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The <b>UP Astronomical Society</b> or <b>UP AstroSoc</b> is a scientific, educational, non-profit, non-political, non-partisan organization dedicated in the promotion of astronomy. According to its constitution, UP Astrosoc has the following objectives: (1) to bring together individuals interested in astronomy, (2) to broaden the awareness interest, knowledge and understanding among students and the general public, (3) to contribute to the general body of knowledge of astronomy, (4) and to promote the common interest and individual development of its members. It was founded on July 30, 1991 by a handful of students with the ideals of igniting the interest of Astronomy among the UP student body and the general public. Today, after years of gazing up to the heavens, UP AstroSoc continues its foremost vision of bringing the wonders of the celestial world within people’s reach. It resides in the old planetarium of the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory in the UP Diliman campus.
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UP AstroSoc is comprised of members with diverse backgrounds from different colleges in the university. Aside from the usual social activities of a collegiate organization, UP AstroSoc partakes in several Astronomy-inclined activities throughout the academic year. Among these are Astronomy classes, observation assemblies, and public Astronomy lectures and forums. The organization also conducts Astronomy learning sessions and camps to requesting parties outside the UP community, furthering its cause of spreading Astronomy.<br /><br />
''Official logo''
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! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa; padding: 0.5em 0em 1em 1em;" | Established 
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| style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa; padding: 0.5em 0em 1em 1em;" | ''Ad Astra per Aspera''<br/>(''To the stars through difficulties'')
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  ! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa; padding: 0.5em 0em 1em 1em;" | Type 
| style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa; padding: 0.5em 0em 1em 1em;" | University-wide, <br /> Special Interest
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! style="border-top: solid 1px #aaaaaa; padding: 0.5em 0em 1em 1em;" | Members 
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<font size=12; face=Georgia>UP Astronomical Society</font>
 
The '''University of the Philippines Astronomical Society''', also known as '''UP AstroSoc''', is a duly-recognized scientific, educational, non-profit, non-political, non-partisan organization in the University of the Philippines Diliman dedicated primarily to the study and promotion of Astronomy and oriented towards the concerns and aspirations of individuals interested in the field.  
 
==About the Organization==


<b>==Officers (AY 2018-2019)==</b><br />
UP Astronomical Society was founded on '''July 30, 1991''' by a handful of UP Diliman students with the ideals of igniting the interest of Astronomy among the UP student body and the general public. The constitution laid out four core objectives of the organization: <br />
<br />
<br />
<b>Over-all Coordinator:</b> Kenneth Bailador<br />
(1) ''To bring together individuals interested in astronomy'', <br />
<b>Executive Secretary:</b> Jessel Babe Capin<br />
(2) ''to broaden the awareness interest, knowledge and understanding among students and the general public'', <br />
<b>Education and Research Cluster Coordinator:</b> Crizzia Mielle de Castro<br />
(3) ''to contribute to the general body of knowledge of astronomy'', and <br />
<b>External Affairs Cluster Coordinator:</b> Jacob Gomez<br />
(4) ''to promote the common interest and individual development of its members.'' <br />
<b>Finance Cluster Coordinator:</b> Kaylene Ann Cachila<br />
<b>Observation and Instrumentation Cluster Coordinator:</b> Lawrence Jay Magsayo<br />
<b>Resource Cluster Coordinator:</b> Allison Gomez<br />
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<br />
<b>==Members==</b>
 
Today, after years of gazing up to the heavens, UP AstroSoc continues its foremost vision of bringing the wonders of the celestial world within people’s reach. It currently resides inside the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory complex in UP Diliman.
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'''Regular Members as of Midyear 2018<br />
UP AstroSoc is comprised of members from different colleges and institutions with diverse backgrounds both in and out of the university. Aside from the usual social activities of a collegiate organization, UP AstroSoc partakes in several Astronomy-inclined activities throughout the academic year. Among these are Astronomy classes, public observation assemblies, and Astronomy lectures and forums. The organization also conducts Astronomy learning sessions and camps to requesting parties outside the UP community including schools and other consortiums, furthering its cause of spreading Astronomy to the general public.<br /><br />


'''<i>Education and Research Cluster</i>'''<br />
==Organizational Structure==
Aaron Joshua Pontillas <br />
Based on the '''2020 Constitution''' ''(Article VI, Section 2)'', the highest governing body of UP AstroSoc is the '''Executive Cluster''' (elected by the General Assembly) and is composed of the '''Overall Coordinator''', the '''Executive Secretary''', and the '''Cluster Coordinator''' of each cluster of the organization.
Margarette Rosario <br />
 
Miguel Luis Valenzuela <br /><br />
===The Executive Cluster===
<br />
[[File:Cluster Logos.png|thumb|right|280px|The Clusters of UP AstroSoc]]
'''<i>External Affairs Cluster</i>'''<br />
Here are the appointed members of the Executive Cluster for the Academic Year 2022-2023.
Anthony Karl Alipit <br />
 
Rheanne Odessa Jimeno<br />
'''Over-all Coordinator''': Abigail Bait-it
Gwen Tapo<br /><br />
<br />'''Executive Secretary''': Roanne Mae Angeles
<br />
<br />'''Education & Research Cluster Coordinator''': Michael Vincent Pagcu
'''<i>Finance Cluster</i>'''<br />
<br />'''External Affairs Cluster Coordinator''': Nikki Eryka Teng
Yzabelle Danganan<br />
<br />'''Finance Cluster Officer-in-Charge''': Norlan Chris Mallari
Cyrill Hope Depasucat<br /><br />
<br />'''Observation & Instrumentation Cluster Coordinator''': Paul Eric De Silva
<br />
<br />'''Resource Cluster Coordinator''': Raphael Omila
'''<i>Observation and Instrumentation Cluster</i>'''<br />
 
Daniel Baluyot<br />
===Clusters===
Joven Mateo<br />
UP AstroSoc is divided into different standing committees known as ''Clusters''. These Clusters are comprised of members and work interdependently with one another and of the Executive cluster. The five Clusters of the organization are:
Joshua Velez <br /><br />
 
<br />
* The '''Education and Research''', or ''EdRes'' Cluster,
'''<i>Resource Cluster</i>'''<br />
* The '''External Affairs''' Cluster,
Emilou Flores <br />
* The '''Finance''' Cluster,
Polychase Magaoay<br />
* The '''Observation and Instrumentation''' or ''ObsIn'' Cluster, and
Precious Jara Prestosa<br /><br />
* The '''Resource''' Cluster
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<b>==Activities==</b> <br/>
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==Activities and Events==
Sidewalk Astronomy<br />
Sidewalk Astronomy<br />
Lakbay Langit<br />
Lakbay Langit<br />
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Astronomical Event Observations<br />
Astronomical Event Observations<br />
Astronomy Outreach<br />
Astronomy Outreach<br />
National Astronomy Week Celebration<br />
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) Celebration <br />
National Astronomy Week (NAW) Celebration<br />
Starburst Astronomy Workshop<br />
Starburst Astronomy Workshop<br />
Alternative Classroom Learning Experience (ACLE)<br />
Alternative Classroom Learning Experience (ACLE)<br />
Astronomy Lectures and Labs<br />
Astronomy Lectures and Labs
<br />
 
<b>==Upcoming Events==</b>
==Membership==
<br />
Although UP AstroSoc is composed of members of different backgrounds all over the country, the application for membership is exclusively open for currently-enrolled students of [[University of the Philippines Diliman]]. <br />
World Space Week 2018<br />
 
International Observe the Moon Night 2018<br />
The applicants undergo a semester-long application process in order to learn about the dynamics of the organization and to get acquainted with its members. This involves the conduct of multiple Astronomical lectures and laboratory immersions, assessments, interviews, as well as numerous social activities and events for the applicants.
National Astronomy Week 2019<br />
 
Astronomy Convention 2019 <br />
==Affiliations==  
IAU@100 <br />
The UP Astronomical Society is officially recognized by the '''Office of Student Projects and Activities''' under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs of the University of the Philippines Diliman<ref>[http://ospa.upd.edu.ph/ Office of Student Projects and Activities, UP Diliman]</ref>, as a university-wide, special interest organization. It is also listed by the '''International Astronomical Union (IAU) Directory for World Astronomy''' as a bonafide astronomical organization.
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UP AstroSoc is a founding member of the '''Philippine Union of Student Organizations (''PUSO'') for Astronomy''', a collaborative network of student organizations for astronomy in the country. <ref>[https://www.facebook.com/pusoforastro/ PUSO for Astro Official Facebook Page]</ref>  
 
==External Links==
* [https://www.facebook.com/upastrosoc/ UP Astronomical Society] on Facebook.
* [https://twitter.com/upastrosoc UP Astronomical Society] on Twitter.
* [https://www.instagram.com/upastrosociety UP Astronomical Society] on Instagram.
 
==References==
<references/>


<b>==See Also==</b> <br />
[http://www.facebook.com/upastrosoc Facebook page]
[http://www.twitter.com/upastrosoc Twitter]
[http://upastrosoc.org/site/ Website]
[upastrosociety@gmail.com Email]<br />
[[Category: UP Diliman]] [[Category: Student Organizations|Astronomical Society]]
[[Category: UP Diliman]] [[Category: Student Organizations|Astronomical Society]]

Latest revision as of 13:26, 14 October 2022


University of the Philippines Astronomical Society
(UP AstroSoc)
UP AstroSoc Logo.png

Official logo

Established July 30, 1991
Motto Ad Astra per Aspera
(To the stars through difficulties)
Type University-wide,
Special Interest
Members 643
Faculty Adviser Dr. Jose Perico Esguerra
Location PAGASA Astronomical Observatory Complex

Ma. Regidor Street, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 1101
E-mail upastrosociety@gmail.com
mktg.upastrosoc@gmail.com

UP Astronomical Society

The University of the Philippines Astronomical Society, also known as UP AstroSoc, is a duly-recognized scientific, educational, non-profit, non-political, non-partisan organization in the University of the Philippines Diliman dedicated primarily to the study and promotion of Astronomy and oriented towards the concerns and aspirations of individuals interested in the field.

About the Organization

UP Astronomical Society was founded on July 30, 1991 by a handful of UP Diliman students with the ideals of igniting the interest of Astronomy among the UP student body and the general public. The constitution laid out four core objectives of the organization:

(1) To bring together individuals interested in astronomy,
(2) to broaden the awareness interest, knowledge and understanding among students and the general public,
(3) to contribute to the general body of knowledge of astronomy, and
(4) to promote the common interest and individual development of its members.

Today, after years of gazing up to the heavens, UP AstroSoc continues its foremost vision of bringing the wonders of the celestial world within people’s reach. It currently resides inside the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory complex in UP Diliman.

UP AstroSoc is comprised of members from different colleges and institutions with diverse backgrounds both in and out of the university. Aside from the usual social activities of a collegiate organization, UP AstroSoc partakes in several Astronomy-inclined activities throughout the academic year. Among these are Astronomy classes, public observation assemblies, and Astronomy lectures and forums. The organization also conducts Astronomy learning sessions and camps to requesting parties outside the UP community including schools and other consortiums, furthering its cause of spreading Astronomy to the general public.

Organizational Structure

Based on the 2020 Constitution (Article VI, Section 2), the highest governing body of UP AstroSoc is the Executive Cluster (elected by the General Assembly) and is composed of the Overall Coordinator, the Executive Secretary, and the Cluster Coordinator of each cluster of the organization.

The Executive Cluster

The Clusters of UP AstroSoc

Here are the appointed members of the Executive Cluster for the Academic Year 2022-2023.

Over-all Coordinator: Abigail Bait-it
Executive Secretary: Roanne Mae Angeles
Education & Research Cluster Coordinator: Michael Vincent Pagcu
External Affairs Cluster Coordinator: Nikki Eryka Teng
Finance Cluster Officer-in-Charge: Norlan Chris Mallari
Observation & Instrumentation Cluster Coordinator: Paul Eric De Silva
Resource Cluster Coordinator: Raphael Omila

Clusters

UP AstroSoc is divided into different standing committees known as Clusters. These Clusters are comprised of members and work interdependently with one another and of the Executive cluster. The five Clusters of the organization are:

  • The Education and Research, or EdRes Cluster,
  • The External Affairs Cluster,
  • The Finance Cluster,
  • The Observation and Instrumentation or ObsIn Cluster, and
  • The Resource Cluster


Activities and Events

Sidewalk Astronomy
Lakbay Langit
Lakbay Liwanag
Astronomy Convention
Astronomical Event Observations
Astronomy Outreach
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) Celebration
National Astronomy Week (NAW) Celebration
Starburst Astronomy Workshop
Alternative Classroom Learning Experience (ACLE)
Astronomy Lectures and Labs

Membership

Although UP AstroSoc is composed of members of different backgrounds all over the country, the application for membership is exclusively open for currently-enrolled students of University of the Philippines Diliman.

The applicants undergo a semester-long application process in order to learn about the dynamics of the organization and to get acquainted with its members. This involves the conduct of multiple Astronomical lectures and laboratory immersions, assessments, interviews, as well as numerous social activities and events for the applicants.

Affiliations

The UP Astronomical Society is officially recognized by the Office of Student Projects and Activities under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs of the University of the Philippines Diliman[1], as a university-wide, special interest organization. It is also listed by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Directory for World Astronomy as a bonafide astronomical organization.

UP AstroSoc is a founding member of the Philippine Union of Student Organizations (PUSO) for Astronomy, a collaborative network of student organizations for astronomy in the country. [2]

External Links

References