Sunday, March 15, 2015

NAO2015 Application Deadline Has Been Extended till April 10, 2015!

After the several request from the high school students about the time constraint due to pre-broad exams at their college, application deadline for the Second National Astronomy Olympiad 2015 (NAO2015) has been extended to April 10, 2015!

The first round of selection is scheduled for April 18, 2015 during 12:00 Hrs- 14:00 Hrs where students will appear to answer the 45 multiple choice questions in order to qualify for the next round of selection that will be held as a closed camp in May-June, 2015.

***Nepalese citizens who are born after January 1, 1996 and currently studying at High School Level are eligible to participate in this program.***

Logo of Second National Astronomy Olympiad 2015- Nepal
Here's how it feels representing Nepal in International Arena! 

Nepalese students and team leaders at 8th International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics held in Romania, August, 2014
If you want to see yourself holding the flag and representing Nepal in Indonesia  for 2015, register for the program now! 

***Registration deadline has been extended till April 10, 2015***

You can help us by applying (eligible only) and sharing this information among your network via social media (facebook, twitter, etc) to help us to reach hunt those talents of Nepal who will represent Nepal in Indonesia in July!

NAO Organizing team has been working hard to hunt for next 5 best students who will participate in the upcoming 9th International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics that will be held in Central Java, Indonesia during July 26-August 4, 2015.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

International Day of Cosmonautics and Aviation 2015 in Nepal!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) is pleased to announce series of programs during this month to celebrate 'International Day of Cosmonautics and Aviation 2015' in Nepal.

This year, we will be screening a docudrama SPACE RACE, produced by BBC in 2005, in order to give a clear perspective of the development on space sector during the year 1944-1969. The screening will be followed by an expert interactions where participants will allow to ask their queries related to the series.

Here is the screening schedule:
March 9, 2015- Space Race: Race for Rockets 
March 16, 2015- Space Race: Race for Satellites 
March 23, 2015- Space Race: Race for Survival
March 30, 2015- Space Race: Race for Moon

Please note that the screening will be at Conference Hall, Russian Center of Science and Culture, Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu, Nepal during 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Are you interested to become a part of this celebration? CLICK HERE to book your seat! Limited seats available! Book your seat NOW!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Talk on Laboratory Astrophysics: Experiments and Simulation

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) organized a talk program 'Laborotary Astrophysics: Experiments and Simulations' on Friday, 13th February, 2015 at Conference Hall, Thames International College, Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu. During the talk, invited speaker Dr. Uddhab Chaulagain presented his research work on the Laboratory Astrophysics during his Ph.D. in France. Dr. Chaulagain is a research assistance at LERMA, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France.

Dr. Chaulagain explained the participants how astrophysical phenomena studied inside the laboratory and highlighted the discovery of radiative shock wave during their plasma experiments by his team and mentioned that to be the first attempt for such result! He presented on how lasers simulation helps us to understand the vast universe inside a laboratory. He explained the important role of lasers to bring large scale astronomical phenomena under the control environment!

Dr. Chaulagain also presented the different educational programs on Masters and Ph.D. level in Europe and encourage participants to apply for their suitable program to develop their research career.

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