Tuesday, March 23, 2010

4th ISAN & 1st Sun Earth Day 2010 - Philippines

4th ISAN in the Philippines was held at the Astrocamp Observatory in SMBY Park SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City last March 20, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm.
Michael Cruspero giving free public viewing of Moon, Mars and Saturn at Astrocamp Observatory SMBY Park, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines on March 20, 2010.
Victor Espartero giving free views of the Sun and solar prominences through a hydrogen-alpha filtered telescope at Bagong Nayon II National High School in Antipolo Rizal province Philippines in the afternoon of March 20, 2010.
Bernardo Esporlas and Dr Armando Lee lecturing to some 700+ high school students of Bagong Nayon II Natl High School in Antipolo, Rizal province Philippines on March 20, 2010 (evening). Telescope viewing of planets Venus, Mars, ans Saturn were also done using a dozen telescopes of different sorts.


4th ISAN in the PHILIPPINES! One great free public viewing (300 participants) at Astrocamp Observatory in SMBY Park SM MOA Pasay Metro Manila and one big astrocamping event (same night). Amateur astronomer Michael Cruspero facilitated the free public viewing session at Astrocamp SMBY Park that evening.

The SUN EARTH DAY done earlier in the afternoon (same day, Saturday March 20 but different site)at Bagong Nayon II Natl High School was participated by 60 students but the evening astrocamping was participated by 700+ students! The Sun was viewed (for free) by 60 participants (high school students)using a PST telescope set up by Dr Armando Lee and Victor Espartero.

The astrocamping done that night was organized and set up by school officials and Dr Armando Lee, Mr Bernardo Esporlas and their associates of Astrocamp Educational Tours. Lectures, film showing, singing and dancing were added to the telescope viewing sessions which made the event highly appealing to the high school students!