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Call for Applications: Astronomy Olympiad Teacher Training 2017


Kathmandu, August 8, 2017: Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) has announced the National Call for ‘Astronomy Olympiad Teacher Training 2017’ to select teachers who will help the organizing National Astronomy Olympiad Organizing Committee- Nepal to organize 5th National Astronomy Olympiad 2018 in Nepal.

The five best applicants will be selected based on their motivation, academic history and interviews (both telephone and in person).

They will participate in the upcoming Astronomy Olympiad Exposure Camp 2017 which will be held at Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai, India during October 31-November 3, 2017.

Objective of training:

The primary objective of this training is to select the five best applicants who will assist NASO to organize its astronomy Olympiad in 2018. It also aims at productive interaction of the selected candidates at the regional level (SAARC) with Olympiad activity at its focus.

What will be there at the training at HBCSE, Mumbai, India?

It will consist of various exposure sessions on theory, data analysis problems as well as night sky observation sessions. Tentative topics include celestial mechanics, observational astronomy, positional astronomy and observable properties of stars.

Who can apply? 

Anyone who has completed their Master’s degree in physics (preferably with major astrophysics) and currently working as a physics faculty at one of the high school in Nepal can apply.

What will be the cost of participation?

Selected candidates will be reimbursed to and fro travel fare as per the entitlement. Food and accommodation in the HBCSE Guest House will be provided. During the workshop, one may visit HBCSE laboratories, library, History of Science Exhibition, HBCSE “books for sale” section, etc.

How to apply?

Interested candidate need to send

  • one-page motivation letter
  • latest CV with photo and contact number
  • nomination letter from their institute/college (Application without nomination letter from the college is not valid)

to contact@nepalastronomicalsociety.org by 5:00 PM, Friday, August 25, 2017. Incomplete application will not be processed for the selection round!

When will be the selection result available?

The result will be announced at the website of Nepal Astronomical Society on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, and provided with further instruction on the participation in India.

For further details, visit http://astronomy-nepal.blogspot.com/2017/08/5th-national-call-for-astronomy.html

Application Deadline: August 25, 2017