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.

Monday, May 28, 2018

2nd NASO Women in Science Award 2018 Announced!

We are pleased to announced the result of the 2nd NASO Women in Science Award 2018! This year the student and professional categories will be awarded to Ms. Shreeti Shrestha, B.E. Computer Engineering student at Pulchowk Engineering Campus, IOE, TU and Er. Promosha Mishra, Computer Engineer at Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) respectively. The award includes cash prize, trophy and certificates. 

Shreeti Shrestha says, It’s really a great honour to receive this prestigious award of NASO as Women in Science Ambassador 2018. Winning this award is more like a motivation than an achievement. Thank you NASO for boosting me up to keep pushing forward and make more contributions in science in days to come.

Er. Promisha Mishra expressed, "Lets move one step ahead to create women's confidence in science. Lets share the achievements of women in science. One step towards towards recognition and honor and inspirations. This year lets work to women's networking for science."

This year, we received total of 40 applications from eligible candidates from Nepal and abroad which were carefully reviewed via three stages.

Dr. Sandra Magnus, former American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and NASA Astronaut will distribute the awards during special event at Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Khumaltar, Lalitpur on Wednesday, May 30, 2018!

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

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Astronomy & Robotics Outreach at the 5th Kantipur HISSAN EduFair 2018

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) in support of Southwestern State College and social media group Daari Gang organized an outreach campaign to help the new generation know about space science, astronomy, and robotics at the 5th Kantipur HISSAN EduFair 2018, May 24 - 27, 2018 held in Kathmandu.



The campaign included solar observation and robotics display too which helped many visitors to observe the sun and various robots. Since the campaign was targeted to SEE students who came there to select their college for higher studies, we helped them to understand the importance of practical study in science and technological field.


During this event, around three thousand visitors got chance to observe the sun and know their presence in the universe. Many young minds got new motivation for their higher studies. The campaign was also attended by famous actors like Bipin Karki, Manoj Gajurel, Ex-Dean of Purbanchal University and many famous personalities.