Students gathered inside the Finster Auditorium as the Ateneo de Davao University, through the University Research Council, held a university lecture on the history of the Manila Observatory, Friday afternoon.
The event celebrated the 150 years of scientific research of the Manila Observatory.
Ms. Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga, executive-director of the Manila Observatory, explained the present functions and programs of the scientific institution.
She elaborated the different programs currently being undertaken by the Manila Observatory such as climate change assistance, air quality measurements, solid earth dynamics, disaster management, and many others.
She also elaborated the different research endeavors of the observatory.
Dr. Obiminda L. Cambaliza, research scientist of the Manila Observatory, explained the 150 year history of the scientific institution since its establishment in 1865.
Dr. Cambaliza highlighted the important events in scientific research and development of the Manila Observatory.
After the lecture, the University Research Council awarded certificates of appreciation to the guest speakers from the Manila Observatory.