Saturday, February 13, 2010

Philippine Astronomy Convention 2010 Slated

The Astronomical League of the Philippines invites everyone to attend the 2nd Philippine Astronomy Convention PAC 2010) on February 20, 2010 at the Manila Planetarium in Rizal Park, Manila.

The Philippine Astronomy Convention (PAC) is the annual gathering of professional and nonprofessional astronomers in the Philippines. This event, hosted by the Astronomical League of the Philippines, is the major astronomy convention in the country. The convention was initiated by the Astronomical League of the Philippines as a means of establishing a forum for all astronomers and astronomy-related organizations, institutions and agencies in the country to exchange ideas, and discuss matters on astronomy and astrophysics. The convention is held every year during the National Astronomy Week; a weeklong celebration participated by numerous astronomical organizations, institutions, schools and universities in the country.

Astronomical exhibits are presented during the annual gathering, showcasing astronomical photographs taken by Filipino astronomers. Poster contributions from local and international scientists are also being displayed to disseminate their activities and research outputs.

In order to foster observational astronomy in the country, observing sessions are held to introduce the general public to the scenic beauty of the cosmos. The stargazing session will be held on February 20 at the Rajah Sulayman Park in Baywalk from 6:00 – 9:00pm

Held during the Philippine Astronomy Convention, the plenary session or conference serves as a formal venue for astronomers in and outside the Philippines to disseminate their studies and researches in the different branches of astronomy, as well as other topics of astronomical interest. Plenary speakers and lecturers come from varied fields, such as observational astronomy, instrumentation, astronomy education, astrophysics & cosmology, and other areas.

Registration for PAC 2010 is free, but there will only be limited seats. To register for the event and other concerns, email personal details to,, and


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