Astro Tea-Talk & Star Party

A total of 33 participants (both science & non-science background) participated enthusiastically in the event. Rotaractors from Rotaract Club of Patan Durbar Square, Rotaract Club of Kathmandu Medical College, Rotaract Club of Lalitpur, Rotaract Club of Yala and Rotaract Club of Pashupati were also the part of the event. 
Mr. Suresh Bhattarai (Chairman and CEO of NASO), Rtr. Kishor Acharya (President St. Xavier’s Physics Council- Nepal (SXPC-Nepal), Past President, Rotaract Club of Kathmandu Mid-Town) & Mr. Ishan Basyal (National Point of Contact (NPoC) for Nepal from Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)) were the facilitators in the event from NASO. 
Equipment Used were: 
· Solar Telescope 
· 8’inch Dobsonian Optical Telescope 
· Binoculars 
During the first session of the program, participants were indulged in some interesting astronomical talk program with the facilitators. Mr. Suresh Bhattarai talked about Comet Love-Joy and Rosetta Mission. Mr. Kishor Acharya’s talk topic was “Pluto Flies”. Whereas, Mr. Ishan Basyal put some light over “Where is Everybody?.The talk program was followed by Solar Observation in the basketball court at Thames International College and a meal break before moving on to the next session ( Observation). 
In the second session held at Sano Gaucharan Community Park (Besides Sano Sansar Youth Hostel), Old Banshwor, participants were indulged purely in observation of the celestial bodies: 
1. Venus with its phases 
2. Andromeda Galaxy 
3. Pleiades 
4. Orion Nebula 
5. Jupiter and its Galilean Moons 
The program was coordinated by Rtr. Sichu Chitrakar, Club Secretary/ President Elect (RY 2014-15) and jointly organized by Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) and Rotaract Club of Kathmandu Mid-Town.

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