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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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The SKA Era has officially begun, with Asian countries stepping up to the forefront.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

26 – 30 January 2019

It’s the beginning of 2019 and welcome to the SKA Era! This ‘Square Kilometer Array’ aka SKA draws a lot of attention not just in the Radio Astronomy world but rather in the extensive ranges of scientific and engineering fields across the universe. The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) has thus taken a leaping step as Southeast Asia’s leader in astronomy to organize the Second Asia SKA Initiative On Neutron Stars (ASIONS) Meeting in Chiang Mai during 29 – 30 January 2019.

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NARIT-RUPP Human Capacity Training in Astronomy for Development 2018

Royal University of Phnom Penh

Royal Thai Embassy, Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia

6 – 7 December 2018

Having signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) on March 29th, 2017, the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) returned to Cambodia to conduct “NARIT-RUPP Human Capacity Training in Astronomy for Development 2018” during 6 – 7 December 2018.

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Connect the Missing Dots of VLBI Arrays: Thai VLBI Network made possible at IVTW2018.

Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand

12 – 15 November 2018

Krabi commenced an advanced platform of The 7th International VLBI Technology Workshop (IVTW2018), which gathered 40 specialists, scientists and astronomers working in the field of the Very Long Baseline Interferometer (VLBI) worldwide to brainstorm their genius works into an integrated solid work plan. In order to enhance international cooperation towards Thai VLBI Network (TVN) and the National Network for Radio Astronomy and Geodesy (NNRAG).

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SEAAN 2018: A Great Leap Forward of Astronomy in Indonesia

19 – 21 October 2018

Lampung, Indonesia

Over 80 local and intra-regional participants gathered in Bandar Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia for the 10th Southeast Asia Astronomy Network (SEAAN 2018), hosted by Institut Teknologi Sumatera (ITERA), Groundbreaking Ceremony of Lampung Astronomical Observatory (LAO) and MoU Signing Ceremony between ITERA and NARIT.

 

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