Saturday, February 16, 2013

Starburst at Laguna State Polytechnic University

Stargazing and Lecture at Laguna State Polytechnic University

The 5th year BS-Astronomy Technology students under the subject Astronomy Education being advised by Ms. Ruby Dela Cruz, were required to conduct a public observation and lectures to increase the knowledge and awareness of the people regarding astronomy. In this observation we were accompanied by Ms. Ruby Dela Cruz, Mr. Ryan Manuel Guido, Mr. Norman Reuel Marigza, and Mr. Frank Kelvin Martinez.
We conducted stargazing and lectures at LSPU on Feb. 13-14, 2013 for the College of Arts and Sciences, especially the BS-Mathematics and Physics Students. RTU has a Memorandum of Agreement with LSPU to conduct a stargazing sessions in their campus. LSPU was celebrating their College of Arts and Sciences week that time so it was the perfect time for RTU Department Earth and Space Science to come there and share the knowledge about astronomy. The group of RTU astronomers were composed of students from 1st year to 5th year students. We all have different tasks to do that night. The 5th year students were tasked to conduct basic astronomy lectures for the students, Mr. Miguel Artificio lectured on constellations, Ms. Pauline Pearl Divinagracia presented the New Solar System and Ms. Ma. Angela Lourdes Lequiron discussed Galaxy Formation. After the lectures we were assigned to watch over different groups of students and lead them to the observation ground and entertain their questions about the night skies as they wait their turn to view the telescope.
This was a very successful event, the students were very happy and they loved the lectures and the telescopes. They were very participative on the activities that night. We really felt we enhanced their knowledge in astronomy.

 Fig. 1 Mr. Reuel Norman Marigza with LSPU students after his lecture regarding astrophotography

 Fig. 2 Ma. Angela Lourdes doing her lecture regarding Galaxy Formation

Fig. 3 Miguel Artificio giving away astronomy freebies to LSPU students

 Fig. 4 Pauline Pearl Divinagracia during her lecture regarding the New Solar System

Fig. 5 Stargazing Session

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