Mind Museum Astrocamp at Soloviento, Caliraya, Laguna
The astrocamp experience was great, although we were clouded out and it rained all afternoon until the following day.
I especially enjoyed the part where we built our own water rocket. My team named our rocket “PhilSA” in short for Philippine Space Agency. Somehow it flew a bit high, but not as high compared to other teams, hahaha!
In the evening, Pecier Decierdo, Mind Musuem astronomer, gave a lecture about the night sky using Stellarium. I missed hearing such lecture because I haven’t observed for a long time. Sadly, the weather was not cooperating so we couldn’t see all the stars and planets that were visible that night.
As soon as we had a glimpse of the stars despite the clouds, many participants immediately prepared their cameras and tripods. I was one of them and below were my images:
It rained again after an hour or so. Because we are already tired (or maybe because we are not as young as we used to be hahaha!), my boyfriend and I decided to call it a night.
Attending this event is already an achievement for me because of my health condition. I think it shows that I’m getting better and stronger and I can do overnight observations again. 🙂
To the stars!