UP Astronomical Society
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: Johanna Rose Calisin
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
Darren Lambert Bautista
David Immanuel Evardone
Jodevic Philipp Perez
Marck John Rivera
Mark Ivan Ugalino
External Affairs Cluster
Juan Carlos Caldo
Giel Sabrine Cruz
Mark Lenczner Mendoza
Trizzia Michelle Tiwaquen
Daniel Edgar Villacorta II
Jasmine Michelle Abella
Karla Chrstel Borja
Clara Mia Namingit
Dean Ashton Plamenco
Christian Alfred Soriano
Observation and Instrumentation Cluster
Camille Anne Cipriano
Rheanne Odessa Jimeno
Aldrin Michael Nilles
Hannah Jane Primavera
Faith Marie Rodriguez
Phillip John Sta. Ana
Adrian Orlando Hermo
Liza Mae Jane Abucejo
Aira Mae Galaroza
Mary Margarette Rosario
Katrina Lorraine Tapia
Delwin Rose Villarey
Astronomical Event Observations
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.