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Jun 05

Sining ng Langit 2019

As a promotion of the Arts and Culture Program of the Astronomers Without Borders, the Astronomy PH e-zine includes a feature called Sining ng Langit (Art of the Heavens) during its second quarter issue. The feature highlights various artists who share their unique expressions of art and astronomy in the Philippines. This also aims to highlight the AstroArts and AstroPoetry during the Global Astronomy Month, and the Buwan ng Panitikan (National Poetry Month). For this year's Sining ng Langit we feature artists Natasha Sarmiento, Roselle Suyat, Rheanne Odessa, and award-winning solar pyrographer Jordan Mang-osan. Rheanne Odessa uses her digital doodles... Read More...

Feb 26

Preserving Our Night Skies

On February 24, the University of the Philippines Astronomical Society conducted their Astronomy Convention at the Palma Hall of the University of the Philippines. The convention was targeted for HS students and their teachers. Topics that were discussed included theoretical astronomy, observational astronomy, data science in astronomy, and space technology. For the observational astronomy side, AWB National Coordinator for the Philippines discussed about light pollution and the value of dark sites for astronomical observations. The different aspects of light pollution (glare, sky glow, light trespass, clutter) were elaborated, and effects on ecology, energy waste, and human health were also identified.... Read More...

Apr 10

GAM2017 – Philippines; the First Week

The Global Astronomy Month celebration began on Saturday April 1, 2017 with the Global Star Party as its first event. The Filipino Astronomy community is very active in astronomy outreach so for the entire week the free telescope viewing events are very dominant. There were three free telescope viewing event setups reported for the first day. The first two were by the Manila Street Astronomers (MSA), and the other was by the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP). The MSA setup at streets of Barangay Platero, Biñan, Laguna for some sidewalk astronomy; and at Pintoresco, Alfonso, Cavite for STEM teachers... Read More...

Dec 01

Astronomy for the Filipino Youth

Astronomy compels us to look up to the skies, to wonder and to discover. The youth of today's generation will belong to the space generation; and last November 29, the Manila Street Astronomers decided to promote that fact to the grade 10 students of Quezon City Science High School. The group was invited to speak during the school's career orientation in order to inspire them to take interest in other subject fields such as astronomy and space sciences. Astronomy is relatively new in the Philippines with only two universities offering a degree program. Because of this I decided to give... Read More...