About Universe Awareness (UNAWE)

UNAWE’s vision is to use the beauty and grandeur of the Universe to inspire young children and encourage them to develop an interest in science and technology. The program also aims to introduce children to the idea of global citizenship and tolerance at a crucial stage of their development – to show them that they are part of an international community. Until the advent of UNAWE, there were no large scale attempts to use astronomy as a tool for inspiring and educating young children. Therefore, while our resources are open to all, the program is aimed at children aged 4 to 10 years, especially those from underprivileged communities.

UNAWE Global Network

UNAWE currently has 63 member countries including Nepal and comprises a global network of about 1,000 astronomers, teachers and other educators. Each member country has a national program, which coordinates its UNAWE activities and acts as a point of contact for people to find out what is happening in their local area.


Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) hosts the UNAWE National programs for Nepal. NASO dedicates its primary level program on astronomy and space science to UNAWE-Nepal and coordinated by a team of dedicated volunteers.

How to get involved?

Interested people can contact Manisha Dwa, UNAWE National Coordinator Nepal for the UNAWE activities at their educational institutions or community center, astronomy club, STEAM Club, etc.