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Astronomy community affected in Nepal


Our thoughts and best wishes go out to everyone in Nepal affected by the recent devastation. Our colleagues in the astronomy community at Tribhuvan University’s Department of Physics (near Kathmandu), like many others, have been severely impacted.

ICRAR will be donating funds to help the department rebuild their Astro Computer Lab, with staff and students also holding a fundraising morning tea today in aid of their colleagues from afar.

Nepalese national Dr Prajwal Kafle is a valued member of ICRAR’s staff and we’re very grateful we’re in a position to assist his country in this difficult time. We urge other members of the astronomical community to follow suit and help where and how you are able.

Avenues for donation include many reputable organisations doing great work in the region, like:

If you would like to make a donation directly to the astronomers at Tribhuvan University, please contact ICRAR via info@icrar.org and we will be happy to assist.

Dr Prajwal Kafle was featured in the Nepalese media last year on his discovery that the Milky Way has less Dark Matter than had been previously thought, and began his life in astronomy at Tribhuvan University.