April 1, 2017 ALP GAM Global
Star Party Report
Images by James Kevin Ty , Christopher Louie Lu and Jerry Chua
Last April 1,
Astronomical League of the Philippines held its first of
the 4 events planned for Global Astronomy Month this
April. The April 1 event is Global Star Party and this
is staged simultaneously with other astro organizations
around the world to promote astronomy awareness. Members
who were present were ALP President James Kevin Ty and
son Kendrick Cole KC Ty ; Secretary Christopher Louie
Lu, wife Karren and daughter Frances Lu; ALP directors
Peter Benedict Tubalinal, Justine Garcia and Iah Serna ;
Chris Benedict Solis, Robert Gascon and Marlon Cartel.
James brought along his Canon
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens mounted on Celestron
Nexstar mount ; Christopher with his Celestron
Powerseeker 80mm f.11 refractor on EQ2 mount ; Peter
with his 114mm f/9 Newtonian reflector on EQ1 mount.
The event started at around 7:30pm
but clouds were relentless that evening so they were
only able to show some people good views of the Waxing
Crescent Moon and bright stars Aldebaran and Sirius. Around
people get to view through the telescopes. They
concluded the event at around 9:30pm and proceeded to
ALP member Per Edman's residence to celebrate his 50th
birthday with him.
The next GAM event will be held on
April 8, 2017 for GAM Moon and Jupiter Watch at SM Mall
of Asia By the Bay from 7:00pm-10:00pm. See you there !