UP Astronomical Society

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The UP Astronomical Society or UP AstroSoc 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.

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.

==Officers (AY 2015-2016)==

Over-all Coordinator: Orville Felicano
Executive Secretary: Bernadette Joy Detera
Education and Research Cluster Coordinator: Kimver Louie Nunez
External Affairs Cluster Coordinator: Danica Coruno
Finance Cluster Coordinator: Stephanie Anne Vergara
Observation and Instrumentation Cluster Coordinator: Sheinna May Claro
Resource Cluster Coordinator: Ylah Jannei Cacho


Regular Members as of 1st sem AY 2015-2016

Education and Research Cluster
Camille Ballesteros
Darren Lambert Bautista
Ansel Campaner
Daria Dimaunahan
David Immanuel Evardone
Lizette Mella
Jodevic Philipp Perez
Precious Prestosa
Marck John Rivera
Mark Ivan Ugalino 

External Affairs Cluster
Constantine Alferos
Jeremiah Angan
Randolph Ascano
Juan Carlos Caldo
Danica Coruno
Giel Sabrine Cruz
Mike Egana
Mark Lenczner Mendoza
Trizzia Michelle Tiwaquen
Daniel Edgar Villacorta II

Finance Cluster
Jasmine Michelle Abella
Niko Baloloy
Karla Chrstel Borja
Christian Chua 
Clara Mia Namingit
Dean Ashton Plamenco
Christian Alfred Soriano
Trina Tambago
Shelley Medina
Roze Ferrer

Observation and Instrumentation Cluster
Kenneth Bailador
Camille Anne Cipriano
Rheanne Odessa Jimeno
Polychase Magaoay
Aldrin Michael Nilles
Hannah Jane Primavera
Faith Marie Rodriguez
Phillip John Sta. Ana
Adrian Orlando Hermo
Soeui Lee

Resource Cluster
Liza Mae Jane Abucejo
Jhio Aranzaso
Emilou Flores
Aira Mae Galaroza
Karen Lustañas
Mary Margarette Rosario
Katrina Lorraine Tapia
Delwin Rose Villarey
Anthony Alipit


Sidewalk Astronomy
Lakbay Langit
Lakbay Liwanag
Astronomy Convention
Astronomical Event Observations
Astronomy Outreach
National Astronomy Week Celebration
Starburst Astronomy Workshop
Alternative Classroom Learning Experience (ACLE)
Astronomy Lectures and Labs

==Announcements== International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009)
The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) is a worldwide celebration of astronomy, a year where the universe is brought down to earth, connecting us with it.
And among its many other aims is to amplify the role of science, especially astronomy, in the hearts of every nation, may they be already developed or are still developing.
UP Astronomical Society will participate in this worldwide celebration of astronomy declared by the United Nations on December 20, 2007.
This year, special IYA events are prepared by the organization for the general public.

2009 coincides with the 400th anniversary since Galileo first pointed his telescope to the sky.

==See Also==
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