astronomy

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.

Daswaan Falakyati Mela

(10th Astrofest)
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
October 08, 2011
Time: 
4:30 PM
Venue: 
The Learning School & College, Kot Radha Kishen (Kasur - Pakistan)
Abstract: 

The 10th Astrofest marks World Space Week  and includes a popular lecture on introduction to astronomy following live observation of astronomical attractions through a powerful telescope. The live observation is aided by Pakistan's leading amateur astronomer Umair Asim's commentary. The falakyati mela also coincides with the International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN).

 

Directions to reaching Kot Radha Kishan

Directions to Kot Ridha Kishan from travellers from Lahore can be found on this website.

Resource People: 
Presenter
Umair Asim
Vice Principal, Farooqi Girls High School, Lahore.
Supplementary Documents: 

Variable Star Astronomy

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
to be finalized
Time: 
10 am
Venue: 
Department of Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Prof. Dr. Khalid Rasheed
Centre for Advanced Mathematics, NUST, Islamabad

Jupiter, nebulae and star clusters: see them live

At the Tenth Falakyati Mela
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Developing Astronomy Globally.

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
4 October, 2010
Time: 
4 pm to 8 pm
Venue: 
Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore
Date: 
5 October, 2010
Time: 
4 pm to 8 pm
Venue: 
Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore
Abstract: 

Come to our tenth falakyati mela, a part of the World Space Week organzied by SUPRACO. See the Jupiter, nebulae and star clusters. Visit stalls from various schools and have a refreshing evening, with the heavens.

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

Ninth Falakyati Mela in LUMS (Lahore)

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Spades Society, LUMS. All proceeds will go towards the relief fund for the flood affectees. The ticket is Rs. 200.

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
17 September, 2010
Time: 
5:30 pm to 9 pm
Venue: 
LUMS, Library Grounds, Opposite Sector U, DHA, Lahore
Abstract: 

We will have a great lunar landscape in the view with many important and stunning craters. Jupiter and its moons will also be visible around 20:15. Also I can show our nearest Andromeda Galaxy, Ring Nebula the famous star corpse and a very fine star cluster M13. 

 

It will be a blessed night indeed when we can observe planets (including Venus if we can assemble our equipment well before sunset), star cluster, galaxy and a nebula. What else can we ask from a night sky!

 

Of course all depending on weather.

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

High Energy Astrophysics and the Origin of Cosmic Rays

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
21 May, 2010
Time: 
10 am
Venue: 
Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

The origin of Galactic cosmic-ray ions has remained an enigma for almost a century. Although it has generally been thought that they are accelerated in the shock waves associated with powerful supernova explosions—for which there have been recent claims of evidence—the mystery is far from resolved. Cosmic rays, which are mostly protons, but also other ions and electrons, permeate our Galaxy and rain down on earth continuously, night and day. Although cosmic rays were discovered almost a century ago, back in the balloon age, their origins remain unclear even now. Almost no effort has been spared in pursuing this long-standing mystery: satellites, rockets and balloons have been launched, and enormous detector arrays have been installed on the ground and even under mountains and seas. I will give a historical overview of the search for the mysterious origin of cosmic rays and a report on the current status.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Yousaf Butt
Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, United States

Eighth Falakyati Mela in GIKI, TOPI (District Swabi, NWFP)

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
19 February, 2010
Time: 
5 pm to 11 pm
Venue: 
Ghulam Ishaque Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, TOPI (District Swabi, NWFP)
Date: 
20 February, 2010
Time: 
5 pm to 11 pm
Venue: 
Ghulam Ishaque Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, TOPI (District Swabi, NWFP)
Resource People: 
Lead Astronomer
Umair Asim
Khwarizmi Science Society and Farooqi Girls High School, Karim Park, Lahore