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The UP Astronomical Society or UP AstroSoc is a scientific, educational, non-profit, non-political, non-partisan organization dedicated in the promotion of astronomy. According to its constitution, UP Astrosoc has the following objectives: (1) to bring together individuals interested in astronomy, (2) to broaden the awareness interest, knowledge and understanding among students and the general public, (3) to contribute to the general body of knowledge of astronomy, (4) and to promote the common interest and individual development of its members. It was founded on July 30, 1991 by a handful of students with the ideals of igniting the interest of Astronomy among the UP student body and the general public. Today, after years of gazing up to the heavens, UP AstroSoc continues its foremost vision of bringing the wonders of the celestial world within people’s reach. It resides in the old planetarium of the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory in the UP Diliman campus.

UP AstroSoc is comprised of members with diverse backgrounds from different colleges in the university. Aside from the usual social activities of a collegiate organization, UP AstroSoc partakes in several Astronomy-inclined activities throughout the academic year. Among these are Astronomy classes, observation assemblies, and public Astronomy lectures and forums. The organization also conducts Astronomy learning sessions and camps to requesting parties outside the UP community, furthering its cause of spreading Astronomy.

==Officers (AY 2018-2019)==

Over-all Coordinator: Kenneth Bailador
Executive Secretary: Jessel Babe Capin
Education and Research Cluster Coordinator: Crizzia Mielle de Castro
External Affairs Cluster Coordinator: Jacob Gomez
Finance Cluster Coordinator: Kaylene Ann Cachila
Observation and Instrumentation Cluster Coordinator: Lawrence Jay Magsayo
Resource Cluster Coordinator: Allison Gomez

==Members==

Regular Members as of Midyear 2018

Education and Research Cluster
Aaron Joshua Pontillas
Margarette Rosario
Miguel Luis Valenzuela


External Affairs Cluster
Anthony Karl Alipit
Rheanne Odessa Jimeno
Gwen Tapo


Finance Cluster
Yzabelle Danganan
Cyrill Hope Depasucat


Observation and Instrumentation Cluster
Daniel Baluyot
Joven Mateo
Joshua Velez


Resource Cluster
Emilou Flores
Polychase Magaoay
Precious Jara Prestosa


==Activities==

Sidewalk Astronomy
Lakbay Langit
Lakbay Liwanag
Astronomy Convention
Astronomical Event Observations
Astronomy Outreach
National Astronomy Week Celebration
Starburst Astronomy Workshop
Alternative Classroom Learning Experience (ACLE)
Astronomy Lectures and Labs

==Upcoming Events==
World Space Week 2018
International Observe the Moon Night 2018
National Astronomy Week 2019
Astronomy Convention 2019
IAU@100

==See Also==
Facebook page Twitter Website [upastrosociety@gmail.com Email]

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