Stargazing with Nest School for Whole Child Development

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Stargazing with Nest School for Whole Child Development

Last week, I was invited by the Nest School for Whole Child Development to give a short lecture on the topic Astrophotography as part of their overnight stargazing at the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory. PAGASA astronomer Nico Mendoza and a fellow UP AstroSoc associate member Sha Estrella also gave a series of lectures on various topics related to astronomy. It was an overnight stargazing activity, thus, the students and the teachers were able to view two planets visible on that night: Jupiter and Saturn, through the country’s largest telescope!

Astronomical observations are geared towards sharing astronomy with the general public. It is free and is open to everyone! Take a look at our previous observations. You may join scheduled observations, or you may even request one for your school! Send me a note at eteny@nightskyinfocus.com.

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

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Stargazing at the PAGASA Observatory

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At the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory in UP Diliman, February 08, 2013

Last night, me and my colleagues had an opportunity to visit the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory in UP Diliman. PAGASA astronomer Nico Mendoza was more than happy to let us have a glimpse of the heavens through the country’s largest telescope. We saw the planet Jupiter and its clouds, along with its 4 moons :)

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

Stargazing with UP AstroSoc

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Stargazing session with members and aspiring applicants of the University of the Philippines Astronomical Society at the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory in UP Diliman

Last night’s stargazing activity highlights the Astro-Imaging Group’s first imaging session for 2013, and the field observation and hands-on astrophotography work of aspiring applicants of the organization. Since 2005, the Astro-Imaging Group (AIG) has served as the group behind every featured astronomy photo produced by the organization. For previous observations, click here.

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

PAGASA’s 1st Astrophotography Contest

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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)

Observing Albireo September 18, 2012

From left to right: Peter Singer Jr., Precious Prestosa, Miguel Yee Bacaoco, Juan Carlos Isaac Caldo, Jade Espinar, Jodevic Philipp Saavedra Perez, and Bernadette Joy Detera. Image taken at around 11 pm at the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory in UP Diliman. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano

UP AstroSoc members demonstrate to the aspiring applicants of the organization how to assemble and point a telescope to Albireo, a double star in the constellation Cygnus, in preparation for their telescope practical exam. Knowing how to operate a telescope is a key requirement in joining the UP AstroSoc.

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

MSU-Marawi Astro Club visits PAGASA Observatory

A visit to the country’s largest telescope with members of the MSU-Marawi Astronomy Club, UP Astronomical Society, RTU Astronomy Society, and the Philippine Astronomical Society on September 14, 2012. Special thanks to Nico Mendoza of the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory for accommodating us.

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)