Saturday, October 28, 2017

United Nations/ Austria Symposium on "Access to Space: Holistic Capacity-Building for the 21st Century"

Nepal successfully participated in United Nations/ Austria Symposium on "Access to Space: Holistic Capacity-Building for the 21st Century" Graz, Austria, 3 - 7 September 2017 Organized by The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, co-organized & co-sponsored by the Government of Austria European Space Agency (ESA), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Austrospace, Joanneum Research, NPOC Space Law, Graz University of Technology, City of Graz, State of Styria, the Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology. More than 40 participants, from 30 countries had attended the Symposium highlighted on framework of topic on Space Science technology and the possible role of United Nations. 
Sabin Gautam from  Pokhara Astronomical Society (PAS) presented his paper on space science capacity buildings activities focus on youth and women in Nepal .The Symposium primarily focus on how space base technology can be  utilize for holistic capacity building of our society.  All symposium participants had presented their recommendation and to address the challenge for capability building through space technology.  The Symposium was concluded by addressing the objective of UNISPACE+50 to strengthen international coordination and cooperation in the use and applications of space science, technology as well as policy and law. In particular, the Symposium is expected to contribute mainly to Thematic Priority 7: Capacity building for the 21st Century.
Mr. Sabin Gautam, program coordinator at PAS, presenting his talk.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Astro-Photo Exhibition

We organized one day Astro-Photo exhibition on 5 May 2017 in Pokhara, Nepal. The event was very successful to circulate the importance of astronomy and inspire citizens towards astronomy and science activities. The program was organized in association with Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara Secondary School and Navodit Institute of Multiple Studies (NIMS) Pokhara, Nepal. It was a public event where photos related to astronomy and space sciences were displayed followed by solar observation and night sky observation session. 

Preparing for photos

Visitors taking interest in telescope, laser light and astronomy pictures
Exhibition venue

School students visiting different pictures 

School students in exhibition

School Students interacting about pictures with exhibitor

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pokhara Yuri's Night Star Party 2017

Pokhara Astronomical Society (PAS), a pioneer organization in the field of Astronomy and Space Science, celebrated 57th Yuri’s Night on 12th April 2017 in Pokhara, Nepal. The program was organized in association with Arunya Jyoti Pustakalya kundhar-13 Pokhara. Mr. Sabin Gautam, Program coordinator, gave a talk about the importance and achievement of human in space exploration among participants. Participants were from different age groups from 8 years old to 53 years old.  Interaction with participant about human space exploration and space science education was very fruitful and effective. 

Program Flyer

School student watching documentary 'First Orbit'

Participants in talk and interaction session

Mr. Sabin Gautam, Program Coordinator, giving talk 

Group Photo