Do you want to be a member of the Philippine Astronomical Society? It's easy - our only requirement is your interest in Astronomy. Correct! No written exams. No required proficiency in handling a telescope or in naming the constellations. No need to even own a telescope. We just need your interest in astronomy, and you will learn from the organization the how-tos and all other astronomy info. You bond with all other members with like minds and interests.
For those who want to become a PAS member, here's how:
1. Download the membership Form below.
2. Fill this out.
3. Email filled-out form to firstname.lastname@example.org; cc: Hernan Dizon at email@example.com.
4. Deposit your initial 500p annual membership fee to PAS BPI account 3081111722.
5. Please email your scanned deposit slip to firstname.lastname@example.org
THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST IN JOINING THE PHILIPPINE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY!!!
IMPORTANT MEMBER DOCUMENTS
MEET SOME PAS OUTSTANDING MEMBERS
You must have seen his impressive collection of rockets and spaceship models that Adrian himself constructed and donated to the Philippine Astronomical Society during the past two National Astronomy Week celebrations.
Yes, he patiently made these himself - such singular devotion to astronomy and unequalled/unmatched skill and inborn talent in making these models. The purpose is for this collection to be exhibited during the Science Week on request of colleges and high schools and to be displayed during the NAW celebrations. In fact, these were the prime focus during the NAW 2014; and all contests-participating students and their coaches and parents gravitated to these exhibits.
Currently, his works are displayed at the PAS Office at Semicon Bldg. in Pasig, Rizal.
Adrian Saldana, 21 years old, is an AB Multimedia Arts student at the Lyceum of the Philippines and is an avid cosplayer and scale modeller.
He has a keen interest in astronomy, but this has grown even further when he assembled a 1:24 scale model of the Voyager Interplanetary Space Probe. Since then, he has been assembling paper models of space observatories and interplanetary probes for use by PAS and its outreach programs.
Aside from doing scale models, Adrian greatly enjoys cosplaying and attends cosplay conventions and photoshootsduring his free time.
Have you heard him lecture? Wow! His lectures and his manner of lecturing are captivating and surely get the audience spellbound!
But not only that. Pecier has that wide, friendly smile for everyone. He's very warm and unassuming and is easy to approach to.
Engr. Camilo Dacanay (PAS Board Chairman) said, "He's an important and big asset to PAS. His steaming effort and knowledge is an assurance to an evolving organization like PAS that aims at propelling a high level of quality knowledge in Astronomy and Astrophysics Education."
Now working at Mind Museum as Science educational Officer, Pecier is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Physics at University of the Philippines in Diliman and is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Physics at same university.
In the astro community, who doesn't know Jun Sacro?
He is one of the veteran PASers who has anchored the solid foundations of the Philippine Astronomical Society by serving for decades as an officer and one of its Board Directors. He is also a Padre Faura awardee - the highest award given to PASers or non-PASers with outstanding achievements in Philippine astronomy.
Not only that, his career as the Curator of the Manila Planetarium (now National Museum Planetarium) from January 1975 to December 2003 is a virtual legacy to his contributions in astronomy. Note that in the Planetarium's history, Jun Sacro has the distinction of actually serving as its first curator.
A BSBA major in Management graduate from the University of the East, he had numerous trainings and attended various seminars in his career; but the most important ones are the Lunar Sample Education Project held at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland way back in 1978 and the Planetarium Projector Maintenance held at Tokyo, Japan in 1977 sponsored by Goto Manufacturing Co.Jun Sacro (or better yet, Maximo Sacro, Jr) hails from Cotobato but now lives in Culiat, Quezon City with his wife and two daughters. He.is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oriental Mindoro Academy.
The Gallia Occultation members know by all stars our heavy-duty new member Anthony Guiller Urbano who's a one-time President (Overall Coordinator) of the UP Astronomical Society (Diliman). He was a team leader in that Gallia project.
As a new PAS member, he brings with him his passion and dedication for astroimaging and instrumentation. Eteny (as he is fondly called) is a John Nassr Jr. in the making! He graduated with an Education degree (Physical Sciences) at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.
A big welcome to you, Eteny!!
If you haven't met him around yet, he is Kevin Caballa. An Ateneo Physics student on his second year and thus a member of the League of Ateneo Physicists. He actually emceed the 2010 NAW Astro Quiz. You won't miss his striking good looks among the crowd. A late welcome, Kevin.
Dennis Greene - a New Yorker who's now roving all over the Philippines in connection with his job.
Margie Parinas - Cainta, Rizal; graduate student at the University of the Philippines, Diliman taking her MS in Geomatic Engineering. Has a BS in Applied Physics.
REACTIVATED OLDTIMER PASER
Edwin Gatia (a native of Bacolod City) is an author, researcher and retired DOT-Accredited professional Mountain Guide, now a resident of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA.
WELCOME BACK TO PAS, EDWIN!!!