- Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2015 17:32
1. SOLAR ECLIPSES IN SIAM (THAILAND) IN THE PAST
The oldest historical evidence about solar eclipses viewed from Siam dates to the Ayutthaya period (the Ayutthaya kingdom existed between 1350 and 1767)
Note that in this document we use the term ‘Siam’, the former name of Thailand until it was changed to ‘Thailand’ in 1939.
- Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2015 16:56
July 9, 2015
Astro Park, Chiang Mai
HRH. Princess Maka Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for Astro Park - set to be the new headquarters of the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, in Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai.
- Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2015 10:35
11 June 2015
Jomtien Palm Beach Resort, Pattaya, Chonburi
Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Science and Technology presided over the MoU signing ceremony between Thailand Research Fund (TRF) under the Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D. Programme or RGJ- Ph.D. Programme and 3 other agencies under the Ministry of Science and Technology. The 3 agencies namely National Science and Technology Development Agency, Synchrotron Light Research Institute (Public Organization), and National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) inked the MoU with the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) to utilize the Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D. Programme at its fullest capacity as there has been an escalating demand for highly and globally qualified Ph.D. graduates in Science, Technology and Innovation in the Thai society.
- Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 14:02
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF SOLAR ECLIPSES
A “Solar eclipse” is a celestial phenomenon where observers on the Earth see the Sun become dim when the Moon blocks out the light from the Sun totally or partially. When a solar eclipse occurs, the Moon is in its orbit between the Earth and the Sun such that the Sun, Moon and Earth are in a straight line.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 17:47
June 1, 2015
DESY, Zeuthen, the Federal Republic of Germany
Prof.Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, NARIT Executive Director together with Dr. Pairash Thajchayapong, NARIT Executive Board Consultant and Dr. Wiphu Rujipakarn visited DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) in Zeuthen, the Federal Republic of Germany with a mission of expanding NARIT's expertise in Astroparticle Physics. The collaborative effort in Astroparticle Physics field with DESY had been well received by Professor Dr. Christian Stegmann, chief of DESY Zeuthen Office as he gave a thorough presentation of the missions that DESY is currently committed to and an explanation of Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)- the main facility for Astroparticle Physics research work. Prof. Boonrucksar also put NARIT on display with the latest development of astronomy in Thailand and its plan in pinpointing Thailand in the field of Astroparticle Physics on the world map.