Follow our Pet Rooster on Instagram

In April 2018, we’ve rescued a chick that was abandoned by his parents. We raised him as our pet, and now he’s one year old! We’ve created an Instagram account for our pet rooster Chocobo. Follow him on his adventures at:

https://www.instagram.com/chocobo_roo/

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Related Link: Meet our Rooster Pet Chocobo

Night Sky in Focus
Astronomy and Amateur Radio (and Roosters, too!)
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Apollo 11 Command Module

We’ve visited the Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City. The museum features a comprehensive history of the various aircraft and aircraft-related artifacts of the Philippine Air Force, as well as an outdoor exhibit of actual decommissioned aircraft. We were surprised to see a full-size model of the Apollo 11 Command Module in the museum.

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A scale model of the Apollo 11 Command Module (CM)

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Electronics-related Projects

Electronics is also part of my hobby. This is what I spend my spare time with during cloudy nights. Since September 2016, I have been busy building an autonomous robot. I’ll be creating a page about it soon and document my progress.

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Autonomous robot powered by an Arduino

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Filipino NASA Engineer talks about the Mars Rover

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Filipino-American NASA JPL Engineer Gregorio Villar III (center) with members of the University of the Philippines Astronomical Society (UP Astrosoc). Photo Credit: UP EEEI

Filipino-American NASA JPL Engineer Gregorio Villar III discussed about the development and the daily operations of the Curiosity rover in his talk Moving the Joystick: What it Really Takes to Operate a Rover on Mars on August 11, 2016, at the National Institute of Physics in UP Diliman, an  event organized by the UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP EEEI) and the Philippine Microsatellite (PHL-Microsat) Program.

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Astrophoto Exhibit of UP Astronomical Society

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Astrophotography exhibit at the National Institute of Physics in UP Diliman on February 17-20, 2015, as part of the 2015 National Astronomy Week (NAW) celebration of the UP Astronomical Society. The exhibit featured photos taken by members of the organization. Three of my astronomy photos (Orion Nebula, Venus Transit, and an eclipse photo) were included in the exhibit. The Philippines celebrates NAW every third week of February each year.

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Interview with GMA 7 ‘AHA!’

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TV interview on astrophotography aired on March 2, 2014

I had an interview with GMA 7 on imaging planets, galaxies, and nebula using a telescope, as part of a feature on various types of photography. The segment was aired last March 2, 2014, at AHA!, a science and technology program hosted by Drew Arellano.

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Astrophoto Exhibit at the Nido Science Discovery Center

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Astrophotography Exhibit at the Nido Science Discovery Center at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, as part of the 2012 National Astronomy Week celebration. The exhibit featured photos taken by members of the Philippine Astronomical Society. My photo of M42 was placed at the bottom row, second from left. Photo Credit: Nico Mendoza

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A Visit to John Nassr’s Observatory

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A visit to John Nassr’s 16-inch telescope at his Stardust Observatory in Baguio! Sir John is a world-famous astrophotographer and his home-built telescope N16 shown here is the country’s most advanced and most powerful imaging setup. (From left to right: Anthony Urbano, Cristina Flores, and John Nassr) December 2012

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