Saturday, March 31, 2018

NAO2018 First Round Result Published Today!

We are pleased to announce the result of the first stage/round of our 5th National Astronomy Olympiad 2018 which was held on Saturday, February 17, 2018! Total of thirty-three students who scored 50/100 have been selected for the second round. The details of the second round will be available to all the selected students soon.

***Click here for the press release on the result***

We would like to thank all our team members who worked hard to make it happen again. Without their support and guidance from our seniors, the event was not possible! We look forward to host this competition in Province 2, 6 and 7 in 2019 as possible! (If you are from these province and would like to join our team, please feel free to contact us with your credentials).

The performance of the students during the first round is really impressive and we beleive they will continue this spirit during the whole competition! 

The second round will select twenty students out of these thirty-three students for the final round i.e. close camp. The final round selects the top five students of the year around June/July.

Congratulations to all the selected students and best wishes for the upcoming second round (pre-close camp)!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Happy International Women's Day 2018!

International Women's Day has surely made the world to realise the importance of women participation in different decision making level as well as research activities! One of the most interesting discussion these days is how we can involve women in the interplanetary exploration such as Mars Missions as the biology of men and women are completely different!

If you look at the women's participation in education and research (which is very rare activity for anyone working in Nepal with full of challenge!), you find many women persuing their higher studies in medical sector such as botany or zoology, etc. But there are only few people who took challenge to study physics and finish their PhDs. Prof. Dr. Nilam Shrestha Pradhan is one of three three female PhD in Physics currently working in Nepal and holds strong vision to expand the horizon of women in physics in coming days!

Women in Astronomy Nepal (WIAN), an initiative that Ms. Manisha Dwa started at NASO, is currently helping the team of female physicists in Nepal in preparation of the hosting of a regional level meeting around March/April 2019! For more details about WIAN and its activities, visit .

Interested to be part of the meeting and new initiative of Women in Physics Nepal? Feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Nilam Shrestha Pradhan, Professor & Head at Department of Physics at Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, Ghantaghar, Kathmandu.

Lets press for progress, lets empower and encouarge women and support them for their higher studies in physics/astrophysics/astronomy/space!

Wish you all a very happy International Women's Day 2018!