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.
HOW TO BECOME A PAS MEMBER
1. Fill out the Membership Form (see below). (Please print or type your info as your handwritings are hard to read and can cause misspellings of names and inaccuracies of information.) Attach your ID photo on the Form.
2. Deposit or transfer online your membership fee to PAS BPI 3081111722. Annual fee renewable every year.
a. Students - 300p
b. Adults - 500p
c. Lifetime - 3000p
d. Institutional - 3000p (good for 10 members)
3. Email your membership form, deposit slip or online transfer record, and separate clear ID photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANKS MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST IN JOINING THE PHILIPPINE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY!
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.
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.