Friday, November 25, 2016

Webinar with CERN physicists

PAS organized a webinar program with the physicists from CERN on 19 November 2016. Dr. Ajeeta Khatiwada, research associate at Purdue University and working in CMS experiment at CERN, delivered talk on the title ‘Probing tiny particles with the world’s largest accelerator’  followed by the question/ answer session with the participants. She described Standard Model of particle physics and explained how these tiny particles are studied with the help of different detectors installed at CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research. 
Dr. Suyog Shrestha, a postdoc at Ohio State University and researcher at ATLAS experiment at CERN, had given talk on ‘What Good is Physics Degree?’ He discussed about the opportunities with the physics degree in numerous fields.

45 participants from different high schools and universities attended the webinar in SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, Rambazar, Pokhara. This program was followed by Solar Observation session. 

Solar Observation

Pokhara Yuri’s Night Celebration and Space Party-2016

To celebrate the first human exploration in the Space, Pokhara Astronomical Society (PAS) organized 'Pokhara Yuri's Night Celebration and Space Party-2016' at Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara on 12 April 2016. The program was conducted in association with Creative Science Association among more than thirty B.Sc. students to encourage them in space science education.
The program is divided into two sessions. Talk session and workshop session. The first session was started with documentary show  1st man ever in Space 'Vostok1' along with the presentation about history and importance of celebrating this day. Mr. Kamal Poudel presented a talk about scientific research methodology and Mr. Jeevan Lamsal delivered talk on the detection of gravitational wave.
Second session was run by Mr. Sabin Gautam. He instructed the participants to use Stellarium software along with the sky observation technique . Workshop session was followed by the preparation of Astrokits( Star wheel, Solar motion) to identify the position of stars in night sky and to understand the motion of Sun from different latitude of Earth at different time.

Mr. Kamal Poudel giving talk

Participants learning Stellarium

Astrokits making workshop

Mr. Sabin Gautam talking about sky observation techniques

Group photo

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Webinar on Particle Physics

Pokhara Astronomical Society (PAS) is  organizing a Webinar on Particle Pysics with physicists from CERN. Webinar will be followed by Solar Observation session after 2 pm.

Dr. Ajeeta Khatiwada
Research Associate, Purdue University

Dr. Suyog Shrestha
Postdoc, Ohio State University

Date: Saturday 19 November 2016
Time: 11:00 - 14:00
Venue: SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, Rambazar, Pokhara

Registration is free. Fill up the form to secure your participation.