Last October 21, 2023 Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) in partnership with Cutting Edge celebrated International Observe the Moon Night 2023 (InOMN) at the 4th floor Garden Roofdeck of Ayala Trinoma . Members who were present are President James Kevin Ty, director Peter Benedict Tubalinal and Dennis Marquez. Cutting Edge provided 3 telescope to host the event using Celestron Powerseeker 114EQ, Astromaster 114EQ and Powerseeker 60AZ.
Event started with Mam Viyow Ignacio of Cutting Edge introducing members of ALP as well as Peter Benedict Tubalinal as this evening lecturer on What’s up in the Sky as well as Basic Telescope Use.
Initially the weather was not looking good as thick clouds covered the entire sky but luckily at around 7pm, the Moon slowly showed itself to the delight of crowd! They also got souvenir images of the Moon taken using the 3 telescopes. Later in the evening, planet Saturn and Jupiter were also visible.
More than 200 people were able to view the Moon as well as planets Saturn and Jupiter. The event ended at 9pm with traditional group shot.
There will be another Free Telescope Viewing event next Saturday October 28 also at Trinoma Garden roofdeck. See you there!