October 28, 2017 ALP International Observe The Moon Night Report
by James Kevin Ty

Last October 28, 2017 , members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) celebrated the International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) at SM By The Bay at SM Mall of Asia from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Members who attended and helped out were ALP President James Kevin Ty and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty ; Secretary Christopher Louie Lu , directors Ronald Sison with wife Adriel, sons Adrian , Aldrin Ray and daughter Aleecia Sison; Peter Benedict Tubalinal and daughter Stephanie Joy Tubalinal , Iah Serna ; Per Edman, Manuel Goseco and Benz Solis.

James brought along his Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens on Nexstar mount ; Christopher with his Celestron Powerseeker 80mm f/11 refractor on CG2 mount ; Manuel with his 12" f/5 Truss Tube Dobsonian reflector ; Per with his Orion XT6 Dobsonian reflector and  Ronald with his Celestron C90 on sturdy tripod. The event started at 7:00pm  through some passing clouds. More than 250+ people got the chance to observe our Earth's closest neighbor, the Moon through various telescopes brought along by members of ALP. We also have Singaporean amateur astronomer Remus CJ joining us at the event.  Remus is in Manila for his work related trip and dropped by to be with the group to enjoy the event before leaving for Singapore a few hours later. 

The event ended at around 10:00pm with traditional group photo taken before some of them went to Razons to have late dinner and proceeded home afterwards.

Group Shot

Wacky Shot





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