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HRH. Princess Sirindhorn witnesses DESY-NARIT MoU signing ceremony to debut astroparticle physics cooperation

Nov 18th, 2015

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany

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L'observatoire de Paris (Paris Observatory)

Paris, France.

November 6, 2015

Thailand's astronomical archives centre stampeding at a fast pace

A visit to l'observatoire de Paris has been made official today by Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, Executive Director of NARIT and his team. The effort in establishing a national centre for archives in astronomy has long been his passion since the beginning of his career. The attempt has been work in process since NARIT saw the first light. "We at NARIT have always been driven by the fact that our great history and heritage in astronomy of our nation have driven us to where we are today" says Prof. Boonrucksar.

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NARIT's attempt of establishing UNESCO's International Training Centre in Astronomy is right on track

14 October, 2015

UNESCO Headquarters

Paris, France

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. 

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XXIX IAU General Assembly

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.

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HRH. Princess Maka Chakri Sirindhorn Graciously Lays Foundation Stone at Astro Park

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.

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