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.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Registration Open for "4th National Astronomy Olympiad 2017"!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) is pleased to announce application open for the 4th National Astronomy Olympiad 2017 (NAO2017) today! Students can submit their application till Wednesday, March 22, 2017! Please feel free to visit www.nationalolympiad.org for all the details.

NAO2017 will be held in Nepal during March-June, 2017. Students can visit our office in Kathmandu or meet our representatives (nearest) to submit their application forms.

Please note that the entrance exam will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 during during 12:00 PM- 2:00PM.

Please click here to download Handbook of 4th National Astronomy Olympiad 2017 (NAO2017). Application form is available here.

Students who are currently studying upto grade XII or recently graduated but has not joined any university program is eligible to apply. S/he must be less than 20 years on 30th June, 2017!


NAO2017 Logo desined by Mr. Samrat Rai, permanent resident of Sunsari, Nepal.


Where to apply?
Application form is available here: www.nepalastronomicalsociety.org/olympiad. We strongly encouage you to read the NAO2017:Handbook carefully while preparing your application and for the entrance exam.

You can submit the dully fill in and submit it to one of our collection centers as listed below:


How to apply for NAO2017?
  • Collect Application Form from one of the places mentioned above or download from nepalastronomicalsociety.org/olympiad
  • Deposit the application fee: NRs 1,000/- at our bank account. Below are the details of our bank account: 
Mega Bank Nepal Limited
A/C Name  : Nepal Astronomical Society   
A/C No.       : 001 001 027 9643 NPR

(while making deposit, please make sure you write your full name instead of your signature)
  • Submit the duly filled application form, photocopies of SLC marksheet & character certificate and deposit slip at one of the centers
  • Attend entrance exam. Details of the exam centers will be available prior to the selection exam.
Looking forward to welcome you one of the most awaited olympiad in the nation! 

Apply today! If you don't try, you will never know your potential. If you apply, you will get to realise who you are! 

For any queries, feel free to write us at our facebook page: www.fb.com/NepalAstronomicalSociety

We wish you all the best for your success! 

Winners of 4th NASO National Astronomy Olympiad Logo Competition 2017 announced today!

Nepal Astronomical Society is pleased to announce the winners of 4th NASO National Astronomy Olympiad Logo Competition 2017 which was held during December 29, 2016 till January 31, 2017. The winners will be provided cash prizes: NRs 5,000/-, NRs 1,000/- and NRs 500/- and Certificates during one of the ceremonies in Kathmandu in 2017.

We would like to congratulate Mr. Samrat Rai from Sunsari, Mr. Rahul Shrestha from Kathmandu and Mr. Parakhee Maila Tamang fromSindhuli for bagging first, second and third prize with their best creations respectively.

An evaluation committe was formed to evaluate all the logos received during the competition this year. Members of the evaluation committee were Mr. Suresh Bhattarai, Chairman- NASO, Ms. Manisha Dwa, Project Coordinator -NASO, Mr. Laxman Dangol, Magaging Director at RevoScience Monthly Magazine and Mr. Jaydev Koirala, Senior Designer.

Photo 1:The first prize winning logo designed by Samrat Rai. 
Here is how Mr. Samrat Rai,first prize winner reacted upon hearing the selection:
Thank you for choosing my design as the winner of the 4th NASO National Astronomy Olympiad Logo Competition 2017. I'm very happy and I feel privileged that my design will be the official logo for your event. I'm thankful to NASO for organizing this competition and allowing designers like me to showcase their skills. I'm also very grateful to my friends who encouraged me to take part in this competition. Lastly, I feel honored to be a small part of the NASO family. Thank you. Peace!!"
Photo 2:The second prize winning logo designed by Rahul Shrestha. 

Here is how Mr. Rahul Shrestha,second prize winner reacted upon hearing the selection:
"It is always a pleasure to have your work appreciated. To be the second prize winner I feel nothing less than honored; this announcement adds greatly to my exuberance. I heartily thank and admire Nepal Astronomical society for providing such opportunity."

Photo 3:The third prize winning logo designed by Parakhee Maila Shrestha.
The first prize logo will be used as an official logo for 4th National Astronomy Olympiad 2017– Nepal! National Astronomy Olympiad started in Nepal since 2014. 

Students who Student who is currently studying at high school (upto class 12) or high school graduate who has not joined university program is eligible to apply for 4th National Astronomy Olympiad 2017 .Also s/he must be less than twenty years on 30th June of this year.

Interested to know more about astronomy olympiad, feel free to explore: www.nepalastronomicalsociety.org/olympiad