A total of 191 stargazers trooped to UP NISMED Observatory to view the Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn on April 2-3, 2009. This public stargazing activity was part of the 100 Hours of Astronomy event. Mr. Eligio Obille, Jr. of the High School Earth/Environmental Science Group together with members of the UP Astronomical Society facilitated this activity.
The 100 hours of Astronomy, a cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, is a worldwide event consisting of a wide range of public outreach activities, live science centres, research observatory webcasts and sidewalk astronomy events. One of the key goals of this undertaking is to have as many people as possible look through a telescope as Galileo did for the first time 400 years ago.