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Saturday, 1st Feb 2020
Tao at Kalawakan Public Programs

Event Admin: Mynila’s Choice

Up Jorge B Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

02:00 PM

The Vargas Museum invites everyone to T&K Talks: Contemporary Discourses in Picturing the Cosmos in Philippine Context and Tao at Kalawakan: An Urban Astronomy Workshop, the public programs of Tao at Kalawakan, an exhibition curated by Karl Albais at the Vargas Museum. Both events will be held on 1 February 2020.

T&K Talks will look, in particular, on how our immersion and preoccupation with nature, primarily with the stars, can make us see a glimpse of our own humanity. Speakers Mark Joseph Magallon, Roi Cedric Lichangco, and Joanne Pacis will share their insights on astrophotography, envisioning the Philippine Space Agency architecturally, and astrotourism, respectively. The talk will be held at the 1F West Wing Video Room of the Vargas Museum from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM on 1 February 2020. Admission is free but seats are limited; register at

Tao at Kalawakan: An Urban Astronomy Workshop will introduce interested individuals to astronomy and astronomical equipment. Participants will learn how to identify celestial objects, constellations, and planets in the night sky through an introductory lecture on astronomy. The workshop also includes free telescope viewing and a short lecture on astrophotography. The Urban Astronomy Workshop will be held at the UP Sunken Garden from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM on 1 February 2020. To secure a slot in workshop, register at

Confirmation emails will be sent to registered participants for each event.

Tao at Kalawakan, an exhibition curated by Karl Albais, is part of the Curatorial Development Workshop Exhibitions which will run at the Vargas Museum until 7 March 2020. The Curatorial Development Workshop Exhibitions is the culmination of the 2018 Curatorial Development Workshop, organized by Japan Foundation, Philippine Contemporary Art Network, and Vargas Museum.
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