In 2015, the Manila Observatory celebrates its 150th anniversary.
Activities, including conferences, seminar series, observation campaigns and workshops will be held throughout the year to highlight the current significant scientific work of the Observatory, continuing the pioneering work and service of the Jesuits since 1865. As part of the celebration, three exhibitions will be conducted with the following themes:
- Discoveries narrates the origin of the Observatory and its scientific work on meteorology, seismology and astronomy since its foundation in 1865 until the 1940s.
(Exhibition Dates:April –July 2015)
- Transitions showcases the evolution in faith and science of the Observatory and its scientific contributions after the Second World War from 1945 to the 1990s
(Exhibition Dates: July – September 2015)
- Frontiers features the accomplishments of MO from 1865 up to the present
April 13, 2015 marks the launch of the 150th anniversary celebrations. This event features the launch of the MO website, opening of the Discoveries Exhibition and recognition of the senior research fellows of the Observatory.