UP Astronomical Society

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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 2010-2011)

Overall Coordinator: Carlo Ray Selabao
Executive Secretary Beb Jansen Poricallan
Resource Cluster Coordinator: Andro Marco Zantua
Externals Affairs Cluster Coordinator: Michael Giles Dupio
Observations and Instrumentations Cluster Coordinator: Charmaine Dalisay
Education and Research Cluster Coordinator: Christian Alagon
Finance Cluster Coordinator: Imee Charlee Delavin


Regular Members as of 1st sem AY '10-'11
Joana Flora Marcial
Ana Marie Geronimo
Arianne Catacutan
Jon Philip Noveras
Michael Giles Dupio
Maiko Tenorio
Eric Adrian Eugenio
Jennica Mae Reyes
Diosa Marie Aguila
Aaron Theodore Misayah
Raizel Pauline Albano
Charmaine Dalisay
Ann Margarette Tayco
Christian Alagon
Andro Marco Zantua
Saeed Al-Khirfan
Carlo Ray Selabao
Cyrus Dickson Cruz
Zoila Gerente
Christadelle Bazar
Johnny So
Melissa Gail Yubokmee
Beb Jansen Poricallan
Jonalyn Alinsub
April Joy Lim
Francis Kevin Bugaoan
Ma. Criselda Roque
Bianca Isabel Bautista
Venus Maria Esperanza Franchesca Rivera
Terry Joan Salaga
William Patrick Buhian
Julee Anne Olave
Maria Cristina Bascon
Anna Maria Bea Banzuela
Johny Carl Gevera
Imee Charlee Delavin



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.