astronomy

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

Live Viewing of the 2010 Solar Eclipse

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
15 January, 2010
Time: 
11:30 am
Venue: 
Jogging Track behind the Centre for High Energy Physics, Quaid-e-Azam (New) Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

The event is subject to clear weather conditions. The viewing will be through the telescope eyepiece.

The directions to the location can be found at: http://www.khwarzimic.org/iya/pu_map_track.jpg .

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

Fifth Falakyati Mela and Quiz in Shahdara (District Lahore)

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
28 September, 2009
Time: 
5 pm to 9 pm
Venue: 
Government Higher Secondary School for Girls, Maqbara Jahangir Road, Shahdara (District Lahore)
Resource People: 
Lead Astronomer
Umair Asim
Khwarizmi Science Society and Farooqi Girls High School, Karim Park, Lahore
Moderator
Abdul Haleem Yasir
Khwarizmi Science Society and the Punjab School, Lahore
Moderator
Irfan Arif
Private teacher

Sixth Falakyati Mela at the World Space Week in Lahore

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
  • Lahore Astronomical Society (LAST)
  • SUPARCO (Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission)
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
5 October, 2009
Time: 
7 pm - 10:30 pm
Venue: 
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Lahore
Date: 
6 October, 2009
Time: 
7 pm - 10:30 pm
Venue: 
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Lahore
Resource People: 
Lead Astronomer
Umair Asim
Khwarizmi Science Society and Farooqi Girls High School, Karim Park, Lahore

Fourth Falakyati Mela in Rohtas (Jhelum)

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
30 May 2009, Saturday
Time: 
5 pm
Venue: 
Rohtas Fort, District Jhelum
Resource People: 
Lecturer and lead astronomer
Umair Asim
Khwarizmi Science Society

Second Falakyati Mela in Phoolnagar (Kasur)

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
9 March 2009, Monday
Time: 
5 pm
Venue: 
Government High School No. 1, Phoolnagar (District Kasur)
Resource People: 
Lecturer and lead astronomer
Umair Asim
Khwarizmi Science Society
Astronomer
Omer Bin Abdul Aziz
Lahore Astronomical Society

Stellar Pots

Nature's Recycling Factory
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
27 February 2009, Friday
Time: 
11 am
Venue: 
Department of Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

The iron running in our blood, calcium in our teeth, the sand we walk on, were all made inside stars. All elements heavier than boron are formed by nuclear reactions inside stars. We owe our existence to these stellar pots. Stars live for millions to billions of years and then it is a fierce battle for their survival. Ultimately they loose the battle and the resulting supernovae disperse the synthesized elements in the universe. Nature does not know of waste products and from stellar dust many more stars are created. In this talk we would discuss the birth and demise of stars. It is for the audience to decide if it is more of stellar science or abstract art.

Resource People: 
Lecturer
Dr. Jameel-un-Nabi
Ghulam Ishaque Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi, NWFP