Friday, September 5, 2014

APPLY NOW:National Astronomy Olympiad- Teacher Training 2014

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) announces call for application for the teacher training programme that will be conducted during the second week of November 2014. Applicants are requested to fill this form keeping the following points under consideration:
  • Maximum of five teachers will be selected for the programme
  • Applicants should be a current student of M.Sc. Physics or M.Sc. Physics graduate with Astrophysics as his/her major
  • Selected applicants will be obliged to volunteer during the Second National Astronomy Olympiad 2015 that will be conducted during January-June 2015
  • Applicants are requested to submit their latest CV to after submitting this form with a Subject: NAO2015-Applicant's Name

There is no registration fees for this training programme. Selected applicants will be responsible for their travel to the training location and back on their own.

Are you interested to this programme? The online form for the registration is available here.

The deadline for the registration is Monday, September 15, 2014. Applicants will be notified about the their selection via email and telephone on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

NAO-2014 Starts Crowd Funding Campaign: Lets be a part of great initiative in Nepal!

National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 (NAO-2014) started its crowd-funding campaign with a goal of 14,000 USD at IndieGoGo on June 22, 2014. Please click here for the campaign page. The campaign send on July 31, 2014. 

Photo 1: NAO-2014 Crowd-Funding Campaign at 

The funding will be used to cover the expenses incurred during NAO-2014, First Astronomy Olympiad in Nepal, and to facilitate the participation of the 7 members Nepalese Delegation to 8th International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) during August 1-11, 2014 at Suceava, Romania.

Photo 2: Winners of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 (NAO-2014), First National Astronomy OLympiad, in Nepal held during January-June, 2014.

NAO-2014 presents a short video to tell you the story of The First Astronomy Olympiad in Nepal

Nepalese Delegation will be lead by Mr. Suresh Bhattarai, Program Coordinator of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 Organizing Committee and . The team will be co-lead by Ms. Manisha Dwa, Project Cooridinator at Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and member of NAO-2014 Organzing Committee.

We would like to request all our readers for their valuable contributions for our challenging initiative in Nepal. 

If you have any queries related to the Campaign or to NAO-2014, please feel free to contact NAO Secretariat:

National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 (NAO2014)

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO)
H.B. Complex, P.O.Box 3459, 
Ekantakuna, Lalitpur, Nepal

Mobile: +977-9843 70 82 48

Email: astro.olympiad [at]

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Congratulations to All 5 Winners of NAO2014!

National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 (NAO-2014) Organizing Committee has announced the result of NAO-2014, First National Astronomy Olympiad in Nepal.

We would like to congratulate all the winners of NAO2014 and wish them all the best for their performance in 8th International Olympiad in Astronomy & Astrophysics (IOAA) during August 1-11, 2014 in Suceava, Romania.

NAO2014 Organizing Committee has issued a press release on the first astronomy Olympiad Delegation representing Nepal in 8th International Olympiad in Astronomy & Astrophysics (IOAA) in Romania.

The National Astronomy Olympiad (NAO) Programme is jointly designed by Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and ESPRO Foundation to encourage Nepalese students with good foundations in Physics and Mathematics and an interest in Astronomy to pursue their further studies in this field.