Friday, November 19, 2010

NASO's first outreach in Western Region

NASO team coordinated by Founder Vice President of NASO and Research Student of Astrophysics, TU, Mr. Sudeep Neupane along with Espro Foundation reached Bhawani Vidhyapeeth (higher secondary school), Phalebas, Parbat for an outreach on 13th Nov, 2010. The four member team (Sudeep Neupane, Suresh Bhattarai & Rijendra Thapa from NASO and Prabodh Pravakar Risal from Espro Foundation/Eureka High School) organized a Training on “How to find Polestar?” for school students from four near by secondary schools. Mr. Sudeep Neupane presented a talk on “Observation Guide to Astronomy” especially encouraging students for naked eye observation and with demonstrations of equipments used to observe, sky maps, and softwares. Students participated in solar observation through solar filters and then enjoyed the movie clips of “Eyes on the Sky” and “Hubble”.

Outreach team with Celestron and Galilioscope waiting for the truck at Kusma, Parbat

Outreach team heading towards the venue

Participants from different schools in the Programme hall

Founder Vice President Mr. Sudeep Neupane presenting his talk

Founder Vice President Mr. Sudeep Neupane presenting his talk

President, Espro Foundation/Principal, Eureka High School, Mr. Prabodh Pravakar Risal talking on Practical approach of science teaching methods

Demonstrations and discussions with students

The day programme was successful to create an interest but the observation session was ruined by cloudy night sky. Very few chances grasped to observe moon in between the clouds.

The outreach team organized a short meeting with teachers about the practical teaching methods on science. Mr. Prabodh Pravakar Risal (President-Espro Foundation, Principal-Eureka High School, Kathmandu) presented his experiences and explained the practical science teaching methods. Mr. Sudeep Neupane shared the idea of Galileo Teachers Trainning Programme (One of the cornerstone project of IYA2009) to prepare well trained teachers around the Globe. The whole programme was facilitated by Social Activist and President of School Management Committee of Bhawani Vidhyapeeth, Mr. Bhola Nath Sharma.

Extra snaps from Phalebas:

Beautiful local farming style

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  1. No one knows where is the fate and luck to unlcuk the opportunities. The things which is very tough to somesone's livelihood but at the same moment it might be most of the interesting and beautiful to others.
    Congratulation goes to Mr. Sudeep Neupane and team inlcuding local host and facilititator a well known social worker Mr. Bhola Nath Sharma for this event. Not least but last all participants from the observation to theoretical ,
    L B Thapa