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update: Kathmandu Astrophysics School announcement

Kathmandu Astrophysics School (KAS2018) Date: June 10-17, 2018 Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal Participants will be introduced to basic concepts and computational techniques in astrophysics and cosmology. Lectures will be combined with hands-on projects, professional development and networking, with the goal of mentoring advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students to …

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update – one day workshop

‘One Day Workshop in Astronomy and Astrophysics Research’  February 27, 2018 Nepal Academy of Science and Technolgy (NAST) Registration Form (online)  Deadline is February 23, 2018 Note: Limited partial/full travel grant is available for deserving students. Women are especially encouraged to apply! More information about the project on the website: http://www.nepalastronomicalsociety.org/projects/dasn2018/

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Overview of project

Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) (www.ghe.co.in) seeks to provide clean energy access, Digital education and Livelihood access through solar power for the remote unelectrified Himalayan communities, located in the higher reaches of the Himalaya above 13000 ft, by providing energy access through DC solar micro-grids. Energy access intervention has acted as …

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Overview of project

KAS2018 is a 9-day astrophysics school on ‘Computational Methods in Astrophysics’ targeting 25 advanced University students from Nepal (~80%) and abroad (~20%). Academic lectures are complemented by supervised hands-on group projects for optimal active learning, and by science education/professional skill development seminars. KAS2018 builds upon a successful pilot held in …

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Final report

This project was delayed to the massive earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015. Unfortunately, University Grant Commission, Ministry of Science & Technology withdrew their commitment to support this school. So the project was downscaled for 35 participants instead of the original 120 participants NSAS was conducted during 20-23 December 2016 successfully. …

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