Saturday, April 6, 2013

ALP StarPeace with GAM 2013 Jupiter & Saturn Watch - April 6, 2013

Last April 6, I ,together with my family , joined Astronomical League of the Philippines in celebrating StarPeace with Global Astronomy Month's Jupiter and Saturn Watch at Rajah Sulayman Park at Baywalk Luneta. I brought along the Meade 8" f/10 Schmidt Cassegrain on Vixen GP-DX mount to share some high magnification views of gas giants Jupiter and Saturn. Numerous telescopes were setup and more than 250+ people were able to get good views of Saturn at 510x for free! It was a happy evening as we could hear the numerous ohhhs and ahhhs after they got to view the 2 planets up close and personal. The StarPeace and Global Astronomy Month's Jupiter and Saturn Watch will be followed by April 7th GAM SUNday solar observation at Rajah Sulayman Park. These are one of the many projects that will be promoted by ALP with free public views in line with the Global Astronomy Month.

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