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IAU appointed a new National Outreach Coordinator (NOC) for Nepal for next three years!

22 Jan 2019, 03:27 UTC
IAU appointed a new National Outreach Coordinator (NOC) for Nepal for next three years!
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International Astronomical Union (IAU) general secretary Prof. Maria Teresa Lago has appointed Mr. Suresh Bhattarai, Chairman at Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO), as a National Outreach Coordinator for Nepal (NOC-Nepal). The term of the NOC will be for a maximum of 3 years and end at the next IAU General Assembly (GA) unless special notification made by the National Committee of Astronomy (NCA). Since Nepal has no NAC currently, he received his appointment from the IAU Secretariat. Photo: Newly appointed IAU National Outreach Coordinator for Nepal (IAU NOC-Nepal). Credit: Manisha Dwa/NASO NOC is the principal national representative appointed under the IAU structure. The primary aims of NOCs are to implement the proposed IAU outreach initiatives at the national level, disseminate information and bridge the IAU with local communities.The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is an international astronomical organization that brings together more than 12000 professional astronomers from around the world. Its mission is to promote and safeguard all aspects of the science of astronomy through international cooperation. The IAU also works to promote astronomical education, research, and public outreach activities. To learn more about IAU, please visit https://iau.org. These activities culminated with the organization of the UNESCO International Year of Astronomy 2009 ...

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