Event ID:  3358
Contact Name:  ESTER B. OGENA, Ph.D.
Contact Email:  ebo@sei.dost.gov.ph
Contact Phone:  +632-8371359
Organization:  Science Education Institute-Department of Science and Technology
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Dates:  4th October 2010 to 8th October 2010
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Type:  Public
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Country:  Philippines
State/Province:  Metro Manila
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Event Name:  Philippines World Space Week 2010
Event Description:  In celebration of the 2010 World Space Week (WSW), the Science Education Institute (SEI) of the Department of Science and Technology organized and implemented various space science events on October 4-8, 2010.
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Report on the Results:  October 4 was the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 WSW Celebration in Metro Manila which coincided with the Launching of the Science Explorer at Gen. T. De Leon High School, Valenzuela City. Students and teachers were given the opportunity to experience Astronomy inside DOST-PAGASA’s mobile planetarium and space science interactive exhibits of the Philippine Science Centrum both on exhibits at the host school. The Opening Cermony was well attended by the DepEd Officials and school principals of Valenzuela City, DOST and SEI Officials, Representative from the Office of Congressman Angelo Palamones, teachers and students from various schools in Valenzuela City. Also, it was covered by the Media from various National TV Networks and print media. The whole day event was in partnership with the Department of Education, Division of Valenzuela City and the Local Government Unit of Valenzuela City. October 5, 2010, the National Water Rocket Competition was a one day event held at the Philippine Science Centrum and Riverbank Center, Marikina City. It was participated in by high school students from NCR, Region 4A, 5, 6,7, and 8. There was also a morning session for the advisers/coaches of students participating in the Water Rocket Competition entitled “Lecture on Astronomy and Astrophysics for Teachers”. Dr. Perico Esguerra of UP National Institute of Physics and Mr. Mario Raymundo of DOST-PAGASA were the resource persons. The mobile planetarium of PAGASA was also on exhibit for the students and teachers visiting the Philippine Science Centrum. The National Water Rocket Competition was covered by the Media from the two national networks: GMA-7 and ABS-CBN. Also, there were representatives from the print media. October 8, 2010, there were two simultaneous activities conducted: On-the-Spot Poster Making Contest for the elementary level and Lecture Series on Astronomy for high school level. The Lecture Series was participated in by teachers and students from selected high schools in Metro Manila and Rizal province. The resource persons were of Mr. Jose Mendoza IV of DOST-PAGASA and Mr. Eligio Obille, Jr of UPNISMED. The mobile planetarium of PAGASA was also on exhibit for the students and teachers who participated in both activities and also for the visitors of the Philippine Science Centrum. GMA-7 Unang Hirit also made a special live telecast of the Water Rocket Launching Demonstration on the morning of October 8, at the Riverbank Centre, Marikina City with five selected public high schools from Metro Manila and Rizal Province as participants. Dr. Ester Ogena, SEI Director was interviewed during the TV program. The activities on October 5 and 8 were held at the Philippine Science Centrum and Riverbank Center, Marikina City. The Cooperating Institutions were the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology, and PAGASA-DOST.
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