Friday, April 11, 2014

Pralaya Sessions Yuri's Night Special available now!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) proudly presents "Pralaya Sessions Yuri's Night 2014 Special" , the third annual celebration on Pralaya Sessions!

Pralaya sessions with DJ Prakrity is a weekly uplifting electronic music radio show, a trance.com.np production, and an official fundraiser for Hoste Hainse, a Kathmandu-based non-profit NGO, which supports the education of underprivileged children in Nepal. Pralaya Sessions is now available at www.rvlradio.com as well!!!

For direct listen link: http://tinyurl.com/pralaya146


Pralaya Sessions is now available as a free podcast on itunes... search for us and subscribe!

You can consider signing up for our $2-a-month drive @www.hostehainse.org/donate. all major credit cards accepted, and once you sign up, it will bill your credit card $2 every month. $2 a month may not be much for you, but that's $24 a year, and with 3 such recurring donations we will have collected $72 a year, which educates an underprivileged child for an entire year. So, please sign up and get 2 more friends to sign up! thank you!


Wish you all a happy Yuri's Night 2014!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Nepal Celebrates 80th Birth Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin- First Man in Space!

Russian Centre of Science and Culture Kathmandu (RCSC-Kathmandu), Nepal Academy of Science & Technology (NAST), B.P. Koirala Memorial Planetarium, Observatory and Science Museum Development Board, Nepal Physical Society, Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and Nepal Science Olympiad are jointly organised a solemn meeting to mark the Cosmonautic Day (April 12) and the 80th Birth Anniversary of the first man in space-Yuri Gagarin at 3:30 PM -5:00 PM, April 9, 2014 at RCSC-Kathmandu.

Photo 1: Dr. Rishi Shah, Academician-Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and President-Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) delivering his experience on Yuri Gagrin's flight to space and the sensation brought to world.

Monday, April 7, 2014

National Astronomy Olympiad (NAO2014) Pre-Selection Result out now!

This is to notify that the result of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 (NAO2014) pre-selection exam held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 conducted by Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and ESPRO Foundation for the participation in 8th International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics to be held in Romania is published.

The following candidates (alphabetical in order) have been qualified for the next step for the further selection of 5 final participants.




The selected candidates are requested to contact at:

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO)

H.B. Complex, P.O.Box 3459, Ekantakuna, Lalitpur, Nepal

Mobile: +977-9843 70 82 48

Email: astro.olympiad@gmail.com


Friday, April 4, 2014

A Solemn Meeting To Mark The Cosmonautic Day (April 12) & The 80th Birth Anniversary Of The First Man In Space- Yuri Gagarin

Russian Centre of Science and Culture Kathmandu (RCSC-Kathmandu), Nepal Academy of Science & Technology (NAST), B.P. Koirala Memorial Planetarium, Observatory and Science Museum Development Board, Nepal Physical Society, Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and Nepal Science Olympiad are jointly organizing a solemn meeting to mark the Cosmonautic Day (April 12) and the 80th Birth Anniversary of the first man in space-Yuri Gagarin at 3:00 PM, April 9, 2014.


If you are interested to take part in this grand celebration of Yuri's Night in Nepal and meet the people from the organizations which have been doing excellent work for S & T in Nepal, you are requested to fill in this form by 5:00 PM, April 8, 2014. 

Please note that we have limited seat available and will be available on first come first serve basis and based on your motivation to be part of this event. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS 5:00 PM, APRIL 8, 2014. 

Friday, January 31, 2014

Solar Observation & Photo Exhibition at Jyoti Kunj Secondary School Pokhara!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) in coordination with Pokhara Astronomical Society (PAS), western chapter, organized one day Astrophoto Exhibition and Solar Observation Session during the Science Exhibition at Jyoti Kunj Secondary School, Pokhara, Nepal. The school management has announced three day celebration of their 25th Anniversary with different programs during January 29-31, 2014.

Photo 1: Curious minds looking at the astrophotos and the telescopes during the science exhibition at Jyoti Kunj Secondary School, Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal on January 30, 2014.

Photo 2: Father explaining the astrophotos to his young son during Science Exhibition at Jyoti Kung Secondary School, Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal on January 30, 2014.


Photo 3: Suresh Bhattarai, co-founder and secretary of Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) with volunteers during the Science Exhibition at Jyoti Kunj Secondary School, Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal on January 30, 2014.
Photo 4: Coverage of the event on Adarsa Samaaj, National Nepali Daily, published from Pokhara on January 31, 2014.

Photo 5: Curious students waiting for the observation of Sun and its spots through Personal Solar Telescope (PST) during the Observation Session at Jyoti Kunj Secondary School, Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal on January 30, 2014.
We would like to thank Volunteers: Jyoti Sharma, Kabita Ghimire, Suresh Baral and Surendra Adhikari for their precious time and dedication.

If you are willing to organize such events at your place, please feel free to contact us. To know more about our regular as well as special programs, we recommend you to follow us here and our facebook page and twitter page
Photo 6: Happiness after the reaction of a child when she managed to see the Sun and the spots during the solar observation session at Jyoti Kunj Secondary School, Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal on January 30, 2014 organized to celebrate 25th Anniversary of the school.
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We're looking forward to reach more people with our exciting events enrishing the knowledge of young minds of Nepal!


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Quadrantid Meteors Captured from Kathmandu, Nepal!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) organized Quadrantid Meteor Shower Observation Campaign at Pharping, an ancient city of Kathmandu Valley, nearby Dakshinkali Temple on January 3-4, 2014. A five members team from NASO performed photography session, night sky observation session and solar observation session during the campaign. 

Photo 1: Quadrantid Meteor Captured By Mr. Kishor Acharya during the Landscape Astrophotography Session on January 4, 2014 during peak hours of the shower.

We are very thankful to www.nepanews.com and www.nagariknews.com  for publishing the work of Manisha Dwa as front page pictures on January 4, 2014.
Photo 3: Screenshot of the website www.nepalnews.com with our work.

Photo 4: Screenshot of the website www.nagariknews.com with our work.


We are also thankful to Nagarik National Nepali Daily for publsihing a news on January 5, 2014 about work work and picture of Quadrantid Meteor taken by Ms. Manisha Dwa which might be the first of its type published in Nepali National Daily till date!

We would like to thank all the team memebers for their effort to make this campaign a great success and  congratulate Ms. Manisha Dwa and Mr. Kishor Acharya for their success to capture Quadrantids in their frames!

We're continuously working hard to produce great astrophotos and will sharing with you all soon!



Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Wish You All Happy New Year 2014 !

We would like to thank all our readers and supporters in Nepal and abroad for their support, comments and feedback during last year.We wish to have more support, comment and constructive feedback during 2014 enabling us to implement some of our flagship programs on Astronomy & Space Science in Nepal!


Lets work for the another progressing year for astronomy and space science outreach, education and research in Nepal! HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!