Saturday, February 19, 2011

16th SET Exhibition 2011: A busy day for astronomical outreach in Kathmandu!

Today, I remained extremely busy showing THE SUN to the participants of SET exhibition at my college.Though the programme started officially at 09:30 Hrs, I have already started to show look into the Sun and the spot that has been formed for last couple of days.

We had put our project " Promoting Space Science Education and Astronomy in Nepal" for which our team had worked for several week. Though we plan for CCD imaging and live streaming of the Sun in the screen, we could not do that because of heavy crowd since morning. Our team had been composed of M.Sc. physics ( second year) and B.Sc. Physics (third year) to show the possibilities of intra class collaboration for such project in coming days and for greater interaction among the Physics students in the college.

Today we had three parallel session, one explanation of the posters and formation or galaxies and role of citizen to discover his/her position in this vast universe! G.D. Pudasaini ( B.Sc.) and Shekhar Phuyal( M.Sc.) were busy explaining about the universe and Sunspot and it's consequences to Earth, another was Message to the alien. Mr. Utsab Kandel was busy filming people behind our Message banner with their massage to alien if they exist! I was busy with the telescope with the long queue behind me and our project leader Mr. Rijendra Thapa was busy co-ordinating all the queue to our main stall where G.D. are Shekhar were busy explaining universe, to the telescope and to the shooting spot!

We even didn't have time to eat and were busy till 16:00 Hrs. Though we packed up for all others stuffs, I remained busy showing Sunspot till 16:15 Hrs for the remaining queue!!

With our project, more than 1500 people look at he Sun and its Sun spot for the first time and more than 100 people recored their message to Alien!!

Thank you all who visited our project stall today and special thank goes to Riwaj Pokhrel, for his help to control the crowd when I felt tired!

Hurrey, we made anothet successful outreach in Nepal:-)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Grand Design is now available in the Nepalese Market!

It's a good news to all the readers of Nepal that The book " GRAND DESIGN", written by physicists Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow ,is available in the major book shops in Nepal. I found the mark price for the book as 960 NRs where you will get 10 % discount on almost on every store :-)

The book examines the history of scientific knowledge about the universe. It starts with the Ionian Greeks, who claimed that nature works by laws, and not by the will of the gods. It later presents the work of Nicolaus Copernicus, who advocated the concept that the Earth is not located in the center of the universe. The authors then describe the theory of quantum mechanics using, as an example, the probable movement of an electron around a room. The presentation has been described as easy to understand by some reviewers, but also as sometimes "impenetrable," by others. The central claim of the book is that the theory of quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity together help us understand how universes could have formed out of nothing.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Students of faculty of science of Tribhuvan University(TU), Kirtipur is organizing Second National Science Exhibition,February 7-11, 2011 at Central Department of Physics, TU, Kirtipur.There will be different projects on science and technology prepared by the students. The visitors will certainly have a greater view towards the development of S&T in Nepal once they visit the Exhibition. Different events are organized everyday from 9 am to 6 pm during the exhibition.

This exhibition is supported by Nepal Physical Society (NPS), NAST, Kathmandu University, Ministry of S&T and Media partners.

So, don't miss this great opportunity to know what our future scientists are doing in the country!