As part of their annual Physics Week, the Ateneo League of Physicists hosted a stargazing activity facilitated by the Philippine Astronomical Society (PAS). Participants attended a lecture by Engr. Camilo Dacanay, and were treated with telescopic views of the moon, the planets Venus, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn, and some star-hopping with the constellations facilitated by Engr. Ronald Tanco, and Anthony Urbano.
A short astrophotography session was also conducted later in the night where participants were given the chance to take some souvenir photos of the moon, the planet Saturn, and the Orion Nebula using their own cameras (and even cell phones) mounted on to the telescopes.
There were also 5 meteors observed coming from the constellation Leo, 2 of which are fireballs. Such a fun experience to stargaze with LEAPs!
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