Science melas in connection with national science campaign

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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Venus's Transit

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
6 June, 2012
Time: 
5:00 am to 9:30 am
Venue: 
Live broadcasting at KSS's channel of NSN (http://www.nightskiesnetwork.com/)
Abstract: 

On 6th June from sunrise to about 09:30 AM Venus will pass through the disk of our sun. Our resident astronomer Umair Asim will live broadcast it through Khwarizmi Science Society's Channel of Night Skies Network using sophsticated Halpha solar filters and and a C14 Scope.

For most living humans June 5/6, 2012 will be their last chance to see Venus cross in front of the Sun. The last transit of Venus occurred in 2004, but after this June the world will have to wait until 2117 for the next one.

This historic viewing will also give us a chance of measuring the earth-sun distance. So keep in touch with us.

In order to join this event, please logon to the Society's channel on Night Skies Network! See you there.

Resource People: 
Broadcaster
Umair Asim
Sr. Vice Principal at Farooqi Girls High School, Lahore.

Cultural Evening with Falakyati Mela

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
27 April, 2012
Time: 
7 pm
Venue: 
NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology, Multan.
Abstract: 

The Khwarizmi Science Society will participate in a Cultural Evening with a Falakyati Mela beamed live from Umair Asim's observatory in Lahore. This will be after Maghrib of Friday 27 April 2012.

Logon to Khwarizmi Science Society Channel on http://www.nightskiesnetwork.com and watch live images of celestial beauties, Moon and Venus amongst others, all with real-time chatting and audio commentary.

The Cultural Festival will have several other delights such as photography, mehndi, shopping and has been organized by the NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology, Multan.

 

 

Resource People: 
Presenter
Umair Asim
Sr. Vice Principal at Farooqi Girls High School, Lahore.

Inventing with Light - A Personal Journey

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
06 April, 2012
Time: 
02:45 pm
Venue: 
Lecture Hall 10-301, 3rd Floor, LUMS School of Science and Engineering, Opposite Sector U, D.H.A. Lahore.
Abstract: 

This talk highlights the inventing process – the preparation involved and the small steps to the greater achievements. From his early days as a school boy in Karachi and Lahore to the foundational technology training sites in Chicago, Pasadena, and Schenectady-New York, relayed is a personal journey as an inventor for solving pressing problems in international level engineering and in higher education for Pakistan.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Professor Dr. Nabeel A. Riza
Head of UCC Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Ireland.

The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health and Welfare

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
29 April, 2012
Time: 
10:00 am
Venue: 
Lahore College for Women University, Jail Road, Lahore.
Abstract: 

According to the most recent findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global warming due to climate change has been clearly linked to human activities, such as greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel combustion (carbon dioxide), livestock production (methane), and extensive use of wood stoves in rural areas (black carbon). One of the most serious consequences of global warming is its impact on human health and welfare. This includes increases in vector borne diseases (malaria, dengue fever), heat waves, smog production, loss of surface water resources, and escalating incidences of severe storm events and changing rainfall patterns, causing major flooding in some regions, while creating drought-like conditions in other parts of the world. We must now shift our sole attention from mitigating climate change through initiatives taken in developed countries to dealing with adapting to its long term trends, especially in many developing countries, where climate change impacts are expected to be most severe within the next twenty to thirty years.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. A Kareem Ahmed
Director of International Program, National Concil for Science and the Environment (NCSE), Washington DC.

Mapping Rural Pakistan

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
18 February, 2012
Time: 
11 am to 12 noon
Venue: 
Govt. M.A.O College, Lower Mall Road, Lahore.
Abstract: 

When it comes to generating a visual representation of important socio-economic parameters for rural Pakistan, such as poverty, literacy, crime or access to internet, the picture is rather blank. Datasets exist in disparate jurisdictions, scattered across many departments, and are often in registers and lists that do not contain geo-coordinates. This state of affairs discourages evidence-based policy interventions, and severely limits the effectiveness of expensive GIS projects undertaken by many organizations.

In this talk, I will explain why relevant socio-economic datasets, such as the population census, have not been mapped properly even years after of their generation. Then it will explain how this bottleneck may be removed, by identifying the spatial references contained in those datasets, and building their integrated maps. In this respect, it will also cover the importance of a “mauza” (revenue estate) for rural mapping, and then provide an overview of our recent pilot project to demonstrate a cost-effective and scalable methodology to build a mauza map for District Jhelum. Our methodology consisted of stitching together thousands of pieces of British era village maps, and then registering them with satellite imagery for geo-referencing. Finally, talk will show the utility of this mauza map in generating spatial visualizations of important socio-economic parameters for the district.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Sohaib Khan
Chair of Computer Science at the LUMS School of Science and Engineering, Lahore, Pakistan.

Nanotechnology for Bio-Medical Applications

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

IRCBM, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
16 January, 2012
Time: 
10:00 am
Venue: 
IRCBM, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology M. A. Jinnah Building Defence Road, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary field which has brought marvels not only in solid-state device industry rather various bio-medical applications like gene sensing, DNA sequencing and bio-detection etc. owe a lot to this interdisciplinary research. It’s because of bio-nanotechnology that we are able to bring the sensitivity of current bio-sensing platforms down to the molecular level. This presentation will give you an overview of the techniques as well as the latest developments in the field of Bio-Nanotechnology. Both aspects of the presentation will be highlighted by examples of various nano-systems relevant for biomedical applications such as nanoparticle synthesis, formation of nanostructured surfaces, interaction of proteins as well as bio-membranes with drugs and insight into DNA and drug delivery systems.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Mr. Waqas Ali
University of Texas at Arlington, US
Supplementary Documents: 

Salam Evening

"The Dream of Symmetry" docomentry on Prof. Abdus Salam, produced by Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
December 19,2011
Time: 
06:30 PM
Venue: 
Auditorium 10-302, SSE Complex, LUMS, Sector-U, DHA,, Lahore, Pakistan.
Abstract: 

"The movie presents the extraordinary figure of Abdus Salam, who not only was an outstanding scientist but also a generous humanitarian and a valuable person. His rich and busy life was an endless quest for symmetry, that he pursued in the universe of physical laws and in the world of human beings." (ICTP)

Resource People: 
Opening Remarks By
Professor Asad A. Abidi
UCLA, USA.
Internal References: 

Lecture on Inventions and Patents

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

IRCBM, COMSATS Institute of Information and Technology, Lahore 

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
October 25, 2011
Time: 
10:00 AM
Venue: 
IRCBM, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, M. A. Jinnah Building Defence Road, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

The talk is designed to provide basic information about inventions and patents. The aim is to communicate the importance of inventors, inventions and patents through discussion and concrete examples. It provides a roadmap for invention and encourages people to invent and patent their creations. So that the intellectual properties of individuals and organizations could be protected against the breach of intellectual property rights.

Resource People: 
Chair
Dr. M. A.Bodla
Director, COMSATS IIT, Lahore.
speaker
Mr. Saad Nusrullah
Intellectual Property (IP) Consultant, Lahore