Wednesday, February 29, 2012

5th International Meeting of Astronomy and Astronautics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 19-21, 2012

Louis Cruls Astronomy Club has announced the fifth version of the international meeting. The 5th International Meeting of Astronomy and Astronautics will be held in Reo de Janeiro, Brazil during April 19-21, 2012.

If you wish to participate, then start planning for it. For Nepalese you have to apply VISA from New Delhi so it takes some time. So, don't wait, start now if you want to meet some of the world's best known personalities in Brazil this April.

Please visit the conference website for more details on the event http://meeting.passeiopeloceu.org/

Louis Cruls Astronomy Club is now co-orporate member of EurAstro Association. At this moment, I would like to congratulate my friend Prof. Marcelo de Oliveira Souza
President of the Organizing Committee of the 5th International Meeting of Astronomy and Astronautics.

Um fraterno abraço :)

Waxing Crescent Moon besides Swayambhu Temple (Monkey Temple)

Dear valued readers,

I am presenting you the work of Sajani Manandhar who has started doing photography for last couple of months and getting towards professionalism. Here I present her work and her quotes for the moments. I am very thankful to her for taking this blog for reaching the world with her creative and innovative work. I found it as one of precious piece of landscape astrophotography done in Nepal by such female photographer.



She writes "It’s not that we always get lucky. When the moon is just besides the great Swayambhu Nath Temple, there might be no light and when there is light, the moon might not be in the right place. But, last Sunday, 26th February 2012, I got very lucky. Actually I always wanted to caputre the moon and Swayambhu Nath Temple together. That day I waited for around one hour in the cold weather for the moon to travel all way round towards temple. I am an amateur photographer, I have not decided on my genre yet. I click whatever I feel like clicking but being Buddhist myself I had a desire to catch this mesmerizing view in my camera. When I got this image, I was very happy but then I felt like I don’t know much about the moon. These days I am busy learning more about planets and satellites."

Congratulations Sajani for this wonderful work. Looking forward to get more work in coming days.

All the best with your landscape astrophotography in Nepal :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Space Generation Fusion Forum 2012

The Space Generation Advisory Council presents the inaugural Fusion Forum – a US space event highlighting international thinking geared towards university students and young professionals at Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA during April 15-16, 2012.

This event, held in conjunction with the National Space Symposium, aims to gather a selected group of up to 50 top young adults from various areas of space – government, industry, and academia. These intense, interactive panel discussions moderated by today's international space sector leaders will gather the perspectives of tomorrow's space leaders on today's key space issues. Output will be reported at the AIAA's Space 2012 conference. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet many high-level international space leaders through networking events and experience the opening of the 28th Annual National Space Symposium.

Please find more details on: http://spacegeneration.org/index.php/activities/fusion-forum

The deadline for the registration is March 4, 2012. As SGAC is selecting only top 50 leaders from the globe, apply now and get higher change to get selected :)

In between, don't forget to apply for funding opportunities that SGAC will provide you with different competitions through out the year.

For more on SGAC project and competetions, please visit: http://spacegeneration.org/index.php/activities/current-projects

International Meteor Conference 2012


The International Meteor Organization (IMO) will hold the 31st annual International Meteor Conference (IMC) on La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, from 20 till 23 September, 2012. The conference will be organized by the Astro Travels agency in collaboration with the Cabildo of La Palma island authority which will sponsor this event.

For more details please visit http://imo.net/imc2012/