The Philippine Astronomical Society through the years has conducted free lectures, free stargazings, free out-of-town observations, free astronomy camps on invitations from schools, universities, organizations, etc. as part of the public outreach program in astronomy and astrophysics. Please check the Appulse issues for actual records of these activities. Actual listings to be detailed later and its full account can be checked in the Outreach Page.
Despite PAS' limited funds that depend entirely on the members' contribution and personal resources, PAS encourages and has managed to conduct research projects. The like Venus Transit last 2012, ISS Solar Transit 2011 and the the Gallia Occultation project 2010 which is in coordination with The NASA Johnson Center Astronomical Society and the IOTA International Timing Association through Paul Maley of NASA. Check Research Project Page for further information.
THE NATIONAL ASTRONOMY WEEK
On January 27, 1993, then President Fidel Ramos signed Presidential Proclamation 130 S declaring the third Sunday of February of every year as the National Astronomy Week.
The Proclamation states that whereas the universal appeal of Astronomy encompasses all fields of human interest and endeavor; whereas Astronomy serves as our window to the beauty and wonders of the Universe and enables us to appreciate the uniqueness and fragility of our home planet, Earth; whereas the study of Astronomy, our people, especially the youth, will gain a better understanding of their planet and thereby encourage them to participate more actively in the conservation and preservation of their environment; whereas it is fitting that public attention be focused on the significant contribution of Astronomy to the advancement of science; President Ramos declared the third week of February as the National Astronomy Week under the auspices of the Philippine Astronomical Society, Inc. and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration.
Since 1993, the Philippine Astronomical Society celebrated the National Astronomy Week with all kinds of activities that involve schools all over Manila. Please check the actual reports of every year's activities in our March Appulse issues or in the NAW Page.
PASCEP - PAS CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM
For years now, PAS has been dedicated in promoting Astronomy and Astrophysics to the Filipinos.