an unexpected honour was reserved to our group visiting Nepal. Due to the efforts of
our correspondents we were received in audience by the President of Nepal Ram Baran Yadav at the Presidential Palace in Kathmandu. The President given us some information about the efforts of the country for consolidating democracy and developing friendly relations with other countries. From our side, a star party was organised in behalf of the President, in which Jean-Luc projected images of the Milky Way and other celestial objects made at Syanboche, at the feet of Mount Everest and invited the President to observe the Moon through a small telescope. At the end of the audience the President invited us to a tee reception. These two images document our audience with the President.