Friday, February 13, 2015

Talk on Laboratory Astrophysics: Experiments and Simulation

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) organized a talk program 'Laborotary Astrophysics: Experiments and Simulations' on Friday, 13th February, 2015 at Conference Hall, Thames International College, Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu. During the talk, invited speaker Dr. Uddhab Chaulagain presented his research work on the Laboratory Astrophysics during his Ph.D. in France. Dr. Chaulagain is a research assistance at LERMA, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France.

Dr. Chaulagain explained the participants how astrophysical phenomena studied inside the laboratory and highlighted the discovery of radiative shock wave during their plasma experiments by his team and mentioned that to be the first attempt for such result! He presented on how lasers simulation helps us to understand the vast universe inside a laboratory. He explained the important role of lasers to bring large scale astronomical phenomena under the control environment!

Dr. Chaulagain also presented the different educational programs on Masters and Ph.D. level in Europe and encourage participants to apply for their suitable program to develop their research career.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

An interaction on Astronomy, Astrophysics & NAO2015 at Orient College Kathmandu!

Unlike our previous interaction sessions, today's morning remained busy with an interaction program with the A-Level students at Orient College, Banbsari, Kathmandu, Nepal as we got an invitation by Surgeon B.C., Coordinator, A-Level at college to host an interaction for his students. During the interaction, we explore the interest of students on astronomy and brief them about 2nd National Astronomy Olympiad Program. We are happy to see the initiative from the college authority to express their support to our works in Nepal and for the invitation to brief its students about our different programs and how they can get involved.

Photo: Mr. Suresh Bhattarai, Chairman- Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) answering queries of students (Credit: Manisha Dwa)

We are glad to see the enthusiasm of the students and looking forward to provide them guidance for their career in astronomy and astrophysics in coming days. Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) has started National Astronomy Olympiad Program in Nepal since 2014 and successfully participated to the 8th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics held in Romania. Ms. Sabnam Shrestha and Mr. Naushad Miya Muslim, students from the Orient College (A-Level) were two students who succeeded to secure their seat for the closed camp that was held in Kathmandu during June 1-7, 2014.

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) has started an Interaction Program named 'Astro Tea Talk'  every Thursday to meet and interact with people interested in astronomy and space science as its one of the new program for the celebration of International Year of Light and Light Based Technologies 2015(IYL2015) in Nepal.

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