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.
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.
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.
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 .