science fiction

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.

From Galileo to Darwin

A Story of Science-Religion Interactions
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
14 July 2007
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Aiwan-e-Iqbal, Egerton Road, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Salman Hameed
Assistant professor of Integrated Science & Humanities at Hampshire College, Massachussetts, USA

Development of Science and its Impact on Society

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
22 December 2006
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

Science is not only provides a base for modern technology but it is also a part of human culture. It enriches the human civilization because of its intrinsic value. There is another aspect of culture which is concerned with cultural traits of society and its social evolution. Science has made tremendous contributions in the social evolution of humankind. In my talk, I want to explore this relationship between evolution of science and social evolution. After briefly discussing the contributions of Greeks to human civilization, passing through the era of contributions of Muslims; I come to 17th Century in which the foundations of modern science were laid. After discussing the two conceptual revolutions associated with the names of Maxwell and Darwin in the 19th Century, we come to 20th century; a century which has witnessed the best of science with two conceptual revolutions via special and general theories relativity and quantum mechanics, and discovery of structure of DNA. These discoveries laid a foundation of modern technology.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Fayyazuddin
Professor, National Centre for Physics, Islamabad