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From Space Missions to Space Explorations

A public talk by Mr. Mansoor Ahmed, Associate Director, Astrophysics Projects Divsion, NASA
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Institute of Education Astrobiology Network of Pakistan Lahore Astronomical Society

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
29th October, 2018
Time: 
10:00 am
Venue: 
Mustafa Hall, Ali Institute of Education
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society has organized a public lecture by Mr. Mansoor Ahmed with the collaboration of Ali Institute of Education, Astrobiology Network of Pakistan and Lahore Astronomical Society.

Ever since the humans started to think, they have been curious about the heavens. Over the years, we have taken advantage of technological advances to gain better understanding of the universe. In some cases, this curiosity has propelled the technological advances that have been extremely beneficial in our daily lives as well. In this talk, Mr. Ahmed will discuss how our knowledge has expanded via space based astronomy with observatories such as Hubble Space Telescope and what we hope to learn with the James Web Space Telescope. This talk will further discuss the mysteries yet to be solved, missions yet to be achieved and the technological advances yet to be made. Mr. Ahmed will challenge the young generations of today to finding the answers to some the key questions for the humanity:

 How does the universe work?

 How did the universe evolve from the “Big Bang” to what it looks like today?

 Where did we come from?

 Is there life beyond earth?

 Can humans inhabit other planets? 

The KSS and its collaborators cordially invite their members and friends to be a part of this remarkable discussion. Registration is required for all attendees.

Resource People: 
Guest Speaker
Dr. Mansoor Ahmed
Associate Director, Astrophysics Projects Division NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland

Workshop on Astrolabe Making

Rediscovering an old scientific tradition in Lahore
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Lahore Astronomical Society

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
27 February, 2018
Time: 
2 to 6 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
28 February, 2018
Time: 
2 to 6 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society, Lahore Astronomical Society and the Ali Institute of Education are organizing a Workshop on Astrolabe Making Workshop at the Ali Institute of Education on 27th and 28th February, 2018.

An astrolabe is an ancient astronomical computer for solving problems related to time and the position of the sun and stars in the sky. Astrolabes are used to show how the sky looks at a specific space at a given time. It is a primitive device and the astrolabe was highly developed in the Islamic world by 800. it was introduced to Europe from Islamic Spain (al-Andalus) in the early twelfth century. It was the most popular astronomical instrument till mid-seventeenth century. 

Astrolabe making is a dead scientific art which once revolutionized astronomy in the medieval ages. At a time, half of the world's astrolabes were produced in Lahore. To revive this lost scientific tradition among our local scientists and historians of science and technology, three experts from Holland will visit Pakistan and supervise the workshop.

Registration:

Note that registration is required to attend this workshop. Here is the link to registration page. The fee is Rs. 2000.

Resource People: 
Instructor
Tom Reijngoudt
Instructor
Jan Pieter Hogendijk
Instructor
Willem Frederik de Graaf