New peace bridge between the Philippines & Indonesia
Monday, December 14, 2009
The StarPeace Philippines-Indonesia started at around 7:00pm of Dec 4, 2009 when both countries started giving free public viewing sessions simultaneously as coordinated by Dr Armando Lee and Avivah Yamani. This is the preliminary report from the Philippines.
Report by Dr. Armando Lee
December 4, 2009at around 7:00pm saw the start of StarPeace Project between Philippines and Indonesia. The Philippine side was organized by Dr Armando Lee. Avivah Yamani of Indonesia and Dr Lee communicated via Twitter as they prepare for the project and used justin.tv to webcast their simultaneous event. StarPeace in the Philippines was held at two sites for two consecutive nights; namely, Astrocamp Observatory in SMBY Park in SM Mall of Asia Pasay City, and at Gen, Emilio Aguinaldo National High School.
The first night at the Astrocamp Observatory grounds was participated by 150 people who are passersby of SMBY Park in SM Mall of Asia. They were given free views of the planet Jupiter, its Galilean moons, and the waning gibbous Moon. Live webcast of the event was done at the channel www.justin.tv/medlee and a video clip was submitted to justin.tv as well. The StarPeace event at Astrocamp Observatory ended at 10:00pm that night. Dr Armando Lee then proceeded to the Gen Emilio Aguinaldo National High School in Imus Cavite Province where some 700 students were already being viewing the waning gibbous Moon and star clusters through ten telescopes provided by Dr Lee's associates. Live webcast was done during the intermission program prepared by the school and Dr Lee's group. The event at Imus Cavite ended at 6:00AM of the following day.
December 5, 2009 saw the 2nd night of StarPeace Project. Although there was no live webcast done because of technical problems, the turn out in Astrocamp was fair at around 100 participants while at the Gen Emilio Aguinaldo National High School it was a large crowd of some 1039 students! Dr Lee tried live webcasting but problems on his wifi coverage proved too much for him to fix while he gave free viewing sessions at Astrocamp Observatory. StarPeace event in Astrocamp Observatory ended at 10:00pm with the sky turning cloudy as late evening approached; while the StarPeace in Gen Emilio Aguinaldo National High School in Imus Cavite ended at 6:00AM the following day. The sky there turned partially cloudy after 12 midnight but students were still able to see Mars and Saturn through breaks in the clouds.It was a succesful overnight event there in Imus Cavite where students enjoyed the sky through the ten telescopes provided for them. Although there was no
live webcast done on the 2nd night of StarPeace from the Philippines it was nevertheless one big event that gave so many people so many reasons to be thankful and be peaceful with one another. All these for the Love of Peace and God's Creation - StarPeace.
Below is the link to the video clip from StarPeace Philippines-Indonesia as seen from Astrocamp Observatory SMBY Park, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Metro Manila PHILIPPINES on December 4, 2009.