Showing posts from April, 2009

Reason’s poser for great minds:Nepali Student presents a theory in NASA this May!

Reason Karki, a student of Biratngar based Budhanilkantha Secondary School, who appeared for the SLC exam this year, is going to take part International Space Development Conference (ISDC) slated for May 28 in Florida of the USA.

Karki has registered his name in National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Wednesday claiming that he could prove that the Law of Gravity propounded by Sir Isaac Newton and the Principle of Space Time Curvature propounded by Albert Einstein were false. He submitted 200 US dollars to get his name registered. He claimed that he has developed mathematical formulas to prove that two principles were incomplete and false. “As I informed the NASA about my formulas, my name has been selected to prove my assertions,” Karki said.

Karki’s parents who belong to a middle class family said they would bear all the expenses to send their son to attend the conference. Karki informed that the total expenditure for his trip would come around Rs 6, 00,000. He said he…

The Portal to the Universe opens its doors for us!! Lets Explore to find some more!!!

Keeping up-to-date with cutting-edge astronomy and space science breakthroughs has just become that much easier, thanks to the Portal to the Universe, the latest Cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009). As a high-tech website embracing Web 2.0 technologies, the Portal to the Universe aims to become a one-stop-shop for astronomy news.

Released during the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (JENAM 2009), taking place this week at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, the Portal to the Universe website has been eagerly anticipated by journalists, science communicators, scientists, educators and members of the general public alike. The Portal to the Universe provides a global portal for online astronomy content, serving as an index and aggregator.

The site itself features news, blogs, video podcasts, audio podcasts, images, videos and more. Web 2.0 collaborative tools, such as the ranking of different services according to popularity, help the user …

Synopsis:Astronomy and Civilization, Budapest (Hungary), August 10-13, 2009

The conference, held to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009, is intended as an exceptional, multidisciplinary event on the most challenging questions of science, religion, and philosophy. Its motto and central theme can be stated as follows: "The level of knowledge attained in all ages has been determined by the generally accepted theory of the Universe", as observed by Paul Couderc in Histoire de l'Astronomie, 1960, page 8. The goal of the conference is to call attention to the close relations between astronomy, natural sciences and civilization, first of all to the foundational, active and renewing role of astronomy in the development of our civilization and shaping our future. Astronomy has significant impact on science in general as well as on public imagination. The conference intends to combine plenary sessions on big questions in an inspiring manner with minisymposia on cutting-edge research in physics, astrobiology, complexity sciences, and on the …

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NASA will be in Nepal for some Research in Mt. Everest during April,2009

Steve "Ark" Vander Ark takes a deep breath at the foot of the stairs in a lonely, dusky stairwell, then turns and heads up ten long flights of steps – for the eighth time. He'll repeat this ritual thrice more, for a total of 100 flights of stairs, in the NASA Johnson Space Center building where he works. And to top it all off, he's wearing a fully-laden backpack.

Above: A group shot of NASA's unofficial 2008 Mt. Everest Expedition. This year's climb will mix in some serious research.

Why?He's getting ready to climb Mount Everest.

Why?Because it's there – and because he wants to do a NASA research project along the way to benefit future space travelers.

Vander Ark (Section Manager for Wyle's Behavioral Health & Performance group at JSC) and some of his colleagues, along with Jake Maule of Marshall Space Flight Center and several other adventurous NASA and non-NASA souls, share a passion for exploration and a love of beautiful scenery. They also s…

New IYA2009 Official Product is now available through Single Point of Contacts(SPoCs)

IYA2009 and the IYA2009 Global Sponsor, Celestron have announced its new official product, FirstScope Telescope. The FirstScope is a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in astronomy. This quality Dobsonian style telescope features a 76 mm aperture reflector optical tube.

FirstScope Telescope: New IYA2009 Official Product at special price for IYA2009 Nodes

FirstScope is an ideal entry level astronomical telescope. It is very easy to observe with, the user simply navigates the night sky by moving the tube in the direction of their desired object, making the viewing experience a snap! The compact design makes it easy enough to take with you on your next outdoor adventure.

FirstScope will be available at a special price of 24.50 USD plus shipping costs per telescope for the IYA2009 network. IYA2009 Single Points of Contacts who wish to take this excellent opportunity should collect orders and place a single order to Celestron.They said that individual orders will not be accepted. The de…

Fourth International Conferene on The Frontiers of Plasma Physics and technology held in Kathmandu During 6-10,April,2009

Fourth International Conference On The frontiers of Plasma Physics and Technology concluded with a success in Kathmandu today.There were total 69 oral presentations and 5o Poster presentations among which two oral and 18 poster presentations were made by Nepali Researchers of Tribhuvan University and Kathmandu University of Nepal.During the event two posters were awarded the best.The poster session was held on 7th April,2009.

The towering peak in the Himalayan range is 8848 meters high Mt. Everest.

This was the 4th conference in the series of "International conference on the Frontiers of Plasma Physics and Technology" and the series was being organized in different developing countries to encourage a large number of local researchers to participate in the conference. The earlier three conferences were held in Bangalore 2002, Goa 2005 (India) and Bangkok (Thailand) in 2007. This series was planned to provide a unique opportunity to the researchers to directly interact with the…

100 Hours of Astronomy Concludes with more outreach in Nepal

Nepal celebrated 100 hours of Astronomy with different activities like Star parties,Lectures and screening of the movie The Eyes on The Skies during 2-5 April,2009 as International Astronomical Union(IAU) and UNESCO have announced the year 2009 as International Year of Astronomy(IYA2009) to mark the 400th years of exploration or the universe by telescope with different activities through out the world to enhance the public understanding of our place in the universe as "The Universe,Yours to Discover"

On 2nd April,the first day of 100HA, there was screening program of "The Eyes on The Skies" movie at St. Xavier's College,Maitighar,Kathmandu between 11:55-13:00 Hrs.More than 100 students from I.Sc. and B.Sc. along with teachers attended the screening.Before the screening of the movie I gave brief introduction of IYA2009 and Rijendra Thapa,one of my friend,gave brief information regarding International Year of Science.This was the only program on 2nd April in Nepal…

100 Hours of Astronomy in Nepal:Some Photographic Glimpses


Celebrating 100 Hours of Astronomy in Nepal

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) is organizing a program on Sturday, 4th April, 2009 at CelebrationCo-EdSchool, Jorpati (near OrthopaedicHospital) celebrate 100 Hours of Astronomy in Nepal. Different events are taking place all over the world to celebrate 100 HA from April 2-5, 2009.

International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO have declared 2009 as International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) to mark 400 years of the telescopic observation of our cosmos my Galileo Galilei in 1609 A.D.

Program Details:Venue: CelebrationCo-EdSchool, Jorpati (near OrthopaedicHospital)Date: Saturday, 4th April, 2009Time: 12:30 onwardsPrograms: To screen The Eyes on The Skies, some lectures on Astronomy by amateur astronomers of Nepal and Telescopic observation of The SUN (if weather permits) Contact: 4910332
NASO would like to invite to all of you who have interest on astronomy to the event and celebrate 100 HA along with the young minds of the nation. Also, we will like to distribute The Copies of The D…

Eyes on The Skies Opens 100 HA in Nepal

Nepal Astronomical Society(NASO) and The St. Xavier's College,Kathmandu organized a program to celebrate the Opening events of 100 Hours of Astronomy in Nepal today.
During the program,Suresh Bhattarai and Rijendra Thapa of NASO gave a brief introduction about IYA2009 and 100 Hours of Astronomy.
After the introduction,There was a screening of "The Eyes on The Skies" for an hour.
More than 100 students from I.Sc. and B.Sc. enjoyed the movie during the program.There were also teachers and the faculty members from the Department of Physics to give the rise in the number of participants by a dozens.
"It was really interesting" said one of the participants from B.Sc. 1 st year Students.There was a huge queue to have a copy of the DVDs for others.
Meanwhile, there was a star party to observe Saturn organized my GASPO-Nepal which was postpond for tomorrow due to adverse weather in Kathmandu.