Astronomy enthusiasts discuss line-up of events prepared by various astronomical organizations this coming National Astronomy Week, which will be celebrated on February 17-21, 2014. They also shared valuable insights on how to get started with amateur astronomy and a discussion on how to construct an improvised constellation projector using a flashlight, some strips of paper, pins, and tape. From left to right, Ehmir Cristobal, Kristine Atienza, Anthony Urbano, James Ty, and Josuel Racca. Photo Credit: Lolita Mondigo
Go Teacher Go is a teacher-on-the-air program of the UP NISMED intended for math and science teachers, broadcasted through the official radio station of the University of the Philippines, DZUP 1602 kHz in the AM band. In this particular episode aired on February 6, 2014, local astronomy enthusiasts and science educators from UP NISMED talked about the line-up of events prepared by various astronomical organizations for the upcoming National Astronomy Week (NAW), which we will celebrate on February 17-22, 2014. The discussion revolved around the topic constellations, which is intended primarily for Grade 9 students. There was also a sharing of some valuable insights on how to get started with amateur astronomy and most importantly, a discussion on how to construct an improvised constellation projector using a flashlight, some strips of paper, pins, and tape, which teachers may use in bringing the ‘constellations’ into their classrooms.
An improvised projector displaying a popular constellation visible in the northern hemisphere. Can you identify what it is?
Ms. Lolita M. Mondigo of the UP NISMED Audiovisual Group, an accredited announcer of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), hosted the program.
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