NARIT's attempt of establishing UNESCO's International Training Centre in Astronomy is right on track
- Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2015 11:58
14 October, 2015
Today Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, NARIT Executive Director attends the 197th session of the Executive Board of UNESCO at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. This year, Thailand sees an open door of vast opportunities as the proposal for the Establishment of Category 2 International Training Centre in Astronomy under the Auspices of UNESCO shall be endorsed and adopted by the 197th session of the Executive Board of UNESCO, making NARIT a truly international astronomical research organization that brings astronomy and its related sciences, relevant developments and capacity building in the global arena to a new height.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015 11:39
Hawaii Convention Center,
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Aug 13, 2015
Astronomy for All
On the other side of the Pacific, Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, NARIT Executive Director and his team makes a considerably good progress today, deploying XXIX IAU General Assembly as a tool to expand NARIT's expertise in public outreach by meeting the head figures of the Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO). The talk aims at connecting the OAO to SEA-ROAD (Southeast Asia Regional Office for Astronomy for Development) of which has been hosted by NARIT. In working together, there has been a great demand for more communications and networking from both sides. The both parties agree to come up with activities such as workshops to better understand the needs of each other to implement and execute public outreach platforms at a whole new level.
- 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 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.