Monday, January 8, 2018

Get Ready for the 5th National Astronomy Olympiad on February 17, 2018!

Following the great success of our previous versions of the olympiad in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017; the application for the 5th National Astronomy Olympiad was opened on December 10, 2017! This year, we will have exam centers at Biratagar, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Butwal and Dhangadi. We are adding one major cities each year so that students have better access to this program in Nepal.

***NAO2018 Application Form and Handbook from our website: ***

How to apply at NAO2018?
  • Download Application Form and Handbook from
  • Go through the handbook to know details of the program, model questions, syllabus, schedule, etc and most importantly contact details of our focal point in your region.
  • Prepare your application (DO NOT LEAVE THE MOTIVATION SECTION EMPTY) carefully.
  • Visit one of the branches of Megha Bank Ltd. nearby you to deposit the application fee.
  • Submit your complete application documents (application form, application fee payment bank deposit slip, copies of SEE marksheet and charecter certificate)

 Currently Nepal has three National Science Olympiads: Physics, Astronomy & Mathematics that go to International Olympiads. You can get registration details about Physics and Mathematics Olympiads on their respective websites.

National Astronomy Olympiad started in 2014 and growing slowly providing a better opportunity to the participants to learn from each others during its closed camp sessions.

In December, orientation programs on astronomy olympiad program were held in Chitwan and Pokhara providing interested students to know more about the program in person.

Photo 1: Orientation program held on December 30, 2017 at Panaroma Institute, Hakimchowk, Baratpur, Chitwan

Photo 2: Orientation program held on December 31, 2017 at Quantum Leap, Mahendrapool, Pokhara, Kaski.

Students can visit any of the application centers listed in NAO2018 Handbook to get more information about the program.

***NAO2018 Application Form and Handbook from our website: ***

As a student need to deposit the application fee at Bank and include slip in the application, we strongly encourage interested students to complete their application before the deadline! 

Photo 3: NAO2018 T-shirt to each registered participants from Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO).
How to collect the T-shirt?
  • Submit your application and tell our collection center your size: L or XL. You can receive your T-shirt on the same day or within a week depending on the collector center and availability of your data to our office in Kathmandu. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Application Opens for the 5th National Astronomy Olympiad 2018!

We are pleased to open the application for the 5th National Astronomy Olympiad 2018 in Nepal! Interested students who are currently studying at high school or completed high school and will join the university program in 2018 can participate in the program. Participant should not be more than 20 years old by June 30, 2018!

The first round of selection will be held at different cities on Saturday, February 17, 2018! The application deadline is Friday, February 9, 2018.

NAO2018 Application Form and Handbook are now available at

Currently, we have five application centers located in Biratnagar, Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara and Butwal. Details on the application centers, contact persons and contact details are listed below: 

Interested to know more about our olympiad program? Please feel free to contact our office (41103440 for an orientation program at your college/city!

Friday, December 8, 2017

NASO 5th National Astronomy Olympiad Logo Competition Result Announced Today!

We are pleased to announce the winners of our NASO 5th National Astronomy Olympiad Logo Competition!

Lets congratulate the winners for their worderful works:
  • First Prize: Safal Shrestha
  • Second Prize: Ayush Pandey
  • Third Prize: Surya Gyawali
The competition was open during September 25-November 15, 2017. Our judges carefully evaluated all the logos. The judging panel included NASO executives, astronomy olympiad committee members and teachers selected for the astronomy olympiad exposure camp which was held in India during last month.

The First Prize Logo designed by Safal Shrestha

Safal Shrestha, 16 years science student currently studying at class 11 at Capital College and Research Center (CCRC), Koteshwor, Kathmandu, expressed, “It was an unimaginable moment for me to achieve first place in the logo designing competition where many skilled people had participated alongside me. It was the first competition I entered related to graphic design. I had put all my hard work in this design and all the skills I’ve learnt since I laid my hands on Photoshop one and a half years ago. I’d like to thank NASO for making me believe that passion is everything and I’m really delighted to get such opportunity.”

The Second Prize Logo designed by Ayush Pandey

The Third Prize Logo designed by Surya Gyawali

The first prize winning logo will be used as an official logo for our 5th National Astronomy Olympiad 2018.

The winning logos will get cash prize of NRs. 5, 000/-, NRs. 1, 000/- and NRs. 500/- with certificates respectively during a ceremony organized in Kathmandu in 2018.

Waiting for the astronomy olympiad?
Application for the 5th National Astronomy Olympiad 2018 will be opened at soon!