Astro Painting at Sip and Gogh

•July 11, 2014 • Leave a Comment

My boyfriend celebrated his birthday by painting and drinking at Sip and Gogh. He painted Aurora Borealis while I painted Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night, haha! We did this for three hours! It was indeed a challenge but we had a great time! :)

 

Thanks to my sister for recommending Sip and Gogh!

To the stars!

Camelopardalid Meteor Shower Observation 2014

•May 19, 2014 • 1 Comment

 

Announcement from Philippine Astronomical Society (PAS):

From Mr. Edmund Rosales of PAS:

NASA scientists from JPL announced a newly discovered meteor debris left by Comet 209P/Linear, that could produce a meteor shower to a storm coming from the constellation Camelopardis or Giraffe this coming May 23 and 24.

A meteor shower produces several to hundreds of meteors per hour while a meteor storm produces thousands of meteors. So far, the only meteor shower that produces a storm is the Leonids ( Nov. 17-18) every 33 years. The last time it happened was last 2001 were I was able to count 1,786 meteors using my tally counter that night. The next it is expected to happen will be on 2034.

Camelopardis is located near Polaris the north star, so we expect meteors coming from the north.

 

 

Free Telescope Viewing of the Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter at SM Southmall

•May 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Together with fellow astronomy enthusiasts, I got a chance to share to the public views of Jupiter and Saturn through my 8″ dobsonian telescope. The crowd was so eager to see the planets despite the long lines. Their enthusiasm and curiosity was indeed amazing! This is why I love astronomy so much. It’s the only science I know that lets people from all walks of life appreciate the wonders of the universe.

Thank you Mr Gary Andreassen for organizing this event! :)

To the stars!

Milky Way over Lobo, Batangas, Philippines

•May 11, 2014 • Leave a Comment

My best Milky Way images so far. :) Thanks to my high school friends for the chance to go to the beach and have a great time!

 

To the stars!

 

Mars and Saturn

•May 5, 2014 • 1 Comment

This is my first image of Mars. Not really good, but I hope to do better next time. As you can see, the planets looked soft which means I need to collimate my scope. The seeing was also poor last night.

On a positive note, I was able to image the planets with my man’s help. He patiently carried my gear all the way up to Manila Observatory’s roof deck! He’s my superman, hahaha!

To the stars!

Milky Way in the city

•May 5, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The sky was exceptionally clear this morning and because this is a rare sight from my area, I decided to take pictures. To my surprise, with a single 30sec exposure image, I captured a faint patch of the Milky Way galaxy, haha! You would also notice the degree of light pollution over Metro Manila. It’s really bad so I couldn’t believe that I’ll be able to see the Milky Way in the image.

Imagine what the night sky would look like over Metro Manila without light pollution!

To the stars!

Starburst: Astronomy Workshop for Kids

•April 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment

STARBURST! Astronomy Workshop for Kids.
Open to kids ages 6-10
May 26-28, 2014

Pre-registration link:
http://form.jotform.me/form/41172206755451

 
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