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Upcoming PAS Events


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

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


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.

For those joining the PAS Monthly Meeting on March 22 at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, please note that the meeting will be held at the Main Campus, East Wing, Room 601. In going there, take any bus or jeep to Old Sta Mesa St and walk two blocks down passing by Albina and Teresa Sts.

Events Chairman Hernan Dizon suggests that those going have lunch together with Hernan (KKB) at Jollibee, Old Sta Mesa St. at 11:30 AM, then we all walk to PUP AT 12:30 after lunch, visit the historical Mabini Shrine, and then proceed to Rm 601.

Please contact Hernan at 09184638951 to pre-register with him on or before March 20 so he can give the list of attendees to the PUP guard. Walk-ins are also welcome, but you have to go through the Visitors Lounge Guard if you name is not included in the PAS List of attendees.

Note that this meeting is open to the public. You are welcome to bring your guests and friends.

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



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
                          Francis Irlandez
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:

John Nassr
Maximo Sacro
Edmund Rosales
Ronald Tanco

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.


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FROM MICHAEL FIDLER ( 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:

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!


Check out 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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