Sunday, October 26, 2014

ALP Honorary Director Father Victor L. Badillo SJ (1930-2014)

ALP Honorary Director Father Victor L. Badillo , S.J. passed away this morning , October 26, 2014 at the age of 84. He is one of the foremost icon in Philippine Astronomy and his works is recognized worldwide particularly IAU by designating Asteroid 4866 as 4866 Badillo. According to the International Astronomical Union (IAU), minor planet No. 4866 measuring some 13 to 30 kilometers across is now officially known as "Badillo," in honor of the Filipino priest who popularized astronomy in the Philippines. He was born in January 23, 1930. Philippines once again loses an icon in the field of Astronomy. Father Victor L. Badillo, is also the Chairman Emeritus of the Philippine Astronomical Society. Related articles: Father Victor Badillo, S.J. : A Giant Among Men by M Aleah Taboclaon ( Asteroid 1988 VB3 named Asteroid 4866 BADILLO by Edwin L. Aguirre and Imelda B. Joson

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