Sunday, March 3, 2013

Astronomy with Orphans in Pokhara

Pokhara Astronomical Society (PAS) successfully conducted the first astronomy outreach program at Annapurna self Sustaining Orphan Homes, Batulechour, Pokhara which is a self sustaining Orphan Homes. The program was attended by fifty orphans who looked at the Moon and its surface, Jupiter and its satellites for the first time. The program was conducted with the help of 3.5 inch Meade Telescope from 5:30 pm to till 7:00 pm. Suman Gautam, president-PAS, delivered his talk about the technique of Night sky Observation while Mahesh Thakuri, Vice- president-PAS,  delivered his talk on Solar System. Astro quiz was also organized as a part of outreach and the winner team was awarded with astro-photos.  

Pokhara Astronomical Society (PAS) is a sister organization of Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) which promotes astronomy and space science outreach in Western Nepal.