Sunday, April 9, 2017

Winners of 'Student Drawing Workshop on Lunar Exploration 2016' Will Be Awarded on April 12, 2017!

In February, 2016, we organised student drawing workshop on lunar exploration where students expressed their ideas on their perception of lunar exploration! Among all the participants four students were identifed as the winners and scheduled to be awarded during April 2016 as a part of our celebration of International Day of Cosmonautics and Aviation at Russian Center of Science and Culture (RCSC)-Kathmandu.

This month, those students who did their best performance during the workshop will be awarded on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at a special ceremony at RCSC-Kathmandu as a part of our celebration of International Day of Human Space Flight 2017 in Nepal.

Want to know the winners and their drawings? Here you go:
First Position: Aayushi Sapkota (10), class 4, Ankur Vidhyashram, Bijay Chowk, Gausala, Kathmandu

Second Position: Rabgyen Sonam Moktan (10), class 4, The Insight Vision Higher Scondary School, Sukedhara, Kathmandu.

Third Position: Rajaram Khatiwada (12), class 4, The Celebration Co-Ed School, Jorpati, Kathmandu

Forth Position: Susan Magar (12), class 4, Ankur Vidhyashram, Bijay Chowk, Gausala, Kathmandu

Selected students will be awarded certificates and medals on April 12, 2017 at RCSC, Kathmandu during a special program to celebrate International Day of Human Space Flight 2017.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

First Selection Round Result of 4th National Astronomy Olympiad 2017 is now available!

We are pleased to announce the result of the first selection round exam of 4th National Astronomy Olympiad 2017 which was held on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The selection exams were held at Itahari, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Pokhara and Butwal (new exam center).

Here is the press released issued today on the result. For more details, please feel free to visit www.nationalolympiad.org



Below is the list of selected students who will now go through pre-closed camp via online. During the pre-closed camp (second round), students will provided at least three assigments via online and the 20 best performers will be selected for the closed camp.

During the closed camp, students will be trainned on different aspects of astrophysics and tested. Among 20 stduents, top five will be announced as the winners of NASO2017 with highest scorer as an absolute winner of the year.

We would like to congratulate all the selected students for the second round and look forward to their best performaces!

If you have any queries related to our astronomy olympiad program, please feel free to visit www.nationalolympiad.org or call us at +977-1-4110344 (office).

Thank you!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Six Asteroids Identified during first 'All-Nepal Asteroid Search Campiagn 2017'

All-Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign 2017 held during January 19 till February 18, 2017 has become one of the most successful asteroid search program in Nepal since 2012; as six asteroids have been indentified by the participants.
During the campaign, five teams were provided with necessary software, guidelines and 180 image sets taken by The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (PanSTARRS). In the campaign, participating teams analysed nearly 108,000 moving objects! Pan-STARRS currently consists of two 1.8 meter Ritchey–Chr├ętien telescopes located at Haleakala in Hawaii, USA.
There were four teams from Kathmandu Valley and one team from Pokhara during this campaign. They comprised of students from high school to university level  as well as faculties who received hands-on experience on astronomical research for the first time!

All-Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign is our collaborative program with International Astronomical Search Campaign (IASC), USA in order to provide our students an access to the world-class data and provide an opportunity to get engaged in research activities. While global education system is moving ahead with research based practices, this program aims to encourage our students in research activities since school level in Nepal.