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Paper: The Establishment of an Astrophysics Course in the Philippines through the IAU TAD
Volume: 289, The Proceedings of the IAU 8th Asian-Pacific Regional Meeting, Volume I
Page: 145
Authors: Celebre, C. P.
Abstract: The Japanese Government through its Cultural Grant-aid Program, donated a 45-cm telescope to the Government of the Philippines. It was installed at the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory in May 2000. Its installation had made the officials of PAGASA realize the need to establish an undergraduate astrophysics course in the country. The course will be more economical and practical, compared to training courses and fellowships requested from abroad. It was planned to be established in cooperation with the IAU-TAD and the National Institute of Physics of the University of the Philippines. The activity is discussed in detail in this paper.
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