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#51 Himal Bhandari

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Posted 16 March 2022 - 07:08 AM

Thank you very much Sir!



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Posted 13 July 2022 - 02:19 PM

On July 8, 9 and 10, we conducted 3 days solar and lunar observation event on the occasion of "On the Moon Again". During the event, we discussed about Moon Landing, viewed solar and lunar surface. In the night, we played moon landing video and various other moon related video through the projector. We discussed on the types of telescopes, their working mechanisms, etc. We had plenty of participants during the event. Here are some of the photos of the event.

 

For more photos, you can check here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AMNUBHoqrET6sWuqEPRR6MVvtNrUYIhF?usp=sharing

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Posted 20 July 2022 - 04:09 PM

Wow, this is incredible. I think that you will have a lot of people in the society of astronomers because almost all of my friends are interested in this science, let's say. Even when I entered asa miami college to study economics, I still found time to look through my telescope at night and watch meteorites or stars fall. Every time I see it, I admire it. If I could somehow join your community, then I would be glad. I want to talk and discuss astronomy with people who understand something about it. Otherwise, I usually always tell everyone about it.


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Posted 20 July 2022 - 04:40 PM

That's wonderful, Himal! Thank you for sharing the story and photos. It looks like a lot of fun and a time to learn as well. Really great outreach event!

 

Keep up the good work!

 

-Mary


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#55 Himal Bhandari

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Posted 09 October 2022 - 04:00 AM

On collaboration with NASA space apps challenge organizer committee in Nepal, we conducted solar observation program for the participants and guests followed by public lunar and planetary observing session in the evening.

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#56 Himal Bhandari

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Posted 25 October 2022 - 01:34 PM

We organized Solar Eclipse observation program today. We had over 80 participants, mostly children and teenagers. Partial solar eclipse started in Nepal today at 4:52 PM and lasted for 32 mins till 5:24 PM. Everyone was excited to see the solar eclipse for the first time.

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Posted 25 October 2022 - 09:28 PM

Wonderful, Himal! 
 

Great job 



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Posted 27 December 2022 - 12:25 PM

Greetings everyone!

 

In December 26, we organized a talk show in collaboration with 'Research Hub' on "The Ancient Theory of Everything" followed by different games and Night sky observation. Er. Arif Ali, author of The Ancient Theory of Everything, talked about his recently published papers. Several students from the university and local schools joined us in the talk show. 

 

At evening, we observed the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars through the telescope. 

 

Below are some pics of the event.

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Posted 27 December 2022 - 01:41 PM

I love reading all of the great outreach you are doing Himal - thanks for sharing!


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#60 Himal Bhandari

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Posted 24 January 2023 - 01:12 AM

Three days of out-of-this-world fun at the largest tech fest of the state! Our astronomy outreach program welcomed over 10,000 visitors mainly students who were mesmerized by the sunspot and thrilled by the launch of water rockets. The constellation tubes and demonstrations left everyone overwhelmed with joy. 

 

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#61 Himal Bhandari

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Posted 30 January 2023 - 06:35 AM

"The 70th anniversary of the school in my state was an event to remember, with over 1500 participants coming together to celebrate this significant milestone. During the exhibition, attendees were treated to a unique experience as they viewed sunspots through telescopes and special solar glasses. The excitement was further heightened by the launch of water rockets, which added a touch of science and hands-on learning to the celebration. Additionally, students showcased their knowledge and creativity through model and poster presentations, making the exhibition a true testament to the school's commitment to education and growth. Overall, the 70th anniversary of the school was a memorable and educational experience for all who took part."

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Posted 14 February 2023 - 03:06 AM

We recently conducted an outreach program at a local school where we discussed the history of astronomy, the solar system, constellations, eclipses, and space rocks. We also demonstrated how the seasons occur and provided students with the opportunity to observe the sun and distant terrestrial objects through a telescope.

 

Here are some glimpses of the event!

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Posted 14 February 2023 - 05:45 AM

Himal, my heart is swelling and my eyes are leaking!

 

It’s so beautiful what you’re doing. bow.gif


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#64 Himal Bhandari

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Posted 02 March 2023 - 01:27 PM

One of the schools in our community organized a science, arts and crafts exhibition along with a food fest, which was attended by many students, parents, and teachers. Over 1000 people observed the sun through the telescope and solar glasses, which was an exciting experience for everyone. The event provided a great opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy various activities while learning about science and technology. 
 

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#65 Himal Bhandari

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Posted 22 July 2023 - 01:18 AM

During my recent visit to my birthplace, I had the opportunity to share my ideas and knowledge of astronomy, especially with the kids. Being able to watch the wonders of the sky through the telescope made everyone excited, and the kids were jumping and dancing with joy. We participated in many fun activities, such as launching water rockets, creating constellation tubes, engaging in arts and games, and much more. It was a memorable moment for both the kids and me.

 

Here is a short video of the things we did.

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Posted 22 July 2023 - 10:26 AM

That's some nice dark skies.  I think it's great what you're doing to outreach to those who would otherwise not have access to a telescope.  Hopefully you are teaching them about light pollution so that their skies remain pristine.


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#67 Himal Bhandari

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Posted 10 October 2023 - 10:22 AM

I was invited to the NASA International Space Apps Challenge as a guest in my province, which was hosted by the Nepal Astronomical Society. There were 21 teams with over 100 participants working on different challenges. We had interactions with all the participants and discussed the projects they were working on. In the afternoon, we had a solar observation program. The participants were overwhelmed with joy as they observed the sunspots.

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Posted 14 December 2023 - 03:44 AM

During our recent journey to the Pathivara Temple, situated at an elevation of 3794 meters above sea level, we brought along a telescope and a few pairs of solar glasses. For our first night, we settled at an altitude of 2780 meters. Despite the weather forecast promising clear skies, the sky initially disappointed us. Fortunately, it cleared up late at night, allowing us and the locals to enjoy observing the moon, Jupiter, and Saturn.

 

The following day, we embarked on a 5-kilometer walk towards the temple site, which took approximately 3 hours. Unfortunately, we couldn't carry the telescope, but we did have the solar glasses with us. Pilgrims present at the site delighted in using the solar glasses to watch the sun. On our way back, we made several stops at different locations, allowing people to observe the sun through the solar glasses.

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Posted 01 January 2024 - 02:24 AM

On the final day of 2023, we spent the day communicating astronomy with the public. We conducted solar observation program at various sites during the day. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate for our nighttime sky watching. Still, everyone had a fantastic time during the day, learning and enjoying the experience together.

 

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Posted 20 February 2024 - 10:20 PM

We successfully conducted an outreach program in a school in our community. The program highlighted the importance of astronomy to the young minds along with the understanding of our night sky, solar system and different astronomical phenomena. Students and teachers from the school had breathtaking experience observing the Sun and sunspots, moon and planets through telescopes. 

 

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Posted 09 April 2024 - 08:30 AM

We recently conducted an outreach program at a local school where we discussed the history of astronomy, the solar system, constellations, eclipses, and space rocks. We also demonstrated how the seasons occur and provided students with the opportunity to observe the sun and distant terrestrial objects through a telescope.

 

Here are some glimpses of the event!

That sounds like such an amazing outreach program!


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