public lecture

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

Thought-provoking Physics Practicals

First Teacher Training Workshop
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
25 October, 2018
Time: 
10 am to 4 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
26 October, 2018
Time: 
10 am to 4 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
27 October, 2018
Time: 
10 am to 4 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) and Ali Institute of Education (AIE) have initiated a joint Teacher Training Program, فکر انگیز سائنسی تعلیم Thought-provoking Science Education. In the first phase of the program, we will focus on teaching of practical physics through thought-provoking, innovative and exciting physics experiments. The program comprises of three independent interactive workshops, the first of which will take place on 25th to 27th October, 2018 at the Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore.

 

The purpose of this workshop is to enable physics teachers to learn about the culture of modern physics experimentation preparing them to design and deliver modern, exciting and insightful physics experiments to their students. By the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to get exposure to

  • building experimental hardware from low-cost items;

  • use modern gadgets and techniques such as video tracking and physics using the smartphone;

  • plotting and interpretation of data, and

  • connecting the laboratory to the classroom.

The hand-picked experiments to be offered in this workshop are designed based on topics selected from the syllabi of Grades 9 to 12 (matric to intermediate) and O levels. These four-five experiments will not be a replica of experiments traditionally performed by students in our laboratories, rather they are thought-inspiring experiments designed to highlight how physics practicals, in our opinion, should be conducted in an enabling, skills-oriented and contemporary fashion. All experiments will be low-cost and will become fodder for ideas for teachers who could recreate their own experiments to amplify physics topics in their textbooks.

 

Coverage areas: The coverage of these experiments will be from mechanics, optics, heat, electromagnetism and waves.

 

Laboratory skills: measurement, uncertainties, graphing, data processing, using the camera and the smartphone for physics experiments, building hardware, connecting theory with experiment, interpreting experimental results.

 

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the workshop. If you teach physics, especially practical physics, conduct laboratory training for your students, want to set up new labs, are motivated about physics education and would like to usher in radical reforms to how physics is taught in your school, or are a headmaster or headmistress and would like to nominate some talented individual from your school or college, please fill out the registration form.

 

Registration is required to participate in the workshop. Once the registration form is filled, the participants will be selected and shortlisted on basis of their willingness to learn, background and inclination towards practical aspects of teaching. Further details are provided below:

  • Date: 25th - 27th October, 2018

  • Venue: Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore

  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm

  • Registration Deadline: 15th October, 2018

  • Registration Fee: Rs. 1500 (to be paid by ATM transfer before 20 October; details will be sent by email)

  • Accommodation provided: No

  • Certificates provided at the end of the workshop: Yes

We look forward to your nominations or registrations.

 

For further queries:

Email: info@khwarizmi.org or charismawafi@gmail.com

Call: +923430421692

Resource People: 
Instructor, Trainer
Umar Hasan
Member
Instructor, Trainer
Aamna Saleem
Member
Instructor, Trainer
Khadim Mehmood
Member, Trainer

World Space Week Celebrations 2018

Let's Explore the Universe
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Astrobiology Network of Pakistan

Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
08th October, 2017
Time: 
02:00 pm
Venue: 
E-025, Elahi Building, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)
Abstract: 

Our dear members and friends are invited to attend the World Space Week 2018 Celebrations organized by Astrobiology Network of Pakistan (ABNP), the Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) and the Lahore Astronomical Society (LAST) at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University). 

ABNP is a volunteer organization which has been providing vital information, inspiration and motivation to all for science education, specifically in order  to promote Astrobiology and Astronomy in Pakistan.

LAST is a platform for astronomers to share their passion for space science and astronomy with each other and the world.

Together, we have planned to organize an event themed "Exploration of the Universe" in which we offer the visitors with a number of activities ranging from water rocket competitions and quizzes to astronomical observations. We invite schools, colleges and universities from around the city to be part of this grand celebration of a wonder that is our universe!

Program
14:15 Introductory Talk by Syed Muneeb Ali - General Secretary ABNP
14:30 Talk on the "Cosmic Microwave Background: Looking back at the Beginning of Time" by Dr. Zubair Khalid, LUMS
15:30 Talk on "Aliens" by Mr. Umair Asim - President LAST, Board Member KSS
16:30 FCCU Offcial Words and Souvenir Distribution
16:50 Educational Video Series from Europlanet
17:15 Poster Display
17:45 Documentary on "Cassini | Grand Finale + Dr. Nozair Khwaja's Interview on DW"
18:05 Planetary Observation in FCCU Ground
  • The event is Free of Cost
  • Registration is Required: Register Here

For more details, contact Syed Muneeb at +923246634719

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Zubair Khalid
Professor, LUMS
Speaker
Syed Muneeb Ali
Member - KSS, General Secretary - ABNP
Speaker
Umair Asim
President - LAST, Member - KSS

"Science Rerhi" - Science on Wheels

International Museum Day
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
17 May, 2017
Time: 
12 pm - 03 pm
Venue: 
Koh-i-Noor Housing Society, Qainchi, Amer Sadhu, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society commemorates the International Museum Day by taking science to the streets. A small science museum in the form of a Science Cart or Rerhi will be strolled around to celebrate science and to involve the passers-by. Our intent is to introduce the idea of a Mobile Science Museum. Join us on the International Museum Day and witness the first event of the series: Power of Science on Wheels.

Lahore Science Mela 2017

A Fusion of Science and Culture
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
28 January 2017
Time: 
9 am to 7 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
10/03/2017
Time: 
03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

This promises to be a mega celebration of science for the general public. Do visit our dedicated website for further details.

Watch the anthem of the Lahore Science Mela here:

Science Makes Waves in Khairpur, Sindh

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Alif Ailaan and Pakistan Innovation Foundation

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
1 September 2016
Time: 
11 am
Venue: 
Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Mall Road, Khairpur, Sindh
Resource People: 
Resource person
Kumail Abbas
Khwarizmi Science Society
Resource person
Roshaan Bukhari
Khwarizmi Science Society and Planetary Society

Wonders of Science

Public science exhibition in Wadudia Hall, Swat
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Alif Ailaan and Pakistan Innovation Foundation.

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
Thursday, 18 August 2016
Time: 
11 am
Venue: 
Wadudia Hall, Jahanzeb College aand University of Swat, Swat
Abstract: 

This science mela is part of Khwarizmi Science Society's National Science Movement 2016 and Beyond.

Resource People: 
Presenter
Kumail Abbas
Khwarizmi Science Society
Presenter
Roshaan Shah
Lahore Astronomical Society

History of Optics in Pakistan

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Department of Physics, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore

 


 

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
30 April, 2016
Time: 
5:30 pm
Venue: 
10-301, Third Floor, SSE Complex, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Abstract: 
Resource People: 
Speaker
Shaukat Hameed Khan
Director General COMSTECH

Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Why are we so excited?
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

FAST National University of Computer Science

IEEE Circuits Society, FAST

 

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Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
19 April, 2016
Time: 
2 pm
Venue: 
New Auditorium (Syed Refaqat Auditorium), FAST-National University of Computer Sciences, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Pervez Hoodbhoy
FC College University, Lahore.

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