Astronomy can be part of enjoyment in viewing the veil of stars, Night sky is full of objects to view; astronomical observation is as much an art as it is a science. Pokhara Astronomical Society (PAS) is an educational initiative continuously organizing Night Sky Observations Program (star parties) since its establishment in 2012. Human nature its self always curious to travel different place to explore new culture, environment and entertain themselves. Astro-Tourisms is astronomical excursions in order to view celestial events, constellations, planets or other Astro-attractions, such as an eclipse, a meteor shower, the passing of a comet, the northern lights.
Nepal, a home to eight of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mount Everest (8848 m), the highest point on Earth. Especially, Pokhara a Gateway to the world famous Annapurna and many other trekking routes. Because of the no light pollution and clear sky almost the year, PAS has initiated the concept of Astro-Tourisms in Nepal.
We have different tour package and star party program for the promotion of Astro-Tourisms in Nepal. We believed that the night sky observation and star party program will be new sector which eventually create novel way of enhancing Tourisms in Nepal.
Hike for Star (One day) –Dhampus- Australian Base Camp, Sikles, Bandipur
Observational Session through Telescope -Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Moon (Its depends upon the time of Trek)
Exploring Night Sky (Three days Trek) – Nayapool -Ghandruk- PunHill , Mardi Himal Trek (Siding-low Camp-High-Camp-Base Camp)
First day- Telescope Session (same as above)
Second Day-Technique on Night Sky observation
Third Day – Discussion on Modern Scientific achievement on Astronomy and ongoing mission. The short presentation will be present on Hindu mythological concept on thing at Night.