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HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2020

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously presided over the opening ceremony of Galaxy Forum Southeast Asia 2020 Thailand on March 3rd 2020 at Princess Sirindhorn AstroPark in Chiang Mai. Galaxy Forum was co-hosted by the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) and the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) based in Hawaii, USA.

HRH Princess Sirindhorn visits the Devasthal Observatory, India

February 13, 2020 — HRH Princess Sirindhorn, whose exceptionally keen interest in astronomy is well known for decades, has literally gone out of her way during the official visit to the Republic of India to see stars in the infrared at the Devasthal Observatory in Uttarakhand.

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Light Pollution seminar at NARIT

Light Pollution seminar at NARIT

On Jun 19, 2019, Dr. Jason Chung Shing Pun from The University of Hong Kong gave a seminar at NARIT titled “Too bright to observe? Measuring and Combating Light Pollution to Preserve Dark Skies”, through the NARIT stop-over astronomer program. This is the first of the series of light pollution events NARIT planned to organize. The slides of the talk are available for download here.

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NARIT meets UNESCO

NARIT meets UNESCO

Paris, France

29 May 2019

The Ambassador of Thailand to France – as the Permanent Delegate of Thailand to UNESCO – leads Team Thailand including the Deputy Permanent Delegate of Thailand to UNESCO, NARIT Executive Director and NARIT Foreign Affairs Team to pay the courtesy call to UNESCO Deputy Director-General and UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences to discuss and strengthen the ongoing collaborations of the International Training Centre in Astronomy under the auspices of UNESCO, a UNESCO Category II Centre in which NARIT is hosting.

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NARIT Wins ‘Outstanding Organization in Science and Technology Award’.

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) – NARIT, Ministry of Science and Technology wins an ‘Outstanding Organization in Science and Technology Award’ from Thailand Toray Science Foundation at its 25th Presentation Ceremony of the year 2018 in the ‘Organization’ category. Given NARIT’s outstanding research and development in Thailand’s astronomy, which reflect our commitment to further develop research works, high-technology astronomy, educational transfer, public outreach and ultimately to create the awareness of astronomical enthusiasm in Thai society – using astronomy as a challenge for human capacity and technology development in the long run.

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