On 6 August 2018, the mini exhibit on Fr. Federico Faura, S.J. was launched by Manila Observatory’s Library and Archives. The exhibit showcases fragments of Fr. Faura’s life and scientific contributions to Philippine science as the first Director of the Manila Observatory.
The exhibit showcases the original Faura Aneroid Barometer, an instrument used by the general public in 1886 for announcing the approach of a typhoon. Books and documents during Fr. Faura’s time at the Observatory is also displayed.
The exhibit will end on 31 October 2018 in preparation for the next exhibit which will focus on Fr. Jose Algue, S.J., the second Director of Manila Observatory.