Thursday, February 11, 2010
Observation Programme from the Central department of Physics, Tribhuvan University
An observational programme was held today in the Central department of physics of Tribhuvan University, Nepal by Nepal Astronomical Society. Though the climate was quite disappointing in the previous day, it swaggered the following day. The programme continued for five long hours from 3pm to 8pm. During day time, Sun was shown using solar filter in telescope. There was a long queue of observers for observing the awe-inspiring Sun. They were thrilled to see the Sunspots. Professors and lecturers of Tribhuvan University also participated in observation including the HOD of Physics, Prof. Dr. Lok Narayan Jha.
Followed by the sun observation, a brief introduction to evening celestial bodies and constellation was given including a brief insight to the global astronomy month, GAM2010 to be held in this April globally. As the Sun disappeared in the horizon and night sky slowly began to spread its beauty, the red planet was shown followed by the blue star- Sirius, the Orion nebula and other celestial bodies. Introduction and position of various constellations, stars and other objects were also given to the participants using pointer. Overall, it was a good outreach programme conducted by NASO.