Manila Observatory Exhibition: Discoveries (1865-1945)

The first exhibition, Discoveries, showcased the beginnings and rapid growth of the Manila  Observatory from 1865 under the Spanish government, and its reorganization under the American administration from 1901 up until World War II.  From its humble beginnings in an abandoned pigeon house,...

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...

Archival equipment at the Ionosphere Research Building

Below is a list of archival equipment at the Ionosphere Research Building of Manila Observatory with their one paragraph descriptions.  Most of the pictures can be found in the references. Notice that the equipment span more than 40 years, starting from 1952, which is...

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,...