Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Solar Observation at Sacrepante St., Mandaluyong City

The 5th year BS-Astronomy Technology students under the subject Astronomy Education being advised by Ms. Ruby Dela Cruz, are required to conduct public observations and lectures to increase the knowledge and awareness of the people regarding astronomy. In this observation we were accompanied by Mr. Frank Kelvin Martinez.
We did a free public solar observation at Sacrepante st. Mandaluyong City on the date of February 19, 2013 from 1:00-2:00pm for the people who were just passing by that street. We only had 25 people who participated in the observation. Most of the participants were RTU students but we still had a variety of people who joined the observation. Some people were not interested and just kept on moving, probably because they were just too busy or didn’t care too much about astronomy. We brought with us the Newtonian 8” reflecting telescope and glass filter. This observation was done in part celebration of National Astronomy Week. We tried to be as approachable as possible to further make the astronomy awareness more popular with the public.
Fig. 1 Lola viewing the Sun for the first time

Fig. 2 Prof. Frank Kelvin Martinez helping us entertain the participants

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