Monday, January 30, 2012

Lakbay Langit: Astronomy Camp


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UP Astronomical Society's Lakbay Langit is a roaming astronomy camp that allows students to discover the skies in a whole new light. Lectures, sky gazing activities, workshops, and fun games make up the itinerary of the event. Surely, this activity has left in the students' minds a mark of raised interest and enthusiasm in Philippine astronomy.

Objectives:

• Promotion of Astronomy to students through a camp of games, lectures, and activities
• Endorsement of the other astronomical/ organizational events of UP Astronomical Society
• Publicity of UP Astronomical Society as a catalyst to gathering the youth as a market for involvement in UP Astronomical Society’s activities
• Fostering of communal relations and collaborations between UP Astronomical Society and schools
• Assessment and dissemination of astronomical knowledge and know-how to participants of the event and other attendees


Overview: 

UP Astronomical Society (UP AstroSoc) takes to its hands the challenge of bringing astronomy beyond its walls and into the hands of people. Chief of the goals and objectives of the organization are to open people’s eyes to what is great about astronomy and to broaden what they know about the heavens above.

Astronomy camps are a great venue for students and people in general to get to know what is up there. Through astronomy camps, students get to experience in an overnight event what it means to be an amateur astronomer. With workshops, lectures, games, and other activities aimed at presenting astronomy as fun and enticing, astronomy camps are the perfect way to reach out to the people and tap their minds to see the universe.


For more information about Lakbay Langit, email us at upastrosociety@gmail.com.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

UP Astronomical Society: An Overview



The University of the Philippines Astronomical Society (UP Astrosoc) is a non-profit, non-political and non-partisan organization in the University of the Philippines, Diliman devoted to the study and promotion of astronomy to the students.

UP Astrosoc was established in 1991 by 22 undergraduate students. It is dedicated to the promotion and understanding of Astronomy among students and the general public. It also partakes in several astronomy activities throughout the academic year. These include astronomy classes, observing sessions, public astronomy lectures,exhibits and forums.









On the average, the organization has an active membership of 25-35 undergraduate students coming from different colleges in the university. Aside from the usual social activities of a college organization, UP Astrosoc also partakes in several astronomy activities throughout the academic year. These include astronomy classes, observing sessions, public astronomy lectures and forums.


The emblem for the organization is a stylized telescope pointing towards the skies. This is in touch with the organization's motto, Ad Astra Per Aspera - To the stars through difficulties.



UP Astrosoc now resides at the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory, UP Diliman.

For more info email us at upastrosociety@gmail.com. You can also follow us through twitter or our facebook fan page.