Thursday, September 25, 2014

Second National Astronomy Olympiad- LOGO COMPETITION 2014-Deadline Extended!!!

Thank you very much for those of you who showed your interested in this competition. We would like to thank all the applicants for their logos prior to the deadline. As we received many request for the extension so that applicant can submit their work after the festival,we decided to extend the submission deadline till Friday, November 7, 2014. 

Extended Deadline for submission: Friday, November 7, 2014

This Festive season, Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) in association with Lotus Holdings Pvt. Ltd. brings you 2nd National Astronomy Olympiad- Logo Competition 2014 with an oppertunity to win a cash prize of NRs 5,000!

First National Astronomy Olympiad -Logo Competition 2013 was a great success which was conducted during December 2013. We expect more designers joining us this year with their innovative ideas and creation to become of part of Second National Astronomy Olympiad which will be held during January to June in Nepal.

Last year, Kapil Rokaya from Bajura bagged the award, who will be the winner this year?

If you are creative, have some skills on desiging, then what are you waiting for? Apply today!

Do you wish to know how to participate in the competition? Here are the rules and regulations for the competition:

Rules & Regulations:

  • The logo must include the following themes: ASTRONOMY, EDUCATION & NEPAL and should reflect Second National Astronomy Olympiad 2015
  • Maximum of five 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 Saturday, 25th October, 2014 Friday, 7th November, 2014
  • The best logo will be awarded 5,000 NRs as a cash price and a certificate
  • 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]
Please note the deadline has been extended till Friday, November 7, 2014! The result will be announced during the second week of November.

Join us at Walk for Nepal-Dallas 2014!

This November, we are coming to your City, Dallas with Walk for Nepal 2014 for a walkathon to raise funds to National Astronomy Olympiad Programme in Nepal. If you live in Texas and supports our work on outreach, education and research work on Astronomy & Astrophysics in Nepal, join us on November 2, 2014 during 12:00-18:00 Hrs at Bachman Lake, Dallas, 3500 Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75220, USA.

You can join us either registering for the programme or sponsoring our walkers for the walkathon.

Lets work together for better astronomy and space science outreach, education and research in Nepal-Lets walk together :)

For more details on the walkathon, please visit the official website

!!!Looking forward to welcome you to Dallas!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

RESULT AVAILABLE:National Astronomy Olympiad- Teacher Training 2014

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) is pleasured to announce the result of National Astronomy Olympiad- Teacher Training 2014.

We have received 52 applications  from under graduate students, teachers and communicators from different part of Nepal as well as abroad.  We had very had time to select only five faces from those 52 aspiring and motivated applicant. After the careful review of their application, motitation and engagement in science, we finally decided the five faces as:
  1. Mr. Suman Gautam: Bhadrakali Higher Secondary School, Pokhara, Kaski
  2. Mr. Ashok Timsina: Mahendra Morang Campus, Biratnagar, Morang
  3. Mr. Rajan Prajapati: United Academy, Kmaripati, Lalitpur
  4. Mr. Mahesh Poudel: St. Xavier's College, Maitighar, Kathmandu
  5. Mr. Santosh Parajuli: Central Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu
They will participate in the upcoming Astronomy Exposure Camp, November 10-13, 2014 at Homi Bhabha Center For Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India.

One of the selected participant shared his feeling with us as "I am quite gratified to be selected for the National Astronomical Olympiad (NAO)- Teacher’s Training 2014. To know that after implementing whatever I learn from the program back in my country, I will be a driving force for the recognition of Nepal in an international event (Astronomy Olympiad), gives me immense pleasure. Further, to be a part of a student’s journey of discovering their hidden potential through learning by going beyond the conventional text books. I can sure, will be something to be proud of .Thank you!" 

Congratulations to all the successful applicants and looking forward to have another successful olympiad in Nepal!

Friday, September 5, 2014

APPLY NOW:National Astronomy Olympiad- Teacher Training 2014

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) announces call for application for the teacher training programme that will be conducted during the second week of November 2014. Applicants are requested to fill this form keeping the following points under consideration:
  • Maximum of five teachers will be selected for the programme
  • Applicants should be a current student of M.Sc. Physics or M.Sc. Physics graduate with Astrophysics as his/her major
  • Selected applicants will be obliged to volunteer during the Second National Astronomy Olympiad 2015 that will be conducted during January-June 2015
  • Applicants are requested to submit their latest CV to after submitting this form with a Subject: NAO2015-Applicant's Name

There is no registration fees for this training programme. Selected applicants will be responsible for their travel to the training location and back on their own.

Are you interested to this programme? The online form for the registration is available here.

The deadline for the registration is Monday, September 15, 2014. Applicants will be notified about the their selection via email and telephone on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.