Astroblu Club of ADMU Assemble Telescopes in Manila Observatory

by Genevieve H. Lorenzo

Enthusiastic Grade 5-6 students of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Grade School: members of the Astronomy Club Astroblu, dropped by the Manila Observatory on September 18, 2017 to assemble Galileoscope telescopes.

Astroblu members are carefully putting together the optical tube of the Galileoscope.

They were very excited and focused while they attached the objective lens and put together the optical and focuser tubes of the refractor telescopes. This is part of their club activities to appreciate the wonders of the stars, planets and space.

The students held a white ball that represented the moon, and its different positions relative to the light source (representing the sun) showed the different phases of the moon as seen from the Earth.

They also came by earlier in the school year for a demonstration on the moon phases. The Astroblu members were very eager as they saw how the position of the moon determines how much of it is illuminated by the sun.