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== Our Profile ==
 
== Our Profile ==
 
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The University of the Philippines Astronomical Society was founded in 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. <br />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. <br />It resides in the old planetarium of the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory in the UP Diliman campus.
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The University of the Philippines Astronomical Society was founded in 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. <br />It resides in the old planetarium of the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory in the UP Diliman campus.
 
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UP AstroSoc is comprised of members with diverse backgrounds from different colleges in the university. <br />Aside from the usual social activities of a collegiate organization, UP AstroSoc partakes in several Astronomy-inclined activities throughout the academic year. <br />Among these are Astronomy classes, observation assemblies, and public Astronomy lectures and forums. <br />The organization also conducts Astronomy learning sessions and camps to requesting parties outside the UP community, furthering its cause of spreading Astronomy.
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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 2012-2013)==
 
==Officers (AY 2012-2013)==

Revision as of 04:40, 24 November 2012

Our Mission


Promote and broaden the interest of Astronomy among students and the general public,
improve the quality of general knowledge of the heavens among amateur enthusiasts,
and encourage the continual learning and understanding of our place in the universe.


Our Profile


The University of the Philippines Astronomical Society was founded in 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 2012-2013)

Overall Coordinator: Mary Angelie Alagao
Executive Secretary: Francis Kevin Bugaoan
Resource Cluster Coordinator: Sheena Salvosa
Externals Affairs Cluster Coordinator: Nikko Albano
Observations and Instrumentations Cluster Coordinator: Norman Mascarinas
Education and Research Cluster Coordinator: Carlo Ray Selabao
Finance Cluster Coordinator: Beb Jansen Poricallan

Members

Regular Members as of 1st sem AY 2011-2012

Education and Research Cluster
Ericka Jane Angeles
Kristine Jane Atienza
Juan Carlos Caldo
Christian Alagon
Mark Ashley dela Rosa
Liezl Ann Motilla
Benjamin Francis Rodriguez

External Affairs Cluster
Rommel Bartolome
Jerome Sabidong
Ruth Danielle Gascon
Delwin Rose Villarey
Melisa Gail Yubokmee

Finance Cluster
Christian Alagon
Giel Sabrine Cruz
April Joy Lim
Michelle Mikiko Pagaran
Marjorie Anne Picones

Observation and Instrumentation Cluster
Adonis Gallentes
Cesar Emmanuel Glipo
Lizette Inocencio
Sara Miranda
Jodevic Philipp Perez
Marlow Jeff Presto

Resource Cluster
Bianca Isabel Bautista
Valerie Borja
Jan Stephanie Rani Favila
Ana Marie Geronimo

Activities

Sidewalk Astronomy
Lakbay Langit
Astronomical Event Observations
Big Bang Quiz Show

Announcements

International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009)
The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) is a worldwide celebration of astronomy, a year where the universe is brought down to earth, connecting us with it.
And among its many other aims is to amplify the role of science, especially astronomy, in the hearts of every nation, may they be already developed or are still developing.
UP Astronomical Society will participate in this worldwide celebration of astronomy declared by the United Nations on December 20, 2007.
This year, special IYA events are prepared by the organization for the general public.

2009 coincides with the 400th anniversary since Galileo first pointed his telescope to the sky.