Humanity's deepest desire for knowledge is justified by continuing the quest for knowing and understanding the universe in which we live. The Buraq Space camp is organized every year so that students and Buraq campers could get a chance to glimpse facets of the universe around them. The Khwarizmi Science Society plays a major role in the camp every year.
This year the KSS participated with these topics:
- Nuts and Bolts that drives you: The Luxuries of modern cars by Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
- Composition and Contents of the Universe by Dr. Murtaza Saleem
- Live Solar Viewing by Mr. Umair Asim
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:
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.
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:
- Weather change experiments including Rain Gages, Air pressure, Wind speed and wind vanes
- Craters in sand
- Lunar phases
- Spectrum of mercury
The event location is marked in the map below:
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.
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.