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February 14-21 - National Astronomy Week. Opening activities/competitions at Oz Bldg, Adamson University, San Marcelino St., Manila. See NAW Poster at Home page and at NAW 2015 page.
January 31 PAS observed the five visible planets - Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Comet Lovejoy at Manila Observatory roofdeck, Ateneo de Manila Univ, Loyola Heights, QC. Overnight observation will start at 6pm January 31Saturday to 5am Sunday February 1. Comet Lovejoy viewing will be once in a lifetime because it will be seen again on Earth after 8000 years.
January 24 - PAS Monthly Meeting at De La Salle University, Taft from 1:30 to 5:00pm held at St. Joseph Building, 5th Flr.
April 24-26 Trip to White Beach, Puerto Galera. Details to follow.
December 13-14 Joint Christmas Party of PAS, LEAPS, and SMPP and Geminid Meteor Shower Observation. Christmas Party Program starts at 2 PM at Escaler Hall, Ateneo de Manila U; Dinner at 7 PM at SEC B and SEC Foyer; 8 PM - Geminid s Observation at the Manila Observatory roofdeck.
December 3 EVENT INVITATION from RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network for the screening event of the new series, EXTANT, at Power Plant Cinema 5, Rockwell at 7 PM. EXTANT is a co-production of CBS Television Studios and Amblin Television
November 26 PAS Lecture Forum "The Fundamental Nature of the Universe" from 1pm to 4pm at the MB Auditorium, Philippine Normal University together with The PNU-Astronomical Society (PNU-AS) and the Society for the Advancement of Physics Education (SAPE). Engr. Camilo Dacanay will talk on "Unlocking the Beginning: A Universe from Nothing" while Ms. Uzziel Perez will talk about "Symmetry Breaking and Making of the Universe".
November 7 PAS lecture and stargazing at Sagada, Mt. Province.
October 25 PAS educational trip to the National Museum and the National Museum Planetarium.
October 18 Orionid Meteor Shower Observation at the Manila Observatory roofdeck from 8pm to 6am October 19.
October 8 Total Lunar Eclipse Observation at PAGASA Observatory Roofdeck from 6 pm.
October 4 Monthly Meeting from 2 pm to 5 pm at Polytechnic University of Phlippines, Claro M. Recto Hall, South Wing 6th Floor, Main Campus Building, Teresa St., Sta Mesa, Manila. Registration deadline September 30
September 27 Monthly lecture Saturday from 2 pm to 5pm at Simulation Room, 3rd Floor Main Building, Pamantasa Lungsod ng Valenzuela, Poblacion 2 Street, Malinta, Valenzuela City, Metro Manila. Registration deadline September 22.
September 20 PAS BOD Meeting with De La Salle U Physics Department at 3pm at SJ 406, DLSU, Taft.
September 18 PAS Lecture Forum at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela Science Month.
September 14 Mooncake Festival at PAS Office. Semicon Building, Pasig City. Open Invitation.
September 7 PAS at Sofitel Luxury Hotel Manila (by invitation only)
September 5-6 PAS had an exhibit, tended by Adrian Saldana and Hernan Dizon, at the New Era University Science Fair on the University's invitation.
August 30 August Monthly Meeting at Science Interactive Center-Quezon City Division Office, Quezon City.
June Monthly Meeting.
PAS MONTHLY MEETING
In Coordination With the Physics Dept., College of Science, Adamson U
When : June 28, 2014
Where : PHYSICS HALL
3rd Flr., OZ Bldg.,
900 San Marcelino
Time : 1:30 - 5:00 PM
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
1:30 – 2:00 Registration/SOLAR VIEWING
2:00 – 2:05 Opening Prayers
2:05 – 2:10 National Anthem
2:10 – 2:20 Welcome Address (c/o Adamson U)
2:20 – 2:25 Intro of 1st Speaker
2:25 – 3:15 Lecture (Practical Astronomy)
3:15 – 3:30 Open Forum
3:30 – 3:35 Intro of 2nd Speaker
3:35 – 4:15 Lecture (Astrophysics/Cosmology)
4:15 – 4:30 Open Forum
4:30 – 5:00 Announcement: Celestial Events
PAS 2014 Election of Officers
Qualifications for New Members
May 10-11 - Overnight Out-of-Town Stargazing. Big Handy's Ground, Sitio Tablon, Brgy Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal. See Home Page for details.
April 10-11 - BOD Planning Session at Subic, Pampanga.
PAS SCHOOL CAMPUS TOUR
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.
February 15-22 - National Astronomy Week (for venues see NAW 2014 page)
January 18 - PAS Monthly Meeting
JANUARY 2014 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
THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE COME WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND GUESTS. YOU ARE ALL WELCOME!!
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.
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
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:
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.
The following members are requested to secure their member ID this coming monthly meeting.
A BIG WELCOME TO ALL NEW MEMBERS!!!
Cez Mariela Teresa
Khryss Ernest Pude
Maria Nelfa Bermudez
Mark Harris Jamilan
RS Wilson Constantino
Jenny Lyn Delelis
Carlithflor Dar Juan
Dr. Clea Serrano
FROM MICHAEL FIDLER (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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: http://www.rtgui.com/
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: http://www.ap-i.net/skychart/
Both can be used with just binoculars or a small scope and also gives the best double stars to view. Enjoy!
Check out www.stellarium.org. 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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