Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Philippines Officially Participates in the International Year of Astronomy

On September 29, 2008, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Proclamation 1630 declaring that the Philippines will officially take part in the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

A copy of the declaration can be found here:

The official copy of the proclamation can be retrieved here:

According to the proclamation, the following are in charge of the Philippine celebration:
*UP College of Science
*UP Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry
*Rizal Technological University

Other scientific organizations and astronomical societies are encouraged to participate by organizing activities, such as lectures and telescope viewing, for the year-long event.

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