Stargazing at Big Handy’s Grounds,Tanay, Rizal

My boyfriend and I joined the Philippine Astronomical Society (PAS) deep sky observation marathon last March 9-10, 2013 at Big Handy’s Grounds in Tanay, Rizal.

We were the first one to arrive at the site after an hour and a half drive from Quezon City. To reach the observation area, we need to go through a rough terrain going up. It was a challenge to bring our gear to the observation area, but it was all worth it. The view of the mountains was indeed breathtaking!

March 2013 Big Handys Stargazing Group

The group started the deep sky observation at 7pm but put on hold after an hour or so due to heavy rain. The sky started to clear up around past 10pm and since then, everyone was busy identifying celestial objects or taking images of the night sky.

Below are my images:

Under the Stars by erika valdueza on

A Glimpse of the Milky Way by erika valdueza on

Starry Starry Night by erika valdueza on

Tents at Big Handys Grounds

While waiting for the sky to clear up


Thank you PAS members and to Mr Ernie and Mrs. May Serrano, owners of the property, for allowing to use the site for night sky observation.

To the stars!



~ by Stella's Gaze on March 10, 2013.

4 Responses to “Stargazing at Big Handy’s Grounds,Tanay, Rizal”

  1. I wanted to join this obs but couldn’t. Sana makasama ako minsan.

  2. I’m sure meron pa pong susunod. ūüôā

  3. How to go to that place?
    Is it possible to have camping there? Is it necessary na grupo?

  4. I need information on this site, ASAP please.

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