Saturday, October 11, 2014

World Space Week 2014 at Sarangkot, Pokhara!

This year, we celebrated World Space Week 2014 (WSW2014) with the kids,locals as well as visitors at Sarangkot,Pokhara,Kaski,Nepal during 8-9, 2014. Our team visited had two events as a part of WSW2014: Lunar Eclipse Observation Program on October 8, 2014 and Solar Observation Program on October 9,2014 at Sarangkot, one of the most popular hill near Pokhara Valley.

Photo 1: Children enjoying the sun and the sun spots on October 9, 2014 at Bhanjyang Village Lodge, Sarangkot, Kaski, Nepal 
'We are very lucky to have an opportunity to observe the sun with such telescope at this village',said one of the participant of the event. ' We would like to thank Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO)for choosing this village for the activities and hope to have more events in future for our children', he added.

Nainshi Dwa, who looks after NASO program in Pokhara explained,'The active participation of these children is encouraging us for more program at this place in future. I had a short talk with the locals here and they want us to address their children at school very soon.'

Photo 2: Eclipsed Moon as seen from the Sarangkot (~1,600 m), Pokhara on October 8, 2014 by Manisha Dwa, Project Coordinator at Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO)
'We were almost deprived of watching this great event from this hill as clouds started to hover in the sky and started to rain. Though we planned to photograph Draconids that night, we could only see some of them but could not capture due to shower that took place late night', said Manisha Dwa, Project Coordinator.

We are thrilled with the interest of the kinds there and wish to visit the place again with our another observation program in future.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Second National Astronomy Olympiad- LOGO COMPETITION 2014!

This Festive season, Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) in association with Lotus Holdings Pvt. Ltd. brings you 2nd National Astronomy Olympiad- Logo Competition 2014 with an oppertunity to win a cash prize of NRs 5,000!

First National Astronomy Olympiad -Logo Competition 2013 was a great success which was conducted during December 2013. We expect more designers joining us this year with their innovative ideas and creation to become of part of Second National Astronomy Olympiad which will be held during January to June in Nepal.

Last year, Kapil Rokaya from Bajura bagged the award, who will be the winner this year?


If you are creative, have some skills on desiging, then what are you waiting for? Apply today!

Do you wish to know how to participate in the competition? Here are the rules and regulations for the competition:

Rules & Regulations:

  • The logo must include the following themes: ASTRONOMY, EDUCATION & NEPAL and should reflect Second National Astronomy Olympiad 2015
  • Maximum of five designs can be submitted by a person. Submitted designs must contain the original idea/creation of the designer.  Logos must be created in full colour in JPG formats. The logo specification is width 600 pixels
  • Each design must contain a description of no more than 200 words. Design without description will not be accepted for the competition
  • The deadline for submission is Saturday, 25th October, 2014. Submission after the deadline will not be entertained
  • The best logo will be awarded 5,000 NRs as a cash price and a certificate
  • The decision of the evaluation committee will be final. The copy-write of the selected logo will be of NASO only
  • The submission must be done through email: info.naso[at]gmail.com
Please note the deadline for the submission is Saturday, 25th October, 2014! The result will be announced by the end of October, 2014.


Join us at Walk for Nepal-Dallas 2014!

This November, we are coming to your City, Dallas with Walk for Nepal 2014 for a walkathon to raise funds to National Astronomy Olympiad Programme in Nepal. If you live in Texas and supports our work on outreach, education and research work on Astronomy & Astrophysics in Nepal, join us on November 2, 2014 during 12:00-18:00 Hrs at Bachman Lake, Dallas, 3500 Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75220, USA.


You can join us either registering for the programme or sponsoring our walkers for the walkathon.


Lets work together for better astronomy and space science outreach, education and research in Nepal-Lets walk together :)

For more details on the walkathon, please visit the official website www.walkfornepal.org

!!!Looking forward to welcome you to Dallas!!!