Tuesday, August 15, 2017

5th National Call for Astronomy Olympiad Teacher Training 2017!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) is pleased to announce 5th National Call for "Astronomy Olympiad Teacher Training 2017" to select teachers who will help the organizing National Astronomy Olympiad Organizing Committee- Nepal to organize 5th National Astronomy Olympiad 2018- Nepal.

Among all the applicants, five best applicants will be selected based on their motivation, academic history and interviews (both telephone and in person). 

Application without nomination letter from the college is not valid

They will participate in the upcoming Astronomy Olympiad Exposure Camp 2017 which will be held at Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE),Mumbai,India during October 31-November 3, 2017.

What is the objective of this Training?
The primary objective of this training is to select the five best applicants who will assist NASO to organize its astronomy olympiad in 2018. It also aims at productive interaction of our selected candidates at regional level (SAARC) with Olympiad activity at its focus.

What will be there at the training at HBCSE,Mumbai, India?
It will consist of various exposure sessions on theory, data analysis problems as well as night sky observation sessions. Tentative topics include celestial mechanics, observational astronomy, positional astronomy and observable properties of stars.

Who can apply? 
Anyone who has completed their masters degree in physics (preferrably with major astrophysics) and currently working as a physics faculty at one of the high school in Nepal can apply.

What will be the cost of participation?
Selected candidates will be reimbursed to and fro travel fare as per the entitlement (Maximum II AC). Food and accommodation in the HBCSE Guest House will be provided. During the workshop, one may visit HBCSE laboratories, library, History of Science Exhibition, HBCSE “books for sale” section, etc.

How to apply?
Interested candidate need to send

  • one page motivation letter
  • latest CV with photo and contact number
  • nomination letter from their institute/college 

to contact@nepalastronomicalsociety.org by 5:00 PM, Friday, August 25, 2017. Incomplete application will not be processed for the selection round!

When will be the selection result available?
The result will be announced at our website on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 and provided with further instruction on the participation in India.

If you need any assistance while preparing your application, please feel free to call our office number 01-4110344 from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm during Sunday-Friday! You can also send your queries to our facebook page.

Looking forward to welcome your application!

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