Monday, July 23, 2018

Join us during the longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century!

On July 27-28, 2018, humanity on earth will witness the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. In order to provide you an opportunity in Nepal, we will be hosting an observation on that night from our office with our different telescopes.

Don't want to miss the opportunity? Click here to register now! 

Attending the event means you get a first-hand opportunity to meet and ask your relevant questions on eclipses to our people.

Registered participants are welcomed after 11:30 PM, July 27, 2018. The observation will be open till 4:30 AM, July 28, 2018. 

Don't want to miss the opportunity? Click here to register now!

We have already coordinated with the Department of Hydrology & Meteorology, Nepal for the 'Special Weather Bulletin for Total Lunar Eclipse'. Let's hope for the clear weather!

If you have any queries, please free to send a text message as TLE2018 <Space>Your Name <Space>Your Queries at 9818734326.

Let's witness this unique celestial event with your family at our place! Looking forward to welcoming you!

Friday, July 20, 2018

NAO2018: Seventeen students selected for the Closed Camp, August 3-10, 2018!

We are pleased to announce the result of the pre-closed camp of the 5th National Astronomy Olympiad 2018. The pre-closed camp was held during May 25-June 30, 2018.

The first round i.e. entrance exam of the 5th National Astronomy Olympiad 2018 was held on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Based on the performance of the participants, a total of thirty-three (33) students were selected for the second round i.e. pre-closed camp.

During the pre-closed camp, students were assigned to built astronomical instruments, prepare reports and presentation. They were also assigned to community outreach as a part of the session. As a part of the pre-closed camp, more than four thousand (4,000) students from thirty-nine (39) schools at ten (10) different districts at four different provinces namely province one, province three, province Gankadi and province five got an opportunity to witness the sun via solar eclipse glasses and know more about the astronomy. 

Selected seventeen students will undergo closed camp session to be held at Southwestern State College, Basundhara, Kathmandu during August 3-10. 2018. 

Congratulations to all the selected students! We wish them all the best for your best performance during the closed camp! 

Interested to be a part of it but missed to apply this year? Get all the updates here:

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Meet and Greet an Astronaut with Dr. Sandra H. Magnus and Award Ceremony!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) in association with Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) organized an event to award and motivate the young generation working in the field of science in Nepal. The chief guest of the event was Dr. Sandra Magnus (Former Astronaut of NASA) who helped students in the program to know about space science and its possibilities in our environment.

The event was attended by around 150 people which included mainly students and teachers who had their keen interest in space science. They all were glad to know about space science from the person who had already been 135 days in space. "Ask an Astronaut" session helped students to present their question and know about science and technology.

Dr. Sandra H Magnus is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She served as the executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession from October 2012 until January 2018. While at NASA, Dr. Magnus worked extensively with the international community, including the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), as well as with Brazil on the facility-type payload.

In the very occasion, the Second  Women in Science Awards were also given to Ms. Shreeti Shrestha, B.E. Computer Engineering student at Pulchowk Engineering Campus, IOE, TU and Er. Promisha Mishra, Computer Engineer at Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) respectively. The award included a cash prize, trophy and certificates. 

Also, the winner of First National Space Art Competition were awarded with telescopes, medals and certificates respectively. It gave them more motivation for continuing their passion in the field of science.

The winners of 4th National Astronomy Olympiad 2017 were also awarded by Dr. Sandra Magnus. Many professor and teacher along with chief guest Dr. Sandra Magnus presented their topics to help the student know about the possibilities of science and technology.

This year, the cash prize is sponsored by Er. Rishi Shah, Academician at NAST and patron at NASO and Trophies and certificates are sponsored by Er. Nancy Dwa, one of the Board of Directors at NASO respectively.