Wednesday, March 16, 2016

National Astronomy Week

National Astronomy Week
Day 1
February 15, 2016

NAW 2016 Opening

MANDALUYONG CITY—RTU Astronomy Society (RTU-AstroSoc) opened this year’s National Astronomy Week (NAW) with the theme TALA: The Art of Learning Astronomy, February 15.

On her opening remarks, RTU AstroSoc president Ms. Julie Ann Delda, gratefully thanked all the speakers, students and guests who attended this year’s NAW.

Lectures were held by BS Astronomy Technology alumni, namely Mr. Kelvin Martinez (Batch 2012), Mr. Miguel Artificio (Batch 2013) and Mr. Jerome Felicidario (Batch 2015).

Mr. Martinez tackled about Astronomy Misconceptions, here he talked about the common mistakes of people in the field of Astronomy like: astronomy is related to astrology, seasons are due to the earth’s location from the sun and shooting stars are falling stars. Followed by Mr. Artificio, he talked about Telescopes. From its history, types and structures.

Succeeded by Mr. Felicidario, his lecture, entitled A Glimpse of the Big Bang. He discussed the paradigm shift of the understanding of the origin of the universe—from the Physics of Aristotle to the Physics of Einstein.

Moreover, lectures were balanced by fun and exciting games namely: Laser Race, Pass the Alien Message and Cosmic Calendar.

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The Armillary Publication
Writer: Jerald Barranta
Photographer: Chenel Dominguez

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