SGAC Nepal

Regional Coordinator
Asia Pacific 
National Points of Contact
Suresh Bhattarai  Ishan Basyal Kishor Acharya

 Suresh Bhattarai
Apr 2013-Apr 2015
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Ishan Basyal
Sep 2013-Sep 2015
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Kishor Acharya
Apr 2013-Apr 2015
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Nepal is situated between India and China, two giants in terms of space science. Surprisingly, despite this fact, the present status of space science and technology in Nepal is in grass root level. With the goal of changing this situation, SGAC Nepal in collaboration with the Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO), Nepal Scientific Activities and Research Center (NESARC) is initiating a nationwide campaign promoting space science and astronomy in Nepal. So, please come and join us! Let us be a skilled workforce to contribute together to the development of space sector on a national and international level.


Young Space Activities Overview in Nepal

SGAC Nepal has a vision of creating awareness for space in Nepal, and focuses on outreach activities to connect students, the general public and decision makers. It also frequently organises observations sessions, talk programmes, interactions, poster sessions and documentary shows in different parts of Nepal. SGAC Nepal had another successful year 2011 in promoting space science and astronomy through various educational outreach activities throughout the nation in collaboration with the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Tribhuvan University (TU) and Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO). During 2011, SGAC-Nepal members were successful in attending relevant conferences in space science and astronomy held in China, Germany, India, Italy, South Africa and the United Kingdom. It was able to expand its activities in Eastern, Central and Western Development Regions of Nepal amongst school students, youth and general public.

In 2013, we are looking forward for another successful year with many more exciting and informative programmes on space science education and astronomy in Nepal.


Mr. Suresh Bhattarai, SGAC co-executive
secretary and NPoC for Nepal demonstrating
an experiment to measure the size of the
earth under the collaborative project of
NASO and SPACE-India

Country-Specific Events in 2013

  • Galileo Teacher Training Programme 2013 (Pokhara, Nepal, February 8-9, 2013): A two day programme was organized at SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Gandaki, Pokhara, Nepal. The second day remained exciting with the water rocket competition among the students of the school.

  • National Workshop on Astronomy & Astrophysics, Kathmandu, Nepal, 3-7 June 2013 (NWAA2013): International Astronomical Union (IAU) has recommended and approved our proposal to organize this event. The aim of this workshop is to create interests towards A&A research. We intend to cover data reduction and computational aspects of A&A to the undergraduate and graduate students. The workshop certificate will be issued by IAU. For more information, please visit the official site of the workshop (


Honorable president Dr. Ram Baran
Yadav ready for the observation of
the giant planet with the telescope
and waits for  the instruction from
Ir. Jean-Luc Dighaye, president of
EurAstro Association, Germany in
November 2011.

Mr. Suresh Bhattarai, NPoC for Nepal
in a group photo with the poster of
Yuri’s Gagarin in hands during a
programme for the celebration of  50th
Anniversary of First Man in Space:
Yuri Gagarin organized at Russian
Center for Science (RCSC)
and Culture in April 2011.


Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Nepal

Groups / People

Nepal Astronomical Society


Astrophysics and Cosmology Research group


BP Koirala Planetarium Observatory and Science Museum Developmental Board


National report of Nepal in SGAC Annual Reports 2009 and 2010

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