Sunday, March 14, 2010

Impact of Astronomical Outreach in Nepalese Society,CAP2010, cape Town, SOuth Africa, March 15-19,2010

Mr.Riwaj Pokhrel, who is ppne of the founder member of Nepal Astronomcal Society (NASO)and also a research student of astrophyiscs at Central Department of Physics(CDP) of Tribhuvan University(TU), has left for South Africa this afternoon in order to participate in a conference entitled 'Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2010 (CAP 2010) — Building on the International Year of Astronomy 2009' (for details go to: which is going to be held in Ritz Hotel, Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa during 15–19 March, 2010.

Duirng the conference, he will perssent a paper entitled Impact of Astronomical Outreach in Nepalese Society .He will be discussing about the academic status of astronomy and satrophysics in Nepal mainly focusing on astronomical outreach that were carried out during IYA2009 and its imptact in Nepalese Society. he will discuss about the future possibilities of Astronomy in Nepal.

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