International Year of Light (IYL2015):Global Year Highlighting the Importance of Light!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) invites you to participate in #NameExoWorld Contest and Cosmic Light, two major International Astronomical Union (IAU) projects to celebrate International Year of Light 2015 (IYL2015).

What is NameExoWolds?
It is a global contest where everyone can participate to propose the name of the ExoWorlds. To propose the name, you need to register your organization, group, club, college, school, etc to IAU Directory ( before December 31, 2014! You can check all the details about the contest at its official site, for any confusion, please feel free to contact us at info.naso [at]

Please read the press release by IAU regarding the IAU Directory and Contest:

What is Cosmos Light?
It is global celebration of importance of light. There will be several sub programmes as:

You can find all the details at official website of IYL2015 ( about Cosmic Light Programme. If you have any queries,you can write us at info.naso[at]
What is International Year of Light 2015?
The International Year of Light 2015 recognizes the importance of raising global awareness of how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture, and health. Fore more details,

What is IAU Office for Astronomy Outeach?
The IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO) is IAU’s hub for coordinating its public outreach activities around the world. The aim is to build networks to support and disseminate information to the amateur astronomy and public outreach communities, and to ultimately make it easier for the public to access information about our Universe. For more details, 

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