SGAC Nepal

Regional Coordinator
Asia Pacific 
National Points of Contact
Nepal
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, however space science  and technology in Nepal is in grass root level. With an aim to develop space sciences in Nepal, SGAC Nepal is currently working in collaboration with Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and Nepal Scientific Activities and Research Center (NESARC) on outreach and local resource development. If you would like to actively promote, contribute and develop space sciences in Nepal, do join us!

 

Young Space Activities Overview in Nepal

SGAC Nepal is currently focused mostly on outreach activities to  connect  students,  the  general  public  and  decision  makers.  It  also  frequently organizes  observations  sessions,  talk  programmes, interaction sessions and documentary/poster shows in different parts of Nepal. SGAC Nepal had another successful year 2014 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), St. Xavier's College  and  Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO). On the international stage, SGAC Nepal members were actively involved in organizing the first Asia-Pacific – Space Generation Workshop 2014 (AP-SGW). This year SGAC Nepal was represented at AP-SGW, APRSAF and also in various space science and astronomy related conferences in India.


In the past few years the network of space enthusiasts has been slowly growing in Nepal and now there are regional astronomical clubs in three out of five development regions in the country. Nepal participated in the International Astronomy Olympiad for the first time in 2014 and the application for this year is already open. A few students from engineering colleges in Nepal have also come up with a plan to send a student satellite and also a high altitude balloon. These two projects are currently being guided by SGAC Nepal members, so the outreach programs are slowly but surely yielding results.

 

Country-Specific Events in 2013

      1. Program: Galileo Teacher Training Program
            Date: 20-21 February, 2015 (at Pokhara, Kaski)
            Time: 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM

            Date:27-28 February, 2015 (at Kathmandu)
            Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

            Date:7-8 March, 2015 (at Kathmandu)
            Time: 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM

      2. National Astronomy Olympiad-2015

    •        - Registration deadline till end of March, 2015.
    •        - Winner of 2nd NAO-2015 will participate at 9th International Olympiad in Astronomy and    Astrophysics. 9th IOAA will be held in Java, Indonesia during 26th July to 4th August 2015.

 

    1. Yuri’s Night Celebration

      • Screening of the documentary series: Space Race by BBC on 9th March, 16th March, 23th March, 30th March and movie Interstellar on 6th April, 2015 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM followed by review talk at Auditorium Hall of Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Kathmandu.

 

First team from Nepal to participate in the International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics First Regional School on Astrophysical Data Reduction

First team from Nepal to participate in the International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics

First Regional School on Astrophysical Data Reduction

 

Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Nepal

Groups / People

Nepal Astronomical Society

Studies

Astrophysics and Cosmology Research group

National Astronomy Olympiad 2015 

Institutions

BP Koirala Planetarium Observatory and Science Museum Developmental Board

Centre For Space Science And Technology Education In Asia And The Pacific

Documents

National report of Nepal in SGAC Annual Reports 2012 and 2013


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