It's a Sun Day: another GAM2010 event in Nepal!

Nepal Astronomical Society(NASo) organized an event to mark Sunday, global program of GAM2010 here in Nepal on Sunday,April 11,2010. The program was organized in H.B. Complex during 14:00-17:00 Hrs for the public to view the Sun through 8 Inch Dobsonian and some solar eclipse glasses. Unfortunately we could not show Sun spot to the participants during the event:-( Did you find Sunspot during the time in your region?

Photo:NASO Executive members ready during the completion of Solar Observation with the telescope. From left: Mr. Rijendra Thapa ( founder member),Mr.Sudeep Neupane (founder vice president),Er. Rishi Shah (founder president),Mr. Suresh Bhattarai ( founder Secretary) and Mr. Riwaj Pokhrel ( founder Member)

Photo: 8 inch Dobsonian from Sky Watcher used for solar observation. This telescope was bought with the help of TWAAN in 2009 for better outreach in Nepal.

Photo: Mr. Rijendra Thapa, Founder member and NPoC of SGAG for Nepal, Mr. Sudeep Neupane, Founder Vice President of NASO and co-ordinator of CALP-NEpal and Mr. Riwaj Pokhrel, Founder member of NASO and NC of AWB for Nepal wearing solar eclipse glasses for solar observation.

Photo: Official Poster for SUNDAY issued by Global Astronomy Month (GAM) 2010.

Photo: Poster designed by Azhy Ch. Hasan, president of President of Amateur Astronomers Association of Kurdistan / Iraq.

There were more than 50 participants of different ages with remarkable presence of women and children.

Photo: One of the participant looking at the SUN through Telescope during the event.

Photo: One of the female participant asking about the event and why we celebrate GAM2010 and SUN Day in Nepal to president Er. Rishi Shah. Er. Shah is also an academician of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology(NAST), Nepal.

During the event, Er. Rishi Shah, president of NASO explained to the public why NASO is conducting such outreach events in Nepal. Mr. Riwaj Pokhrel, AWB co-ordinator for Nepal, explained about the GAM2010 while Mr. Sudeep Neupane, Vice President of NASO and Mr. Suresh Bhattarai, Secretary of NASO and Mr. Rijendra Thapa guided the public for safe view of The SUN! So, It's a SUN DAY! Happy SUN DAY to all of you! Hope you too enjoyed the Sunday today:-)


  1. Thanks for sharing the news,
    We were podcasting from Sri Lanka in the same evening !

  2. Great! All the best for future GAM events in Sri Lanka :-)


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