Science melas in connection with national science campaign

Astronomy Night at the F.C. College

In Connection with the World Space Week 2013
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

SUPARCO

Lahore Astronomical Society

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
8 October, 2013
Time: 
6 pm to 10 pm
Venue: 
Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society presents another chance to study the astonishing facts of the sky by organizing a Astronomy Night in collaboration with SUPARCO in account of World Space Week 2013. The observations will include surface of the Moon, Venus and its phases and some deep sky objects including clusters of stars and galaxies.

 

Join us in the event to make a memorable night. For directions see Map below:


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Resource People: 
Speaker
Kumail Abbas
University of the Punjab
Presenter
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
LUMS

Exploring Mars and Discovering Earth

Family Fair and Science Exhibition at the World Space Week 2013
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

SUPARCO

Lahore Astronomical Society

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
5 October, 2013
Time: 
3 pm to 6 pm
Venue: 
Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore, Pakistan
Date: 
6 October, 2013
Time: 
3 pm to 6 pm
Venue: 
Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore, Pakistan
Abstract: 

World Space Week (WSW) is declared by the United Nations Organization (UNO) and is celebrated every year from October 4 to October 10 to celebrate the contribution that space science and technology make to the betterment of the mankind.

 

Khwarizmi Science Society, as before, also celebrating the World Space Week 2013. In convention with the theme of the year 2013 "Exploring Mars - Discovering Earth" KSS is presenting some experiments for students, teachers and the general public at a family fair organized by SUPARCO, Pakistan's National Space Agency.

 

Experiments will include:

  • Martian Surface
  • Water Currents on Mars
  • Crators on Earth, Moon and Mars
  • Creating your own Earthquakes
  • Microscopic World
  • Models of Telescope

For directions to the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, see the map here.

 


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Resource People: 
Presenter
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
LUMS
Presenter
Kumail Abbas
University of the Punjab
Presenter
Arifa Mirza
University of the Punjab
Presenter
Murtaza Saleem
LUMS
Activities: 

Dusty Cool Cosmos

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
3 September, 2013
Time: 
10 am
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road (Shahrah-e-Roomi), near Children Hospital, Lahore.
Abstract: 

This talk will take you for a quick walk through the Universe. Todays universe as we know it, is indeed dusty. More than 30% of the UV and optical light from stars in the Universe may be absorbed and re-radiated thermally at infrared and millimeter wavelengths by the obscuring dust. The cool and dusty sites in the Universe provide seeds for the formation of molecules and organic compounds. These molecular clouds are actually stellar nurseries which give rise to star formation and its evolution. To study dust extinction and its properties, Gamma-ray burst after-glows are excellent probes. This topic will cover that what we know about dust and how do we study it.

 

The venue can located on the map given below.

 


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Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Tayyaba Zafar
Assistant Professor, University of the Punjab.

Reconstruction of the Corneal Surface using Stem Cell Biology

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
22 July, 2013
Time: 
10 am
Venue: 
IRCBM, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Raiwind Road, Lahore.
Abstract: 

The cornea is the clear front of the eye and its clarity is important for the transmission of light to the retina for visual perception. The corneal surface is composed of an epithelium that is renewed by stem cells located at the periphery of the cornea, in a region known as the limbus. These so-called limbal stem cells can become deficient or dysfunctional as a result of many causes including chemical and thermal burns to the eye, hereditary causes such as Aniridia and Ectodermal Dysplasia, inflammatory diseases such as StevensJohnson Syndrome and Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid, and iatrogenic causes such as radiation therapy and topical chemotherapy. In the resulting disease of of Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency the corneal epithelium cannot be maintained resulting in chronic epithelial defects and the surface becomes replaced by the conjunctival epithelium and its blood vessels which surrounds the cornea and limbus resulting in visual loss. Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency is therefore a painful and blinding disease. It is difficult to manage at the best of times.

 

Dr. Sajad Ahmad has developed an animal free culture method for limbal stem cells that has been used to successfully regenerate the corneal epithelium in patients with unilateral chemical burns and restore their vision. He is currently collaborating with centres in Edinburgh (UK), Oslo (Norway), Harvard University (Boston, USA) and Dublin (Ireland) to develop this technique in those centers for future mulitcenter clinical trials. He will outline this method. He was also the first to differentiate human embryonic stem cells into the corneal epithelial lineage and he will discuss this approach and the opportunities this presents.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Sajad Ahmad
MB BS, FRCOphth, PhD, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

Investigating Multiscale Tumorigenesis by using agent based modelling approach

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Journal Club at IRCBM, COMSATS.

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
2 July, 2013
Time: 
10 am
Venue: 
Interdisciplnary Research Center in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Raiwind Road, Lahore, Pakistan.
Abstract: 

The complexity of biological system urgently demands computational models which can produce new understanding and new medicine. Keeping in view Khwarizmi Science society and  Journal Club at IRCBMCOMSATS jointly presents a seminar on agent based modeling approach in Investigating Multiscale Tumorigenesis in the Warburg Effect.

Early stage tumorigenesis includes the formation of glycolytic cells in the tissue. However, the precise multi-scale processes underlying this transformation of healthy epithelial cells into tumorigenic glycolytic phenotypes, continues to be a matter of debate. In this work, we investigate this cellular transformation by using an agent based modeling approach and decode a multifactorial mechanism which upon triggering may lead to the onset of tumorigenesis

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. SafeeUllah Chaudhary
Department of Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
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Science Exhibition at Ali Institute of Education

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
16 April, 2013
Time: 
9:30 am to 4 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozeupr Road (Shahrah-e-Rumi), Lahore
Abstract: 

 

Khwarizmi Science Society finds great pleasure in participating in the Science Exhibition organized on 16th of April at the Ali Institue of Education.

 

The Ali Institute of Education has earned recognition as one of the best teacher’s training institute in Pakistan. The Institute has organized a Science fair exhibiting  innovative models on basic concepts of science at the elementary and secondary levels.

 

The Khwarizmi Science Society, upon invitation, is participating in this exhibition and will be demonstrating a new range of science models and exhibits including:

 

  1. Weather change experiments including Rain Gages, Air pressure, Wind speed and wind vanes
  2. Seismometry
  3. Astronomy
  4. Craters in sand
  5. Lunar phases
  6. Spectrum of mercury

The event location is marked in the map below:

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Resource People: 
Demonstrator
Kumail Abbas
Khwarizmi Science Society
Demonstrator
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
Khwarizmi Science Society
Demonstrator
Maham Masood Sadiq
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Demonstrator
Arifa Mirza
Punjab University
Supplementary Documents: 

Video Lecture Series on Diabetes

Video Lectures
Registration: 
Open to all.
Venue: 
Lahore
Abstract: 

Out of a total Pakistani population of 180 million, almost 18 million Pakistanis are suffering from diabetes. This alarming situation urges Dr. Wajih Bukhari to apprise the Pakistani population of the ins and outs of this deadly disease.

Dr. Wajih Bukhari is a medical doctor and working as a Clinical research fellow at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He explains the causes of diabetes, its medical treatment and precautions. Different types of diagnostic tests are also discussed. This 60 minutes long series of digital board based lectures are a must watch for every Pakistani who wishes to know more about diabetes.

 

 

Lecture 1:     

 

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Lecture 2:

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 Lecture 3:

 

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 Lecture 4:

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 Lecture 5:

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Resource People: 
Dr. Wajih Bukhari
Griffith University, Australia
Supplementary Documents: 

KSS Camps at the Buraq Camp, Islamabad

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
24 December, 2012
Time: 
9 am
Venue: 
Buraq Camp, Chak Shehzad, Islamabad
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society is going to participate in the 9th Buraq camp which is going to be held from 19th of December to 31st of December 2012. KSS will be joining on 24th of December and will be delivering four lectures on different topics, which include:

  • The Strange, Strange World of Quantum Physics and Quantum Computing.
  • A Gentle Introduction to Solar Thermal Energies.
  • Earthquakes: The  true story.
  • Cosmology and Us.
Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Sabieh Anwar
Khwarizmi Science Society
Presenter
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
Khwarizmi Science Society
Speaker
Kumail Abbas
Khwarizmi Science Society
Presenter
Abdullah Khalid
Khwarizmi Science Society
Presenter
Hassaan Bukhari
Khwarizmi Science Society

Falakyati Mela with SUPARCO

World Space Week 2012
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

SUPARCO and Lahore Astronomical Society.

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
8 October, 2012
Time: 
5-10 pm
Venue: 
Satellite Research and Development Centre, SUPARCO, Lahore
Abstract: 

This falakyati mela (astrofest) is in conjunction with the World Space Week 2012 organized by SUPARCO. Join us with your families and young ones to see deep sky objects, nebulae, galaxies and stars. Enjoy the live spectral recordings of these celestial objects indicating the chemical compositions of the stellar atmospheres.

In short, there will be lots of fun activities. Do register as no participant will be allowed without a prior registration. The activities will be live telecast on the Khwarizmi Science Society Channel of the Night Skies Network.

To register click here.

The event location is marked in the map below.


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Resource People: 
Lead astronomer
Umair Asim
Farooqi Girls High School and Khwarizmi Science Society

World Space Week 2012

Family Fair and Astronomy Night
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

SUPARCO and Lahore Astronomical Society

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
6th October 2012
Time: 
3 to 6 pm
Venue: 
Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore
Date: 
8 October, 2012
Time: 
5-10 pm
Venue: 
Satellite Research and Development Centre, SUPARCO, Lahore
Abstract: 

The World Space Week is an international celebration of the contribution that space science and technology makes to the betterment of the human condition. It is celebrated in accordance with the two milestones that were achieved earlier in history. On October 4, 1957, the first man-made satellite was launched, the Sputnik 1, while on October 10, 1967, just ten years after the first flight of a satellite, the first international treaty, the outer space treaty, went into effect. During World Space Week, events and educational programs related to space are held globally.

As per our customs Khwarizmi Science Society is also going to celebrate this week to encourage world space week programs about the exploration of space and science and its impact on human imagination. The Khwarizmi science society is actively participating in SUPARCO's  Family Fair on 6th and 7th of October in the popular Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Allama Iqbal Town.

 Activities arranged at our stalls include:

  • Creating your own earthquake
  • Lunar craters
  • Telescope making
  • Understanding sky charts
  • Models of telescopes

Lahore Astronomical Society is partnering with the KSS in this activity.

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Resource People: 
Lead astronomer
Umair Asim
Farooqi Girls High School and Khwarizmi Science Society
Demonstrator
Rabiya Salman
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Demonstrator
Ali Khan
Lahore Astronomical Society and Khwarizmi Science Society
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