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Light a Star for Your Love Ones

Did you still remember the love story of Jamie Sullivan and Landon Carter? If not, I’m going to give you a clue. It was played by Mandy Moore and Shane West. Yes! its the movie, “A Walk to Remember”. To recall some part of the story, Landon discovers that Jamie has a wish list, he sets out to help her accomplish them. One memorable date had Landon taking Jamie to the state line. He excitedly positions her on the line in just the right way, and when Jamie asks him what he’s doing he tells her “You’re in two places at once”. Her face lights up with joy, as she realizes that Landon set out to make her impossible dreams come true. Another interesting part is that when Jamie finally tells Landon that she has terminal leukemia and has stopped responding to treatments. Landon gets upset at first. Jamie tells him the reason why she didn’t tell him because she was moving on with her life and using the time she left but then Landon happened and she fell in love with him. Jamie starts to break down as she says to Landon “I do not need a reason to be angry with God.” and she flees.

Landon continues to fulfill various wishes on Jamie’s list, such as building her a telescope so she can see a comet. Through this process, Landon and Jamie learn more about the nature of love. The movie ends with Jamie’s death, but only after the couple are married in the same chapel as was Jamie’s deceased mother, the event that topped Jamie’s wish list. Landon himself becomes a better person through Jamie’s memory, achieving the goals that he set out to do, like she did.(IMDb)

This Valentines Day,you too can fulfill your love ones’ wish. Aside from giving her a box of chocolate and bouquet of flowers, why not get her a star. Impossible as it may seem but The Mind Museum can make this happen. Celebrate this day of love in a very unique way. Imagine how would your dear will react when she see her name written in the sky beside a twinkling star?

Emblazon our night sky with your love. For only P1000.00 you can say “I love you” by lighting a star in the name of your beloved in the Mind Museum Web-based night sky. What’s more, your donation will help complete the country’s first world-class science museum this December.

This Valentine, give them the stars.

Give a gift of a star and set your love in the sky. Visit http://www.themindmuseum.org/LM/helpbuildit/helpbuildit.html or you can call Ms. Alexandra C. Limcaco at Tel. 818-3601 loc. 3201
*Every donation is recognized by placing your name in our Website; you will receive an electronic “Donor’s Certificate” via e-mail and you can post your sponsorship in Facebook. Also, when The Mind Museum opens, your name will be included in the Donors’ Marker in our galleries!

The Dream Unfolds: SOON!

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National Astronomy Week 2011

I used to work in a planetarium before and I found the profession very interesting. It was an awesome feeling whenever I see people being amazed with the cosmic show. Its like I have the power to manipulate the universe; making the star twinkle and bigger, making the planets rotate as faster as I want, tracing the comet’s path of journey and seeing other heavenly bodies closer which only powerful telescope can do. Its like everything is beyond my reach and control (well, digitally!). Its good to know that even if we do not have yet sent a Filipino in outer space, we are still able to see the universe because of some wonderful people who choose astronomy as their profession and some even make it as a hobby. They’re helping a lot in informing the Filipinos about what’s above the sky, what’s beyond our eyes can see. They serve as our telescope, our window to see wonders of the universe.

This 3rd week of February, the astronomical community in our country will celebrate the annual National Astronomy Week. It is a week long celebration with talks about astronomy, as a hobby and as a profession, telescope and photo exhibits and stargazing session with various astronomical organizations.

This year’s theme is “Astronomy: Transforming the Culture of Learning Toward Nation Building”. I do encourage all of you specially students to attend this event. I have attended one a few years ago and I will never forget the first time I saw the planet Saturn and its rings, the Pleiades and the Great Orion Nebula. My feeling that time was incomparable for I know I am one of only few Filipinos who had given the chance to witness such great wonders.

For your reference, here are some of the event links by different astronomical organizations:
Philippine Astronomical Society NAW 2011
3rd Philippine Astronomy Convention (PAC 2011) by Astronomical League of the Philippines

Proclamation No. 130

Proclamation No. 130

*Photo credit: http://www.astroleaguephils.org/proclamation.jpg
*NAW Links:
1. http://philastro.blogspot.com/2011/01/national-astronomy-week.html
2. http://theskyabove22.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/national-astronomy-week-in-the-philippines-update/
3. http://www.philastrosociety.org/naw2011.htm
4. http://www.astroleaguephils.org/pac.html

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CALL for Photographs of Filipino Scientists at Work!

The Mind Museum will include an exhibit of Filipino scientists at work. We need images with captions of scientists in their geekiest, zaniest poses while at work! So if you have images you can share, please post the images here on our Facebook page. When we select your photo, we will ask you to send the high-resolution versions to us.

Here is what our Facebook follower, Marlon Leoncio Padilla posted in our fan page:

Scientist at Work!

According to Marlon, The man in the photo is scientist/physicist doctor using his gadget to monitor the exact position of the island, and inside his backpack another geek gadget to measure the precise water depth called (BATHYMETRY) during high tide and low tide. All of this for the PROPOSED PASSENGER PORT TERMINAL in CAMSUR, BICOL.

For more updates about the Mind Museum, check our website at www.themindmuseum.org
Send in your photos now, do not forget to like our facebook fanpage. Click here.

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Call for Filipino Scientist

Are you a Filipino Scientist?

If yes, how would you like to inspire young Filipinos to be a scientist like you?

Share your experience as a scientist and why you love science through the Mind Museum – the pioneering world-class science museum in the Philippines to be built in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig on 2011.

A node on the life of a Filipino Scientists will be featured in the Philippine Science Hall, a 200-square meter hall that will showcase the contributions of Filipinos, groups and individuals in science and technology.

Philippine Science Hall

Just answer the following and those who would submit their answered questionnaires would indicate that they are interested to inspire others by sharing how science has touched their lives:

1. What is that you love about science?
2. When and what made you realize that you wanted to do science?
3. What made you choose your current field to be your life’s work?
4. What adventures did you encounter in this field?
5. What would you say is your major contribution in this field? Why?
6. What is its impact and how is it utilized in the Philippines or elsewhere in the world?
7. Who are supporting your ideas and projects now?
8. What kind of support do you need to develop this more?
9. What other projects are you working on right now?
10. What would you want kids who are interested to do science to know about your field?
11. What advice would you give kids about being interested in science?

Please email your reply together with your resume and some pictures in action in your respective fields (at least 300 dpi) on or before February 15, 2011 to:

Carol Tobias-Pobre
Exhibit Manager
The Mind Museum
Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc.

www.themindmuseum.org

Note: All texts in this post is from THE MIND MUSEUM Exhibit Team.

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Science and My Life

Space-age design of The Mind Museum


I can say straightly, that I owe a lot to Science. My college education was sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology and my first ever job happened to be a Planetarium Control Operator. Then after more than three years of exploring the universe inside the dome and endulging myself with different science-related stuff in Science Discovery Center, I am now here helping to build the first ever world class science museum in the Philippines, The Mind Museum. I am an Exhibit Assistant, working as part of the Museum’s Exhibit Engineering group where I will handle the technical and maintenance requirements of the museum, particularly the curatorial aspect.

Philippines' Pioneer and Longest in Service Digistar Planetarium Operator


After I heard about it 2-3 years ago, I have been googling about it and afterwards offered myself  to volunteer in their events and activities. Now that I was hired, I find it very challenging task on my part. I am feeling  mix of emotions. I am nervous but excited at the same time. Nervous, for at first I do not know how will I start, clueless of what will I do, and how will I minggle with other employees. I was glad they made me feel comfortable and I can say they are all helpful and accommodating. Professionals I must say. I am excited for this is the kind of job I am dreaming before.  An opportunity that was never let me experience by my previous employer.  Wearing a corporate attire, no work on weekends and holidays and the job pays good, plus the list of benefits that are really encouraging, very far compare to my first job.

Right now, I am looking forward for the next day. Next day of new learnings, unexpected experience and bright hope. I cannot wait to see the museum rise up and opens for the public to have a deeper understanding of what really science is and how important it is in our daily life. The most important of all is that, “I am part of building and making that dream come true.” Good of luck this 2011 for the entire The Mind Museum Team.

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This Valentine, give them the Stars

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