Photo 1: From left,Er. Shah,Academician,NAST,President of NASO;Surendra and Samir Sagar,Reporters of STV,Rijendra Thapa,Founder Member of NASO
Nepal Astronomical Society(NASO)is spreading news regarding through different means Total Solar Eclipse in Nepal which is the longest Total Solar Eclipse of 21st Century for the public awareness and the safe observation of the Solar Eclipse.People from 14 districts of Nepal can enjoy the spectacular view of the Total Solar Eclipse from 05:45 to 07:47 NST while rest of 61 districts will observe the partial Solar Eclipse.
Photo 2: Suresh Bhattarai,Founder member explaining about the telescopes,Binoculars, Solar Filters and Solar Eclipse Glasses
Regarding the generating awareness to the public NASO has been conducting the training for local people and the Students of Schools and Colleges of Kathmandu How To Make a Pin Hole Projection Box?.
So Far We have conducted the training in Celebration Co-Ed School,Jorpati; St. Xavier's College,Maitighar and for the Local people of Balaju and Chabahil of Kathmandu District.
On July 18,2009 we were interviewed by Nepal Television(NTV) and Center for Information Network(CIN).NTV is the National Channel of state of Nepal and CIN is the umbrella network for more than 150 FM stations through the nation.On July 19,2009 we have been interviewed by Sagarmatha Television.All of them are preparing for the special programme that will be broadcast before the total Solar Eclipse(TSE) and other news regarding the TSE that will be telecast and broadcast before the Eclipse regularly through out the nation.
We have getting request for the information on TSE from different National Dailies,National Weeklies and Local Dailies.
Here are the links to the news published so far.
Longest total solar eclipse of 21st century By Sudeep Neupane/Rishi Shah (http://www.gorkhapatra.org.np/rising.detail.php?article_id=21434&cat_id=8)
शतब्दीको सबैभन्दा लामो सुर्यग्रहण २०६६ श्रावण ७ गते पुर्वी नेपालको १४ जिल्लाबाट देख्न सकिने(http://yubabahas.com/?p=8700)
नेपालको १४ जिल्लाबाट खग्रास सुर्यग्रहण देख्न सकिने(http://freenepal.com.np/article.php?WTJGMFBXaGxZV1JzYVc1bGN5WnBaRDB5TXpjd053PT0=%22)
Hide-and-seek with the Sun by Jayanta Acharya,The Himalayan Times,National English Daily(http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Hide-and-seek+with+the+Sun&id=MTk5OTk=)
Eastern skies brace for rare celestial drama
Longest total solar eclipse on Wednesday morning,The Kathmandu Post,National English Daily (http://www.kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=205072)