Thursday, September 30, 2010

Public conference at Russian cultural centre on `Unlocking the mysteries of the Universe'

Dr. Giorgio Palumbo, professor of Bologna University Italy is presenting on the public conference `Unlocking the mysteries of the Universe’ at Russian Cultural Centre Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu on Oct.13, 2010 from 4:00pm-5:00pm during his visit to Nepal for attending INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON"Accretion and Outflow in Black Hole Systems"Kathmandu, Nepal, October 11 - 15, 2010. The conference is organized jointly by the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), the Observatorio Astronomico of Roma (INAF/OAR), the Italian Space Agency and its Data Center (ASI/ADSC), the Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (INAF/IASF Bologna), the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (Warsaw), and the Central Department of Physics of the Tribhuvan University (Kathmandu). Every interested people are welcomed in the conference.


Starting with the short description of the Big Bang and first few moments; a general description of the birth, evolution and eventually death of stars will lead to Neutron stars and Black Holes. This cosmological part will serve as an introduction to the continuous aggregation of star ejecta after supernova explosions and star formation. Attention will be given to the dust component in clouds and the combination of heavy elements with Hydrogen to form organic molecules of pre-biotic type. The lecture will conclude with the formation of solar systems and the origin and possibly cosmic presence of life.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

International Observe the Moon Night-Nepal- September 18, 2010

Observation Programme at Jorpati, Kathmandu, 18 Sep, 2010
Photo Credit: Mr. Sudeep Neupane, Founder Vice President, NASO

Thursday, September 9, 2010

NASO participates in the one day US-India workshop on World Wide Telescope, September 4, 2010 at IUCAA, Pune, India

A group of Nepalese delegates comprising Rishi Shah, Academician-Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Founder President-Nepal Astronomical Society(NASO); Madenra Subedi, Founder Treasurer-NASO and Suresh Bhattarai, Founder Secretary-NASO, Research student- St. Xavier's College, Kathmandu, Nepal actively participated in the one day Workshop on world Wide Telescope at Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India on September 4,2010. The event was This event was co-hosted by Microsoft Research,California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and IUCAA.

World Wide Telescope created by Microsoft is a computer program that runs under Microsoft Windows client. It allows users to convert there computer into a virtual telescopethat accesses the virtual sky, not only in optical wavelengths butalso in other bands. There are full-sky images in spectral bands rangingfrom radio to gamma-rays. There are also thousands of individual studyimages of various astronomical objects from space telescopes such as theHubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope in infrared,the Chandra X-ray Observatory, COBE, WMAP, ROSAT, IRAS, GALEX aswell as many other space and ground based telescopes. It allowsusers to view the Sun, Moon, planets, and their moons in theircurrent positions.It is a great tool for the initial study and teaching Astronomy.The computer programme allows users to run various tours those arecreated by other users and one can also make their own tours.

NASO will create the Nepalese version of the WWT so that Nepalese can enjoy the WWT in their own Language :-)

Monday, September 6, 2010

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "Accretion and Outflow in Black Hole Systems" Kathmandu, Nepal, October 11 - 15, 2010

It's a great news that the International Conference on "Accretion and Outflow in Black Hole Systems" is going to be held in Kathmandu,Nepal during October 11-15, 2010 whose scientific scope will be understanding of the process of accretion onto the central black hole and outflows from the system (including the jet formation) in BH binaries, AGNs and GRBs.

For more about the conference can be found in the official website of the conference:

As the deadline was July 31,2010; please contact the LOC for further quarries on registration! I hope you will be able to make! If you never try, you know what can be happened. So, contact LOC as soon as possible.

Welcome to the land of Himalaya :-)