FM2p.05 — Promoting Landspace Astrophotography for Dark Sky Preservation in Nepal

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Aug 10th at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM

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Author(s): Manisha Dwa1, Suresh Bhattarai1

Institution(s): 1. Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO)

This paper will present astrophotography and dark sky preservation initiatives and its impact in Nepal. It will highlight the astrophotography and the dark skies Initiatives of Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) since 2007. Some case studies from the landspace astrophotography by TWAN, EurAstro Mission and others promoted by NASO will be discussed in details. It will also present our collaborative approach with the media to take the idea of dark sky peservation to Nepalese Community in the country and abroad. Some success stories linked with UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal will be discussed in brief. Our appreach of introducing such photography as a tool for astronomy communication will be discussed.

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