Tuesday, September 1, 2015

3rd National Call for Astronomy Olympiad Logo Competition 2015!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) is pleased to announce 3rd National Call Astronomy Olympiad Logo Competition 2015- Nepal today! With the success of our logo competition in 2013 and 2014 which provided hundreds of designers to share their creativity with us, we are looking forward to more creations this year from both science and non science background enthusiastic people. Interested amateur/professional designers can submit their logo/s to info.naso[at]gmail.com by 5:00 PM, Friday, September 25, 2015.

What is Astronomy Olympiad Logo Competition?
It is an annual competition run by NASO in order to provide national platform for creative designers and promote astronomy Olympiad program in Nepal. The best logo will be used as a logo as an official logo of the National Astronomy Olympiad- Nepal of the Olympiad year. For e.g. the best logo from 2013 logo competition was the official logo for first National Astronomy Olympiad 2014- Nepal.

Who can participate in the Competition?
Anyone who wants to share their creativity with us wish to get national and international exposure can submit their work following the rules and regulations provided by the organizer.

What are the rules and regulations of the competition?
Please carefully read and follow the bellow mentioned rules and regulations in order to submit your work for the competition.
  • The logo must include the following themes: ASTRONOMY, EDUCATION & NEPAL and should reflect Third National Astronomy Olympiad 2016
  • Maximum of three 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 5:00 PM, Friday, September 25, 2015. Submission after the deadline will not be entertained.
  • The submission must be done through email: info.naso[at]gmail.com
  • The decision of the evaluation committee will be final. The copy-write of the selected logo will be of NASO only

 What are the benefits of participating in the competition?
  • The best three logos will be awarded cash prize of NRs 5,000/-, NRs 1000/- and NRs 500/- respectively as well as certificates
  • Winners will get global exposure which may be instrumental for their career development
Selected designers will be contacted via telephone, so please make sure you provide us your contact number/s while submitting your works to us.

Looking forward to welcome your creations! Lets share our ideas, lets share our creation to global astronomical community!

Monday, August 31, 2015

4th National Call for 'Astronomy Olympiad Teacher' Training 2015!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) is pleased to announce 4th National Call for 'Astronomy Olympiad Teacher' Training 2015 to select teachers who will help the organizing National Astronomy Olympiad Organizing Committee- Nepal (NAOC-Nepal) to organize 3rd National Astronomy Olympiad 2016- Nepal.

Among all the applicants, five best applicants will be selected based on their motivation, academic history and interviews (both telephone and in person). They will participate in the upcoming Astronomy Olympiad Exposure Camp 2015 which will be held at Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE),Mumbai,India during November 2-5, 2015.

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 NAO-Nepal which is operational in Nepal since 2014. 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 HBSCE,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?
Astronomy educators from different sectors i.e. Astronomy outreach personnel from scientific institutions, University / college / high school teachers, staff of planetaria and science museums as well as active amateur astronomers.
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 their one page (A4 size) motivation letter and latest CV with photo and contact number/s to info.naso[at]gmail.com by 5:00 PM, Monday, September 7, 2015. 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 Wednesday, September 9, 2015 and provided with further instruction on the participation in India.

Looking forward to welcome your application!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Nepalese Delegation to 9th IOAA, Indonesia Announced!

We are pleased to announce our team who will participate in the upcoming 9th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) which will be held in Central Java, Indonesia during 26th July-4th August, 2015.

Photo 1: Team Nepal to 9th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA), Central Java, Indonesia, July 26-August 4, 2015

Press Release on Nepalese Delegation to 9th IOAA:

 

We would like to congratulate all the successful students of Nepalese Delegation and and give our best wishes for their performance in 9th IOAA!

 
About NAO:
The National Astronomy Olympiad (NAO) Programme is jointly designed by Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and ESPRO Foundation to encourage Nepalese students with an interest in Astronomy to pursue their further studies in this field. - See more at: http://nationalolympiad.org/#sthash.63lnRuRM.dpuf
The National Astronomy Olympiad (NAO) is an annual competition organized by Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) to encourage Nepalese students with an interest in Astronomy to pursue their further studies in this field.

With this program, school students will be selected, prepared, facilitated and qualified for their successful participation in annual international astronomy Olympiads: International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA), International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO) and Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad (APAO)..


The National Astronomy Olympiad (NAO) Programme is jointly designed by Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and ESPRO Foundation to encourage Nepalese students with an interest in Astronomy to pursue their further studies in this field. - See more at: http://nationalolympiad.org/#sthash.63lnRuRM.dpuf
The National Astronomy Olympiad (NAO) Programme is jointly designed by Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and ESPRO Foundation to encourage Nepalese students with an interest in Astronomy to pursue their further studies in this field. - See more at: http://nationalolympiad.org/#sthash.63lnRuRM.dpuf
About IOAA:
International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) is an annual event for highly performed high school students from all around the world in the field of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Established in Thailand 2006, it was initiated by five countries including Thailand, Indonesia, Iran, China and Poland with the aim to proliferate Astronomy among high school students, to foster friendship among young astronomers at international level so as to build cooperation in the field of Astronomy in the future among the young scholars.

Some of the countries, which have ever hosted IOAA, are Thailand in 2007, Indonesia in 2008, Iran in 2009, China in 2010, Poland in 2011, Brazil in 2012, Greece in 2013, and Romania in 2014. Central Java, Indonesia will be hosting the IOAA 2015. The number of participating countries has significantly increased since its initiation; from 20 countries at its outset to 37 countries with 41 teams in 2014.