Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Solar Outreach with Uniglobe HSS at Godawari!

Today, we had solar observation for ~500 high school students from Uniglobe Higher Secondary School at Godawari as a part of their field trip. During the program, students were provided an opportunity to observe the sun through Personal Solar Telescope and 8 inch SkyWatcher Dobsonian telescope. Students will now prepare their reports on the sun and submit as a partial fullfillment of their internal evaluation.

Photo 1: Mr. Surya Gyawali, NAO2015 delegate and NASO Club member setting up the PST for solar observation.

Photo 2: Mr. Suresh Bhattarai, explaining about the sun and its features to the participants

During the program, Ms. Manisha Dwa, project coordinator explained our activities and how students can get involve while Denisha Sapkota and Surya Gyawali handled the solar observation with PST.

Mr. Suresh Bhattarai, our executive chairman, conducted the solar observation with 8 inch SkyWatcher Dobsonian for the participants. He also explained different features of the sun to the participants.

The observation opportunity was the first for all the students with such arrangement! 

Interested to host such program for your students? Please feel free to contact our office!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

MechTRIX7.0: 7th National Mechanical Engineering Exhibition 2017 held at IOE, Pulchowk!

MechTRIX7.0: The 7th National Mechanical Engineering Exhibition was held at Pulchowk Engineering Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University during Febuary 3-5, 2017! This year the exhibition theme was 'Innovation for Sustaibility'. Society of Mechanical Engineering Students (SOMES) was formed in 2007 at Department of Mechanical Engineering at Pulchowk Engineering Campus started this national exhibition in order to provide a national platform for the students and exxhbitors to share their innovation.

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) was one of the supporting organisations of the exhibition including Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Robotics Association of Nepal (RAN), Nepal Telecom Authority (NTA), Alternetive Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) and others.

We also has a stall to provide latest information about our programs during the exhibition. More than 2,000 visitors stopped by our stall and enjoyed solar observation as well as information sessions on our various programs at 7th National Mechanical Engineering Exhibition, February 3-5, 2017!

We would like to thank Sushant TnahsusSurya GyawaliDenisha SapkotaShruti BhattaraiPoudel AashishBijaya LuitelPrabin Shrestha and Suman Kc for their active participations at our stall conducting observation program and information session during the exhibition!

If you would like to have our stall at your exhibition, please feel free to contact our office!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Pre-registration opens for 4th National Astronomy Olympiad 2017!

With the success of three National Astroonomy Olympiad in Nepal, we are please to announce the call for pre-registration to upcoming 4th National Astronomy Olympiad 2017! Click here for the pre-registration form!


What is National Astronomy Olympiad?
The National Astronomy Olympiad Program is a national educational program designed by Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and ESPRO Foundation to encourage Nepalese students who pursue further studies in Physics, Maths, Astronomy & Space Science.

Who can participate in this olympiad?
Nepali students who is less than twenty years on June 30th of the year of the competition and have not enrolled at any university level program are eligible for the program.

There will be several screening before we announce top five ounstanding students of the year. Top five outstanding students will get an opportunity to attend International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics of the year.

For more details about this program, feel free to visit: www.nepalastronomicalsociety.org/olympiad