Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Winner of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 (NAO2014) announced: Congratulations Kapil Rokaya!

The organizing committee of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 (NAO2014) Nepal has announced Mr. Kapil Rokaya as the winner of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 Logo Competition now!!!

After getting the news, Kapil Rokaya, permanent resident of Bajura expressed, "I was very excited when i got the email from NASO that my design got selected for final logo of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014. And when I received the phone call my excitement level got double. It's great achievement that helps me for my further work. I am hearty thankful towards NASO. Thank You again NASO for this award."

During the announcement, Chair of NAO 2014 Organizing Committee - Rishi Shah, academician at Nepal Academy of Science and Technology - NAST and President at NASO praised the works of all the applicants and says: " The young generations interest for astronomy to reach out for the star and know more about the universe and our planet, solar system was very encouraging conformation for organizers like us feels great. We were fascinated by the interest of contestants and their enthusiasm in astronomy. And this is the very encouraging sign for the organizers to conduct such program."

Manish Dwa, Project Coordinator at NASO and part of the NAO 2014 organizing committee  said regarding the logo as well as further plan, "Within a short span of time too, we were able to get some very high quality logos from different parts of Nepal. Core members of the organizing team were the jury and the judgement was done without any kind of biasing. The qualities of the logos received were high. And now the applications will open and we are really look forward for a huge participation from high school science students across Nepal. " 

Prabodh Rijal, President of ESPRO Foundation one of the organizers about the participation in the logo competition as he said, "The participation was good. People are creative and responsive." There was a huge participation and support from amateurs to professionals applying for the competition. Finally out of many contestants Kapil Rokaya bagged the grand prize. Kapil will be acknowledged and handed over the cash prize at the grand ceremony of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014.

NAO 2014 is designed to encourage Nepalese high school students with good foundations in Physics ,Mathematics and an interest in Elementary Astronomy to pursue further studies in this field are encouraged to participate. The Nepalese delegation will participate in 8th International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) going to be held in Suceava, Romania, 1-10 August, 2014.

Gaurav Kandel, Founding Initiator of View Your Choice,outreach partner, said regarding NAO 2014, "We are extremely glad to extend the collaboration with National Astronomy Olympiad. We have had our collaborations earlier too and this too strengthen's our relationship. Thanking the organizing team for their support. "

For more updates on NAO2014, stay tuned with us :) :) :)

Friday, December 27, 2013

RCSC Kathmandu Honors NASO for it contribution during 2013!

Russian Center of Science & Culture (RCSC) in Kathmandu honored Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) for its continution support to scientific activities of RCSC in Nepal during a grand ceremony of falicitaion program organized in Kathmandu.

Photo: Dr. Rishi Shah, president of Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and with Stanislav Simakov, Director of Russian Center of Science and Culture (RCSC) on December 27, 2013

With this appreciation, we are looking forward to more collaborative works with RCSC in 2014 engaging Nepalese Students and Professionals for outreach, education and research on Astronomy and Space Science in Nepal.

Astronomy at 6th ROTARACT District Conference 2013 Nepal!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) had astonomical sessions during the 6th ROTARACT District Conference 2013 on December 27, 2013. The Conference will continue till December 28, 2013 at St. Xavier's School, Jawlakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal.

Photo 1: Opening Ceremony of 6th ROTARACT District Conference 2013, December 27-28, 2013

We had three sessions during the conference: Presentation, Solar Observation and Night Sky Observation Session on Dcember 27, 2013. 

Photo 2: Manisha Dwa, Project Coordinator at Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO), presenting on NASO and Astronomical Sessions during the conference.

Photo 3: Participants of 6th ROTARACT Disctrict Conference 2013 enjoying the solar Observation at Playground of St. Xavier's School, Jawlakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal

Photo 4: Participants at the Night Sky Observation session with 8 inch Skywatcher Dobsonian during 6th ROTARACT District Conference 2013 Nepal.

We would like to thank all the participants of our sessions during the conference. We look forward to meet you again in another sessions soon! 

Thursday, December 12, 2013



Deadline for submission: Tuesday, 24th December, 2013!!!



Rules & Regulations:
  • The logo must include the following themes: ASTRONOMY, EDUCATION & NEPAL and should reflect National Astronomy Olympiad 2014.
  • Maximum of three designs can be submitted by a person. Submitted designs must contain the original idea/creation of the designer. Logos must be created in full colour in JPG formats. The logo specification is width 600 pixels.
  • Each design must contain a description of no more than 200 words. Design without description will not be accepted for the competition.
  • The deadline for submission is Tuesday, 24th December, 2013. Submission after the deadline will not be entertained.
  • The best logo will be awarded 5,000 NRs as a cash price.
  • The decision of the evaluation committee will be final. The copy-write of the selected logo will be of NASO only.
  • The submission must be done through email: info.naso[at]