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UNESCO inks agreement with MOST to emerge world’s first training centre under the auspices of UNESCO in Astronomy in Thailand

August 29, 2017

Santi Maitree Building,

Government House,

Bangkok Thailand

Today, Royal Thai Government by the Ministry of Science and Technology sheds the limelight on one of the most awe-inspiring projects in astronomy ever known to Thailand – International Training Centre in Astronomy under the auspices of UNESCO (ITCA). ITCA is the first Category II centre under the auspices of UNESCO that specializes in astronomy, also marking its first-ever Category II centre in Thailand. 

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ITCA nurtures STEM Education

7 August, 2017

Bangkok, Thailand

Today, Dr. Saran Poshyachinda, NARIT Executive Director declared open ITCA Colloquium – Astronomy for STEM Education at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G in Bangkok, Thailand. ITCA or International Training Centre in Astronomy under the auspices of UNESCO is the newly established centre hosted by National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand as the first ever Category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO in the field of Astronomy. Other guests of honour included H.E. Satu Sukkari Kleven, Finnish Ambassador to Thailand and Mr. Permsuk Sutchaphiwat, Assistant Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand.

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The Return of NARIT – Institut d’Optique Graduate School “Optical Design Summer School 2017.”

31 July – 5 August 2017

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Optical Design Summer School 2017 aka “ODSS 2017” returns to Chiang Mai for the second time. This is due to the collaboration between NARIT and Institut d’Optique – stressing close bilateral ties in the aspects of optical astronomy and astrophysics between France and Thailand.

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Ethnoastronomy Awakened in Mae Taeng District – Stampeding at Global Arena.

15 – 19 May 2017

Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand

“An Introduction to Field Techniques in Ethnoastronomy” Workshop 2017 was held throughout a week between 15 – 19 June 2017 by the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) with the enthusiasm and interest towards this particular field of astronomy from the world-renowned research astronomers.

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Memoranda of Understanding with Chinese Counterparts Inked in the Presence of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn During Her China Visit.

5 – 7 April 2017

FAST, Guiyang, Guizhou

IHEP, Beijing

People’s Republic of China

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 41st visit to the People’s Republic of China has contributed greatly to the citizens of the two nations, particularly in the fields of science and technology.

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