Sunday, March 25, 2012

International Conference on Astrophysics and Cosmology (ICAC), 19-21 March, 2012

The first International Conference on Astrophysics and Cosmology (ICAC) was organized at CEDA hall, Tribhuvan University, Nepal during March 19-21. The event has its imprints in the young mind to develop our nation through Astrophysical and Cosmological research. ICAC 2012 was a wonderful occasion to communicate with the experts, researchers and students in the field of Astrophysics and Cosmology. The total number of participants was 125 including 42 international (non-nepalese) participants. There were 3 invited talks, 10 special talks and 46 contributory talks. In addition, 27 posters were displayed in the conference. A full list of participants, title and abstracts of presentation can be found on the webpage:

The conference was opened to experts, researchers and students of Astronomy & Cosmology or related areas affiliated to Research Institutions, Universities and Colleges. The purpose of this conference was to bring together experienced as well as young scientists who are interested in working actively on various aspects of astrophysics & cosmology, to exchange their research findings and to expose young minds in the field of astrophysics & cosmology from Nepal.

The conference consisted of two main sessions: Theme session and Technical session. In the Theme session, a set of lectures were delivered from the distinguished invited professors about the current issues and research findings in their relevant field. Researchers and students had an ample opportunity to present their research findings in the Technical session.

ICAC 2012 is completed with the following recommendations:

1. The country should facilitate sufficient infrastructure to carry out research in the field of A&A.

2. Research collaboration is essential to address the unsolved issues in the field of Astrophysical and Cosmological research.

3. Exchange visit program, workshops, seminars, etc should be materializing for young graduates.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Galileo Teacher Training Programme 2012 ( GTTP-2012) in Nepal

The Global Hands On Universe(GHOU) Chapter for Nepal in collaboration with Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and Espro Foundation, Nepal. have announced the Galileo Teacher Training programme on March 31, 2012

If you are teaching science in school or doing science with public in Nepal, do not wait to apply for the event. This training is the unique platform for all science teacher where they will be taught astronomy and space science so that they can give these knowledge back to their students at schools.

As the deadline is less than two weeks away ( Wednusday,March 14, 2012), Spread news to those whom you think to be interested to this programme.

For more details on the GTTP2012-Nepal please visit the The event page is
The registration will be open until 14th March 2012.

Hope to see you all in Kathmandu!

Clear skies!!