For those who want to join the Society, please download the Membership Form below. Fill up the form and submit same with your ID picture and corresponding membership fee to any PAS officer listed at . Or you may submit the Form/ID/fee to Hernan Dizon during our monthly meetings.
The Membership Handbook is for you.
PAS stars Allen Yu and Sally Abella did in a spectacular show at Basilica de San Sebastian last Nov 20. Congratulations, Allen and Sally!
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.
Meet our new member, Henry So. Not quite new, actually, because he has been a PASer longer than anyone of us. He's one of the veteran PASers of all time.
Single and unattached. A businessman. A nature lover. A member of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines. A lover of astronomy and marine wildlife. Into astrophotography as well and owns a Televue Killer William optics 80-mm apochromatic refractor.A big welcome, Henry! Thank you for being with us again.
(As of September 24, 2011)
Meet our new member Ian Carlo Jaucian, a professional visual artist who paints and sculpts and is a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate cum laude from the University of the Philippines. He has been an exhibitions coordinator of the Ateneo Art Gallery for over two years and has had an exhibition of his artworks at the Cultural Center last year.Believing in the unification of science and art, his artworks' inspiration is drawn from theoretical physics and astronomy derived from documentaries and pop science books. He is a cat person and believes that man's best inventions are math, the wheel, and Sony PSP.
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!!!