Sunday, November 3, 2013

Nepal succefully participates on Third Astronomy Olympiad Exposure Camp, October 28-31, 2013, India!

A seven member team lead by Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) is back to Kathmandu with great enthusiam and strong commitment to host the First National Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics 2014 in Nepal. The team successfully participated in the Astronomy Olympiad Exposure Camp during Nov 28-31, 2013 at Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education ( HBCSE), Mumbai, India.

The team also paricipated on the ProAm3 Meeting prior to the Exposure Camp at HBSCE on Nov 27, 2013 where amateur and professionals discussed on how citizen science projects can be promoted and how people can get involved on these projects.

Photo 1: Nepalese team busy with star gazing with the telescope provided by the organizer at Observing Station: Dinchak Village, a place which is ~100 KM away from Mumbai, India.

Photo 2: Participants getting attentive during the tutrial session to solve the problems provided with the tutorial kit.

Photo 3: Dr. Aniket Sule, Co-ordinator of Astronomy Cell at HBSCE and organizer of Exposure Camp explaining celestial mechanics to the participants.

Photo 4: Samir Dhurde, Science Communicator and Astronomer at IUCAA, Pune hosting the ProAm3  Meeting on Nov  27, 2013
While in Mumbai, our team visited Nehru Science Center and Nehru Planetarium to get a first hand experience on what should be integrated to our science center in Nepal which we we dreaming in Nepal for a long time!

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