The PAGASA Astronomical Observatory in UP Diliman houses the county’s largest and most powerful telescope.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) will hold its first 1st astrophotography contest on February 18-23, 2013, as part of the 2013 National Astronomy Week celebration with the theme Solar Max 2013: Discovering the Sun’s Awakening Power. The contest is open to students in the elementary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Details regarding the contest mechanics may be found here. Good luck to all astro-enthusiast joining this activity!

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)