The University of the Philippines Astronomical Society (UP AstroSoc) is a duly recognized student organization of the University of the Philippines-Diliman dedicated to broaden the awareness, interest, knowledge and understanding of Astronomy among students and the general public , to bring together individuals interested in Astronomy, and to promote the common interest as well as the individual development of its members.
The organization is based on Moondeck, PAGASA Astronomical Observatory, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.
This year, UP Astronomical Society celebrates its 25th Anniversary. In line with this, the organization will hold a year-long series of events that will showcase UP AstroSoc’s 25 years of history as well as its gratitude towards the people who have supported the organization throughout the years.
The Open House is a one-night event open to all UP students where the PAGASA Observatory and UP AstroSoc tambayan will be open to the public. Simple snacks will be served to attendees.
The Grand Dinner is a one-night formal event for the members of UP AstroSoc. Dinner, performances, and sharing of memories from alumni will be done..
A night filled of fun, film viewing, astromusic, and stargazing that is open to all students. It is aimed to raise awareness and interest in Astronomy among students and the general public.
The National Astronomy Week is being celebrated by the University of the Philippines Astronomical Society every year. It is organized to develop in each student their interest in astronomy. Competitions are designed to broaden the knowledge of participants, cultivate their thinking skills as well as improve their self-confidence.
AstroCon is the biggest astronomy convention in the Philippines, spanning multiple days and nights and aiming to promote astronomy education to the participating schools. AstroCon features talks, lectures and hands-on activities presented by people renowned in astronomy and related fields in the Philippines.
LAKBAY LANGIT is UP AstroSoc’s roaming astronomy camp, in cooperation with various schools, aiming to help the students discover the wonders of astronomy. Filled with lectures, labs, and fun activities such as stargazing and telescope viewing, it takes the students in and out of the classroom, familiarizing them with the theoretical and practical concepts of astronomy.
UP AstroSoc holds public observations during important Astronomical phenomena such as meteor showers and eclipses. The members of the organization would set up a few of the organization’s optical instruments on public places and hold a free viewing for the public.
How well do you know the universe? To test such knowledge is UP AstroSoc’s COLLISION, a one-of- a-kind twist to astronomy game shows, challenging both your erudition and strategical thinking. University of the Philippines-Diliman students are welcome to form groups of two or three, use their skills, and grind their way up to the top for a chance to win some cash prizes.
Starburst is an astronomy workshop for kids.This three-day workshop is designed for children ages 4-12 to learn more about astronomy, meet new friends and have fun during the summer. The workshop includes telescope viewing, stargazing, astronomy lectures, telescope making and a lot more!