Thursday, March 8, 2018

Happy International Women's Day 2018!

International Women's Day has surely made the world to realise the importance of women participation in different decision making level as well as research activities! One of the most interesting discussion these days is how we can involve women in the interplanetary exploration such as Mars Missions as the biology of men and women are completely different!

If you look at the women's participation in education and research (which is very rare activity for anyone working in Nepal with full of challenge!), you find many women persuing their higher studies in medical sector such as botany or zoology, etc. But there are only few people who took challenge to study physics and finish their PhDs. Prof. Dr. Nilam Shrestha Pradhan is one of three three female PhD in Physics currently working in Nepal and holds strong vision to expand the horizon of women in physics in coming days!

Women in Astronomy Nepal (WIAN), an initiative that Ms. Manisha Dwa started at NASO, is currently helping the team of female physicists in Nepal in preparation of the hosting of a regional level meeting around March/April 2019! For more details about WIAN and its activities, visit .

Interested to be part of the meeting and new initiative of Women in Physics Nepal? Feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Nilam Shrestha Pradhan, Professor & Head at Department of Physics at Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, Ghantaghar, Kathmandu.

Lets press for progress, lets empower and encouarge women and support them for their higher studies in physics/astrophysics/astronomy/space!

Wish you all a very happy International Women's Day 2018!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Workshop in Astronomy & Astrophysics Research on February 27, 2018!

As a part of our new initiative 'Developing Astronomical Skills in Nepal' approved and partially supported by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), we in association with Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) are hosting a one day 'Workshop in Astronomy and Astrophysics Research' for 3rd Year students (preferably taking space science and interested to do projects in space science and astronomy/astrophysics in 4th Year) and B.Sc. 4th year students (preferably doing projects in astronomy/astrophysics or space science) of 4-Year B.Sc. program of Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University and other universities of our Nation.

Interested students are requested to complete their registrations by no later than Friday, February 23, 2018! The travel grant decision will be available by Sunday, February 25, 2018. 

Registration fee is NRs. 100/- only. For registration, call Suresh Bhattarai at 9818734326. You can either pay the registration fee to of your faculty who shared this info to you or pay directly to us via Esewa (ID:9818734326) fund transfer with remarks: workshop registration fee!

Note: Limited partial/full travel grant is available for deserving students. Women are especially encouraged to apply!

The workshop will select 15 students who will be invited for a week long summer school in May-June 2018 to be held in Kathmandu (proposed).

For any queries, please feel free to call/text us at 01-4110344 / 9818734326 or email us at .

Monday, February 12, 2018

5th National Astronomy Olympiad is accepting application till February 15, 2018!

One of the most exciting national science olympiads in Nepal will closes registration from the eligible students on February 15, 2018!

Interested and eligible student can download the application from via
  • Regular Registration fee: 1,000/-
  • Regular Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Late Registration fee: 1,100/- 
  • Extended Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018

The pre-selection (first round) of the most awaited 5th National Astronomy Olympiad 2018 will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at six different cities of Nepal! Dhangadi being the new addition to the list will provide an opportunity for the students in province 6 & 7 to join the competition.

Students from province one can appear for the examination in Biratnagar. We are hosting the exam in province 1 since 2014!

How to apply at NAO2018?
  • Download Application Form and Handbook from
  • Go through the handbook to know details of the program, model questions, syllabus, schedule, etc and most importantly contact details of our focal point in your region.
  • Prepare your application carefully (DO NOT LEAVE THE MOTIVATION SECTION EMPTY).
  • Visit one of the branches of Megha Bank Ltd. nearby you to deposit the application fee.
  • Submit your complete application documents (application form, application fee payment bank deposit slip, copies of SEE marksheet and charecter certificate)

Want to know more? Watch our promotional video below or download NAO2018 Handbook from now!

What's new? Now you can collect your NAO2018 T-shirt with your registration fee! If you have already submitted the application but have not collected the T-shirt, contact our application center where you submitted your application. 

How to collect the T-shirt?
  • Submit your application and tell our collection center your size: L or XL. You can receive your T-shirt on the same day or within a week depending on the collector center and availability of your data to our office in Kathmandu. 

Hurry up and submit your application today!

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