Coverage of the KSS Live Viewing of the Solar Eclipse 2010
The Solar eclipse live viewing session organized by the Khwarizmi Science Society was hailed a thorough success. About 500 enthusiasts visited the mobile observatory set up in the lush green fields of the Punjab University. The eclipse was partial and telescopes equipped with solar filters were lined up, while the keen observers caight mervelous glimpses of the sun and moon ligned up.
Umair Asim was the lead astronomer while the KSS team, led by Dr. Saadat anwar Siddiqi were there to answer questions and dispel myths about the solar eclipse.
The event was covered live on news channels such as Express, Geo TV, City 42 and Apna TV. The Vice Chancellor of the Punjab University, Dr. Mujahid Kamran also visited the arena and observed the eclipse. A large number of women and schoolchildren also attended.
Glimpses from the live coverage can be seen in the references below.