Sunday, June 22, 2014

NAO-2014 Starts Crowd Funding Campaign: Lets be a part of great initiative in Nepal!

National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 (NAO-2014) started its crowd-funding campaign with a goal of 14,000 USD at IndieGoGo on June 22, 2014. Please click here for the campaign page. The campaign send on July 31, 2014. 

Photo 1: NAO-2014 Crowd-Funding Campaign at www.indiegogo.com 

The funding will be used to cover the expenses incurred during NAO-2014, First Astronomy Olympiad in Nepal, and to facilitate the participation of the 7 members Nepalese Delegation to 8th International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) during August 1-11, 2014 at Suceava, Romania.

Photo 2: Winners of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 (NAO-2014), First National Astronomy OLympiad, in Nepal held during January-June, 2014.

NAO-2014 presents a short video to tell you the story of The First Astronomy Olympiad in Nepal


Nepalese Delegation will be lead by Mr. Suresh Bhattarai, Program Coordinator of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 Organizing Committee and . The team will be co-lead by Ms. Manisha Dwa, Project Cooridinator at Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and member of NAO-2014 Organzing Committee.

We would like to request all our readers for their valuable contributions for our challenging initiative in Nepal. 

If you have any queries related to the Campaign or to NAO-2014, please feel free to contact NAO Secretariat:

National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 (NAO2014)
C/o

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO)
H.B. Complex, P.O.Box 3459, 
Ekantakuna, Lalitpur, Nepal

Mobile: +977-9843 70 82 48

Email: astro.olympiad [at] gmail.com
Website: www.nationalolympiad.org




Thursday, June 19, 2014

Congratulations to All 5 Winners of NAO2014!


National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 (NAO-2014) Organizing Committee has announced the result of NAO-2014, First National Astronomy Olympiad in Nepal.


We would like to congratulate all the winners of NAO2014 and wish them all the best for their performance in 8th International Olympiad in Astronomy & Astrophysics (IOAA) during August 1-11, 2014 in Suceava, Romania.

NAO2014 Organizing Committee has issued a press release on the first astronomy Olympiad Delegation representing Nepal in 8th International Olympiad in Astronomy & Astrophysics (IOAA) in Romania.


The National Astronomy Olympiad (NAO) Programme is jointly designed by Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and ESPRO Foundation to encourage Nepalese students with good foundations in Physics and Mathematics and an interest in Astronomy to pursue their further studies in this field.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pralaya Sessions Yuri's Night Special available now!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) proudly presents "Pralaya Sessions Yuri's Night 2014 Special" , the third annual celebration on Pralaya Sessions!

Pralaya sessions with DJ Prakrity is a weekly uplifting electronic music radio show, a trance.com.np production, and an official fundraiser for Hoste Hainse, a Kathmandu-based non-profit NGO, which supports the education of underprivileged children in Nepal. Pralaya Sessions is now available at www.rvlradio.com as well!!!

For direct listen link: http://tinyurl.com/pralaya146


Pralaya Sessions is now available as a free podcast on itunes... search for us and subscribe!

You can consider signing up for our $2-a-month drive @www.hostehainse.org/donate. all major credit cards accepted, and once you sign up, it will bill your credit card $2 every month. $2 a month may not be much for you, but that's $24 a year, and with 3 such recurring donations we will have collected $72 a year, which educates an underprivileged child for an entire year. So, please sign up and get 2 more friends to sign up! thank you!


Wish you all a happy Yuri's Night 2014!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Nepal Celebrates 80th Birth Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin- First Man in Space!

Russian Centre of Science and Culture Kathmandu (RCSC-Kathmandu), Nepal Academy of Science & Technology (NAST), B.P. Koirala Memorial Planetarium, Observatory and Science Museum Development Board, Nepal Physical Society, Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and Nepal Science Olympiad are jointly organised a solemn meeting to mark the Cosmonautic Day (April 12) and the 80th Birth Anniversary of the first man in space-Yuri Gagarin at 3:30 PM -5:00 PM, April 9, 2014 at RCSC-Kathmandu.

Photo 1: Dr. Rishi Shah, Academician-Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and President-Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) delivering his experience on Yuri Gagrin's flight to space and the sensation brought to world.

Monday, April 7, 2014

National Astronomy Olympiad (NAO2014) Pre-Selection Result out now!

This is to notify that the result of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 (NAO2014) pre-selection exam held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 conducted by Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and ESPRO Foundation for the participation in 8th International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics to be held in Romania is published.

The following candidates (alphabetical in order) have been qualified for the next step for the further selection of 5 final participants.




The selected candidates are requested to contact at:

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO)

H.B. Complex, P.O.Box 3459, Ekantakuna, Lalitpur, Nepal

Mobile: +977-9843 70 82 48

Email: astro.olympiad@gmail.com


Friday, April 4, 2014

A Solemn Meeting To Mark The Cosmonautic Day (April 12) & The 80th Birth Anniversary Of The First Man In Space- Yuri Gagarin

Russian Centre of Science and Culture Kathmandu (RCSC-Kathmandu), Nepal Academy of Science & Technology (NAST), B.P. Koirala Memorial Planetarium, Observatory and Science Museum Development Board, Nepal Physical Society, Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and Nepal Science Olympiad are jointly organizing a solemn meeting to mark the Cosmonautic Day (April 12) and the 80th Birth Anniversary of the first man in space-Yuri Gagarin at 3:00 PM, April 9, 2014.


If you are interested to take part in this grand celebration of Yuri's Night in Nepal and meet the people from the organizations which have been doing excellent work for S & T in Nepal, you are requested to fill in this form by 5:00 PM, April 8, 2014. 

Please note that we have limited seat available and will be available on first come first serve basis and based on your motivation to be part of this event. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS 5:00 PM, APRIL 8, 2014. 

Friday, January 31, 2014

Solar Observation & Photo Exhibition at Jyoti Kunj Secondary School Pokhara!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) in coordination with Pokhara Astronomical Society (PAS), western chapter, organized one day Astrophoto Exhibition and Solar Observation Session during the Science Exhibition at Jyoti Kunj Secondary School, Pokhara, Nepal. The school management has announced three day celebration of their 25th Anniversary with different programs during January 29-31, 2014.

Photo 1: Curious minds looking at the astrophotos and the telescopes during the science exhibition at Jyoti Kunj Secondary School, Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal on January 30, 2014.

Photo 2: Father explaining the astrophotos to his young son during Science Exhibition at Jyoti Kung Secondary School, Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal on January 30, 2014.


Photo 3: Suresh Bhattarai, co-founder and secretary of Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) with volunteers during the Science Exhibition at Jyoti Kunj Secondary School, Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal on January 30, 2014.
Photo 4: Coverage of the event on Adarsa Samaaj, National Nepali Daily, published from Pokhara on January 31, 2014.

Photo 5: Curious students waiting for the observation of Sun and its spots through Personal Solar Telescope (PST) during the Observation Session at Jyoti Kunj Secondary School, Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal on January 30, 2014.
We would like to thank Volunteers: Jyoti Sharma, Kabita Ghimire, Suresh Baral and Surendra Adhikari for their precious time and dedication.

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Photo 6: Happiness after the reaction of a child when she managed to see the Sun and the spots during the solar observation session at Jyoti Kunj Secondary School, Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal on January 30, 2014 organized to celebrate 25th Anniversary of the school.
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We're looking forward to reach more people with our exciting events enrishing the knowledge of young minds of Nepal!