Wednesday, February 22, 2012

RTU Pre-NAW Closing

The pre-NAW activities of RTU were graced by two filipino astrophysicists: Reinabelle Reyes during the opening; and Rogel Mari Sese during the closing.

The first talk for that day was given by John Lequiron, a 3rd year BS AstroTech student, on Philippine Astronomy. He was then followed by Dr. Rogel Mari "Romar" Sese.

Dr. Rogel Mari Sese is the designated focal person in the Philippine Space Science Education Program. He gave a talk during regarding the development of astronomical research and education in the Philippines. In his talk he discussed the possible areas for research opportunities to be done in the country:
  • Optical
  • Radio
  • Computational Astrophysics (Modeling and Simulations)
  • Archive Data-Mining and Analysis
  • Collaborations

From left: Dept. Head of RTU's Dept of Earth and Space Sciences Ms. Ruby dela Cruz, RTU-Astrosoc president Pauline Divinagracia, Dr. Rogel Mari Sese. (Image grabbed from P. Divinagracia)

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