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,...

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.

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...

Interview of Director Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga by National Geographic: Climate Change, disaster risk, and human development

Director Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga of Manila Observatory Last 5 February 2014, Imelda V. Abano published in National Geographic’s Energy Blog the interview of Director Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga of Manila Observatory before she presented her speech in Shell’s Powering Progress Together. In the interview, Director Loyzaga talked about how Manila...

Partnerships for Disaster and Climate Resilience: Prepare, Adapt and Transform

The proliferation of public and private sector initiatives and activities – shows that there is increased attention being given to building disaster and climate resilience in the Philippines. The private sector, in particular, has become increasingly involved in initiatives to make businesses more...