunar Eclipse Observation at PAGASA Observatory Roofdeck from 6 pm.
October 4  Monthly Meeting from 2 pm to 5 pm at Polytechnic University of Phlippines, Claro M. Recto Hall, South Wing 6th Floor, Main Campus Building, Teresa St., Sta Mesa, Manila. Registration deadline September 30
September 27   Monthly lecture Saturday from 2 pm to 5pm at Simulation Room, 3rd Floor Main Building, Pamantasa Lungsod ng Valenzuela, Poblacion 2 Street, Malinta, Valenzuela City, Metro Manila. Registration deadline September 22.                                                                                       September 20  PAS BOD Meeting with De La Salle U Physics Department at 3pm at SJ 406, DLSU, Taft. September 18 PAS Lecture Forum at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela Science Month. September 14 Mooncake Festival at PAS Office. Semicon Building, Pasig City. Open Invitation.
September 7 PAS at Sofitel Luxury Hotel Manila (by invitation only)
September 5-6    PAS had an exhibit, tended by Adrian Saldana and Hernan Dizon, at the New Era University Science Fair on the University's invitation.                                                                       August 30 August Monthly Meeting at Science Interactive Center-Quezon City Division Office, Quezon City.
August 15
PAS attended the grand opening of the Exploreum. Located at SM Mall of Asia. The Exploreum launched their newly rolled out exhibits. Click on the image to visit their website.

July 26

  • "Barkadahan sa Kalawakan" 7 am-10 am at UP Diliman. Assembly is at 6:30 AM at Palma Hall. A WBCP-guided birding tour for PASers and guests.
  • "PAS BOD Election" in the afternoon. Venue will be at the PAS Ofiice 7th Floor, Semicon Building, Brgy. dela Paz, Pasig City.                                                                                         

June 28 June Monthly Meeting.

In Coordination With the Physics Dept., College of Science, Adamson U

When : June 28, 2014
3rd Flr., OZ Bldg.,
Adamson University
900 San Marcelino
Time : 1:30 - 5:00 PM
1:30 – 2:00 Registration/SOLAR VIEWING
2:00 – 2:05 Opening Prayers
2:05 – 2:10 National Anthem
2:10 – 2:20 Welcome Address (c/o Adamson U)
2:20 – 2:25 Intro of 1st Speaker
2:25 – 3:15 Lecture (Practical Astronomy)
3:15 – 3:30 Open Forum
3:30 – 3:35 Intro of 2nd Speaker
3:35 – 4:15 Lecture (Astrophysics/Cosmology)
4:15 – 4:30 Open Forum
4:30 – 5:00 Announcement: Celestial Events
PAS 2014 Election of Officers
Qualifications for New Members

May 25-26 ECO-GUIDING SEMINAR, Sta. Juliana, Capas, Tarlac

in collaboration with the Department of Tourism. Lecture: “Understanding the Ecosystem Through the Science of Astronomy and Geophysics” by Camilo G. Dacanay


in collaboration with Nikki Coseteng Educational Resources and Interactive Services Inc.
The seminar is to be conducted together with Galileo Training Program (GTTP) for Teachers of International Astronomical Union (IAU) and Philippine Space Science Education Program (PASSEP) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Lecture: “Understanding Cosmic Extremes, Geologic Activities, and Climate Change” by Camilo G. Dacanay


In collaboration with Focus Global Inc. Clark Field, Pampanga.
Facilitators - Hernan Dizon and Kits Irlandez

May 10-11 - Overnight Out-of-Town Stargazing. Big Handy's Ground, Sitio Tablon, Brgy Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal. See Home Page for details.

April 10-11 - BOD Planning Session at Subic, Pampanga.


March 17-21
- FEU-EAC Physics Week. Engr. Camilo Dacanay will lecture on "Life in the Universe As We Know It" on March 20 at 3:00-4:30 pm at their Auditorium.

PAS CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM (in collaboration with DOT; Engr. Camilo Dacanay lecturer)

March 21-25 - Lecture on "Integrating the Science of Astronomy in Risk Reduction and Management (Part 1) at Lake Caliraya Country Club.

March 31-April 4
- Lecture on "Integrating the Science of Astronomy in Risk Reduction and Management (Part 2). DOT Office, Lumbang, Laguna.

March 22 - PAS Monthly Meeting at Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, Manila.

March 20 - PAS Campus Tour FEU Auditorium.

February 15-22 - National Astronomy Week (for venues see NAW 2014 page)

January 18 - 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



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.

November 16

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


Upcoming Sky Events

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Membership 2013


  1. Albano, Maria Kristina A.
  2. Anzano, Ruth B.
  3. Austria, Marian May
  4. Aves, Ron
  5. Azucena, Edna
  6. Ballares, Lea Danica
  7. Bernardino, Maria Perpetua
  8. Bolingot, Harold Jay M.
  9. Bongalosa, Rhissan L.
  10. Botio, Shinette Grace
  11. Buyan, Criselda M.
  12. Caballa, Kevin
  13. Carbonel, John
  14. Denoyo, Aleo
  15. Estralla, Fatima
  16. Eugenio, Rossano
  17. Gimpisao, Lara Camille
  18. Jr., Maximo Sacro
  19. Maaliw, Joy Rivera
  20. Magadia, Martin
  21. Maliban, Irah Jane
  22. Mateo, Ma Minerva B.
  23. Mayor, Joan
  24. Miniano, Daisy A.
  25. Panga, Sofia
  26. Pude, Khryss Ernest
  27. Rimando, Jeremy
  28. Rosales, Erika Christine A.
  29. Roxas, Milicent Daphnie A.
  30. Roxas, Rowil F.
  31. Serrano, Clea Mamaril
  32. Tapia, Cherry M.
  33. Traboc, Cristina
  34. Vergara, Maria Nenita
  35. Verzosa, Cez Mariela Teresa
  36. Wyson, Adjale
  37. Wyson, John Daryl





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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:

Both can be used with just binoculars or a small scope and also gives the best double stars to view. Enjoy!


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