This science mela is part of Khwarizmi Science Society's National Science Movement 2016 and Beyond.
Khwarizmi Science Society presents another Astronomical Observation "See the Sun" in Swabi, Khabar Pakhtoon Khwa. GIKI a center of excellence in Pakistan for the natural sciences is located at Swabi, near a small town Topi. Lying in the midst of natural beauty, GIKI has announced to arrange its 15th GIKI all Pakistan Science Fair. KSS is participating in the exhibition by arranging a solar viewing session from 10 am to 12 noon on 16th of this month. Feel free to attend this event. For location please see the MAP.
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.
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:
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.
In wake of current quakes, tsunami and consequent damage to nuclear power reactors and leakage of nuclear radiation, hundreds of thousands of Japanese are left struggling for survival. It has combined a natural disaster and the backfire from a technological monster. In this interview we will ask our learned guest about the scientific causes of earthquakes and tsunamis and how these natural disasters effect nuclear installations? What are the preventive measures against nuclear radiation fallout? As Pakistan is equally vulnerable to natural disasters and a country with many nuclear installations, so will also discuss the national context.
Dr. Nawaz will be talking about GIS its definition, components, functions and how GIS works and related technologies. Farah Nawaz will talk about the applications of the GIS.