Abstracts – “Scientific Frontiers: Serving the Peripheries in Times of Change”

Here are the abstracts of the talks to be given by Dr. Fredolin Tangang, Dr. George Mount, Mr. Masanobu Tsuji, Dr. Akimasa Yoshikawa, Dr. Keith Groves, and Dr. Renato Solidum for "Scientific Frontiers: Serving the Peripheries in Times of Change."

Senior Jesuits Join Transitions Exhibit Tours

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Manila Observatory, four senior Jesuits currently taking residence at the JM Lucas Infirmary visited the Transitions exhibit at the Solar Building last August 14. These were Fr. Florencio Cuerquis, Fr. Rafael Borromeo, and Fr. Renato...

Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila University Host Laudato Si’ Forum

In celebration of its 150th anniversary, the Manila Observatory, together with the Ateneo de Manila University, hosted a discussion on the Laudato si’ at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater last August 13.

MO Presents International Conference for 150th Anniversary

The Manila Observatory, in its 150th year of committing to scientific excellence in the service of faith and society, will be hosting an international conference entitled “Scientific Frontiers: Serving the Peripheries in Times of Change”. It will be held on September 25, 2015...

Manila Observatory Launches Seminar Series for 150th Anniversary

The Manila Observatory is hosting a series of seminars as part of its sesquicentennial celebrations. The first series, centered on the theme “Remote Sensing and Ground-based Measurements”, commenced with a talk by Dr. Jeffrey S. Reid last Monday, August 10, at the newly...

4 stages of Manila Observatory’s history

Before picturing the personality and labors of who may be considered the true founder of the Manila Observatory--the private Institution now maintaining its more than centenary existence, with the same ideals giving it life--we will present a rapid historical scheme as a setting...

Manila Observatory joins the APEC EPWG meeting in Boracay

Upon the invitation of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Program Secretariat, the Manila Observatory (MO) joined the APEC Emergency Working Group (EPWG) meeting held in Boracay Island on 13-14 May 2015. The leaderships of APEC EPWG recognized MO’s innovations in bringing science...

Lumen de Lumine: Fr. Horacio de la Costa, SJ’s closing remarks at MO’s 100th anniversary in 1965

(From Centenary Program of Manila Observatory, 20 September 1965) I would like to call your attention to a curious fact.  The first Jesuit Observatory to be founded anywhere in the world was founded in Asia.  It was founded in, of all places, Peking,...

Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Fellowship Program

The Manila Observatory (MO), represented by Ms. Ma. Antonia Loyzaga, Executive Director, Dr. Gemma Narisma, Associate Director for Research and Head of the Regional Climate Systems program, and Ms. Jessica Dator-Bercilla, participated in the culminating activity of the Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Fellowship...

Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR)

Ms. Ma. Antonia Loyzaga, Executive Director of the Manila Observatory (MO), and Dr. Celine Vicente, Head of the Geomatics for Environment and Development program, participated in the recently conducted Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, from 14...

Understanding Palawan as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

The Manila Observatory participated in a study which examined the impact of mining activities on the UNESCO Palawan Biosphere Reserve. Maps using remote sensing and geographic information systems (RS-GIS) have been generated, which includes Environmentally Critical Areas Network (ECAN), biodiversity, mining, other related...

Analyzing The Vulnerability of the Philippine Rice Terraces Towards Resilience and Better Adaptive capacity to the Potential Impacts of Climate Change

The Ifugao Rice Terraces have long been a source of national pride and identity for every Filipino. For over two thousand years it has withstood both the effects of time and weather. But recent decades have brought urbanization closer to once isolated areas...