Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Congratulations to the Winners of NAO2016!

The wait is finally over!

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 3rd National Astronomy Olympiad 2016 that was held during June 7-August 31, 2016 in Nepal.

The top five students for NAO2016 are:
  1. Bijay Luitel, Chelsea International Academy, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu
  2. Divas Subedi, Chelsea International Academy, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu
  3. Nawaj K.C., Trinity International College, Dillibazaar, Kathmandu
  4. Robin Thapa, St. Xavier's College, Maitighar, Kathmandu
  5. Tarun Timilsina, Gandaki Boarding School, Pokhara, Kaski

Selected students will be awarded with certificate and medals during a ceremony to be organized in Kathmandu.

This year, we will form two teams from 19 successful students ( see the list above) to participate in 12th Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad to be held in Korea during November 17-25, 2016 and 10th International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) to be held in India during December 9-19, 2016 respectively.

The selected two team members will undergo another training before their participation in the upcoming competitions: APAO (Regional) and IOAA (International).

We'll soon open the call for application for our '4th National Astronomy Olympiad 2017'!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Application Opens for National Conference on Science and Technology, Surkhet, Nepal, September 24 - 25, 2016!

Faculty of Science and Technology (FoST) at Mid-Western University (MWU) in association with Scientific Society of Nepal announces National Conference on Science and Technology 2016 (NCST-2016) during September 24-25, 2016 at Birendranagar, Surkhet.

Interested students, faculties and researchers can send their abstract to khadkadeba@yahoo.com. Abstract submision deadline is Friday, September 16, 2016.

The conference topics will be divided into following main subjects:
Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Geology, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Forestry, Food Technology, Medical Sciences, Engineering, Hydrology, Meteorology and related interdisciplinary subjects.

Registration Fee
  • Rs. 300 only (student*) 
  • Rs. 700 only (individual researher)
  • Rs. 3,000 only (institutional)
* Students are highly encouraged to present their paper.

Abstract Submission
The participant can send an abstract of his/her research in progress or completed under the above discipline for oral and poster presentation in the given deadline.

Abstract Format:

All in Capital Letters, one or one and half sentence without abbreviations.

Name(s) and Address(es) of Author(s):
Surname of the author should be underlined followed by institutional address. In case of more than one author, each author's name should begin from the next line.

Text: Maximum of 300 words typed in Times New Roman with single spaced within the area specified.

Speaker: The speaker's name should be bold if it is diff erent from the first author.

Title of the Paper:


This is the first attempt to organize the NCST-2016 by the FoST in cooperation with Scientific Society of Nepal including Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO). In this sense, this will be the landmark in the field of Science and Technology. This kind of program can be a milestone for participants to foster the scientifi c activities and bring the marginalized areas into the main stream of national development.

This conference aims to create a national forum primarily for students, researchers and teachers to present them on the research oriented teaching learning environment in MWU. As a part of the regular academic activities, FoST organizes Science and Technology conference for the lecturers, researchers and students.

In order to update the latest research advances in Science and Technology as well as to provide a social platform for researchers, we invite students, researchers and faculties to present their recent research on any discipline that can be designated under Science and Technology. We are expecting about hundred participants from the nation and hosting University.

About MWU:
MWU is an autonomous and public institution of higher learning with the mission to serve the people of Nepal and enrich the global learning community by extending the advantages of higher education. Established by the Government of Nepal with a Parliament Act on June 17, 2010 A. D. under the concept of multi-university system, it is a state supported institution, founded on land donated by the Government of Nepal. The constituent campuses of the University and the Central Administration Office are located in Birendranagar Municipality, in the District of Surkhet, Nepal.

Looking forward to welcome you at NCST-2016!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Apollo 11 Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin in Nepal!

Isn't it exciting when you know the second man on the moon Dr. Edwin Aldrin a.k.a. Buzz Aldrin is here in Nepal? He arrives in Kathmandu on September 4, 2016 and will be deliver two public speeches during his stay in Nepal.

During his stay in Nepal, he will visit Lumbini, birth place of Gautam Buddha and mountain flight to see the majestic hilamayan range in Nepal.

He will be delivering two talks on September 6 and September 8 respectively. The first one is going to be the largest event of such time with more than 5,000 people expected to there to listen him at Everest Science Center Nepal (ESCN) in Biratnagar. The talk at ESCN will be from 1:30 PM onwards.

His second talk will be at Pragya Bhawan, Kamaladi, Kathmandu on September 8, 2016 at 2:30 PM. Want to attend the event? You can buy the tickets from our office in Kathmandu.

Dr. Aldrin decided to visit Nepal after several request from ESCN over past six months! Thanks to ESCN for making his visit confirmed!

Lets be a part of this great event in Nepal!