Friday, October 2, 2015

Are you ready for World Space Week 2015- Nepal!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) is pleased to announce the first ever possibly the largest online discussion on during October 4-10, 2015 to celebrate World Space Week 2015 in Nepal. As we will be celebrating the World Space Week 2015, our discussion will be mainly related with the space science. Please click here to join us for the celebration.

NASO has been celebrating #WSW in Nepal since 2007. It recalls the first program to celebrate this global event was a talk program '50th Years of Sputnik-I' at Russian Center of Science and Culture-Kathmandu.

With the introduction of Space Science in the curriculum of B.Sc. Physics (4 Years), we would like to call all the students, teachers, amateurs and professionals to become a part of this celebration!

“The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition”
UN General Assembly resolution, 6 December 1999

World Space Week 2015 highlights the great era of deep space discovery that we are in. We have never learnt as much of the universe we live in as in the last decade. Space telescopes, deep space probes and several interplanetary satellites and landers have shown us the magic, wonders and opportunities of new worlds. Exoplanets, galaxies far away and close by and landings on planets, moons, asteroids and comets teach us about where we humans have come from and where we will go in the future. Space is all about Discovery!

We are certain that this exciting new theme will be a source of inspiration for your World Space Week event in 2015! And if the theme doesn’t provide enough inspiration, we hope that our brand new poster will!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Congratulations to all selected five 'National Astronomy Olympiad Teacher' 2015!

It's been really exciting week accepting applications from different parts of Nepal for our National Call for 'Astronomy Olympiad Teacher' Training 2015. Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) evaluated all the applications and shortlisted candidates were interviewed by 'National Astronomy Olympiad Organizing Committee-Nepal'. We would like to congratulate Mr. Karan Bhatta, Mr. Gopal Niraula, Ms.Samita Malla, Mr. Bhuwan Poudel and Mr. Sabin Gautam for being 'NAO-Teacher'. NAO-Teacher will participate in the upcoming 'Astronomy Olympiad Exposure Camp, November 2-5, 2015, HBCSE, Mumbai, India.

Mr. Karan Bhatt says, "Astronomy is not a recognized course in university or high school level in Nepal. Leaning core astronomy, therefore, in itself is a rare thing; learning about teaching astronomy sounds feels like an overwhelming opportunity. The things at offer- traveling, learning (as a student and as a teacher), bonding globally- couldn’t have asked for more."

Ms. Samita Malla says, "I am very much excited to be the part of the programme as it would enable me to gain experience of trainning with the opportunities for learning and developing skills.In addition to my skills and experience as a teacher, I would bring the training to a proven level to deal successfully with more detailed information regarding the contents of the programme.I am very grateful indeed for your consideration. Thank you for selecting n providing me such a opportunities."

Mr. Gopal Niraula says, "I would like to thanks NASO for selecting me in top five candidates. I am very much excited to learn more from the exposure camp which will help us to teach students during National Astronomy Olympiad 2016 in Nepal. I will give my time and fully support for development of A&A in eastern part of Nepal."

Mr. Bhuwam Poudel says, "I am very happy to listen that am select for this training. This training will make me even stronger in the field of Science & Astronomy and it will broaden my knowledge. There was no doubt that my interest in Astronomy will raise by such training. After this training I will train the entire youngster and increase their interest in Space Science. My greatest ambition is to pursue scientific research at the highest level. Besides my own study I want to motivate youngsters towards the natural science. I believe that encouragement to youngsters to peruse space science will certainly develop Astrophysics and space science sector in Nepal. I hope my generation from Nepal will go to space. At last thank again for selecting me as right candidate to participate in this training."

Mr. Sabin Gautam says, "I feel so fortune to be part of wonderful people around the world. I hope the knowledge and experience which I will learn from this fellowship help me to make my dream become a successful astronomer. I would like to assure that, I will do my best to share my knowledge and experience from this workshop and will roll it our here in my home country."

Congratulations to all and look forward to another successful Astronomy Olympiad Year 2016 in Nepal!

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] 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]
  • 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!