National School in Astronomy and Astrophysics 2009

In celebration of International Year of Astronomy 2009, a nine-day school on Astronomy and Astrophysics was organized by in Kathmandu, Nepal by B.P.K. Planeterium, Observatory and Science Museum Development Board, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Nepal from May 18th – 26th , 2009. There were 75 participants from all over Nepal comprising of teachers and students of Masters, Graduate and Undergraduate levels. The school was inaugurated by the Science and Technology Minister. In addition to lectures and exercises in Astronomy and Astrophysics, during the school, the participants also observed the different heavenly bodies through the Meade Cassegerian Telescope at Nagarkot Observatory near Kathmandu.