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NASO participates in the one day US-India workshop on World Wide Telescope, September 4, 2010 at IUCAA, Pune, India

A group of Nepalese delegates comprising Rishi Shah, Academician-Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Founder President-Nepal Astronomical Society(NASO); Madenra Subedi, Founder Treasurer-NASO and Suresh Bhattarai, Founder Secretary-NASO, Research student- St. Xavier's College, Kathmandu, Nepal actively participated in the one day Workshop on world Wide Telescope at Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India on September 4,2010. The event was This event was co-hosted by Microsoft Research,California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and IUCAA.

World Wide Telescope created by Microsoft is a computer program that runs under Microsoft Windows client. It allows users to convert there computer into a virtual telescopethat accesses the virtual sky, not only in optical wavelengths butalso in other bands. There are full-sky images in spectral bands rangingfrom radio to gamma-rays. There are also thousands of individual studyimages of various ast…