Saturday, October 10, 2015

Congratulations to the winners of Third National Astronomy Olympiad Logo Competition 2015!

Nepal Astronomical Society is pleased to announce the winners of 3rd National Astronomy Olympiad Logo Competition 2015 which was held during September 1-25, 2015 in Nepal. The winners will be provided cash prizes: NRs 5,000/-, NRs 1,000/- and NRs 500/- and Certificates during ceremony in Kathmandu in 2016.

Sandeep Tiwari who won the first prize expressed, "Again, today I remember those situations when people around me used to create chattering cynics about my passion and devotion. But I was a kind of guy who used to give different meaning to situations to encourage myself, I was a kind of guy who used to reward myself no matter how big the achievements were, and still I am. What I've discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my passion and devotion in the creative field of art & graphics. Thank you NASO for encouraging my creativity, I thank you so much for such a golden appreciation and I believe this appreciation will be one of the best powerful tools to wipe obstacles while working in graphics. This win have inspired me a lot. I believe NASO is creating a great platform for young artists by organizing this type of logo competition every year. Thank you!!!"

Raj Khadgi, the third winner of the competition said, "It's been a wonderful feelings to participate and winning the second runner up in the Third National Astronomy Olympiad Logo Competition 2015 organised by National Astronomical Society(NASO). I am so much thankful to NASO for providing us such a great opportunity or platform to show skill and creativeness in us. This kind of competitions help to find potentiality within us. This proves that NASO is encouraging youth not only from Astronomical field, but also encouraging youth from different field. In other words, NASO is enhancing the different pillars of the Nation. And, the certificate or encouragement that we get from the competition works as fuel in the path of our career development. Thank you, thank you NASO."

The first winning logo will be used as an official logo for Third National Astronomy Olympiad 2016 – Nepal which will be held in 2016! National Astronomical Olympiad started in Nepal since 2014. Students who are under 19 years during the competition year can participate in the program.

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!