List of activities
Khwarizmi Science Society finds great pleasure in participating in the Science Exhibition organized on 16th of April at the Ali Institue of Education.
The Ali Institute of Education has earned recognition as one of the best teacher’s training institute in Pakistan. The Institute has organized a Science fair exhibiting innovative models on basic concepts of science at the elementary and secondary levels.
The Khwarizmi Science Society, upon invitation, is participating in this exhibition and will be demonstrating a new range of science models and exhibits including:
- Weather change experiments including Rain Gages, Air pressure, Wind speed and wind vanes
- Craters in sand
- Lunar phases
- Spectrum of mercury
The event location is marked in the map below:
Out of a total Pakistani population of 180 million, almost 18 million Pakistanis are suffering from diabetes. This alarming situation urges Dr. Wajih Bukhari to apprise the Pakistani population of the ins and outs of this deadly disease.
Dr. Wajih Bukhari is a medical doctor and working as a Clinical research fellow at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He explains the causes of diabetes, its medical treatment and precautions. Different types of diagnostic tests are also discussed. This 60 minutes long series of digital board based lectures are a must watch for every Pakistani who wishes to know more about diabetes.
Khwarizmi Science Society is going to participate in the 9th Buraq camp which is going to be held from 19th of December to 31st of December 2012. KSS will be joining on 24th of December and will be delivering four lectures on different topics, which include:
- The Strange, Strange World of Quantum Physics and Quantum Computing.
- A Gentle Introduction to Solar Thermal Energies.
- Earthquakes: The true story.
- Cosmology and Us.
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.
The World Space Week is an international celebration of the contribution that space science and technology makes to the betterment of the human condition. It is celebrated in accordance with the two milestones that were achieved earlier in history. On October 4, 1957, the first man-made satellite was launched, the Sputnik 1, while on October 10, 1967, just ten years after the first flight of a satellite, the first international treaty, the outer space treaty, went into effect. During World Space Week, events and educational programs related to space are held globally.
As per our customs Khwarizmi Science Society is also going to celebrate this week to encourage world space week programs about the exploration of space and science and its impact on human imagination. The Khwarizmi science society is actively participating in SUPARCO's Family Fair on 6th and 7th of October in the popular Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Allama Iqbal Town.
Activities arranged at our stalls include:
- Creating your own earthquake
- Lunar craters
- Telescope making
- Understanding sky charts
- Models of telescopes
Lahore Astronomical Society is partnering with the KSS in this activity.
A map of the location is given here:
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.
Logon to Khwarizmi Science Society Channel on http://www.nightskiesnetwork.com and watch live images of celestial beauties, Moon and Venus amongst others, all with real-time chatting and audio commentary.
The Cultural Festival will have several other delights such as photography, mehndi, shopping and has been organized by the NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology, Multan.
This talk highlights the inventing process – the preparation involved and the small steps to the greater achievements. From his early days as a school boy in Karachi and Lahore to the foundational technology training sites in Chicago, Pasadena, and Schenectady-New York, relayed is a personal journey as an inventor for solving pressing problems in international level engineering and in higher education for Pakistan.
According to the most recent findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global warming due to climate change has been clearly linked to human activities, such as greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel combustion (carbon dioxide), livestock production (methane), and extensive use of wood stoves in rural areas (black carbon). One of the most serious consequences of global warming is its impact on human health and welfare. This includes increases in vector borne diseases (malaria, dengue fever), heat waves, smog production, loss of surface water resources, and escalating incidences of severe storm events and changing rainfall patterns, causing major flooding in some regions, while creating drought-like conditions in other parts of the world. We must now shift our sole attention from mitigating climate change through initiatives taken in developed countries to dealing with adapting to its long term trends, especially in many developing countries, where climate change impacts are expected to be most severe within the next twenty to thirty years.
When it comes to generating a visual representation of important socio-economic parameters for rural Pakistan, such as poverty, literacy, crime or access to internet, the picture is rather blank. Datasets exist in disparate jurisdictions, scattered across many departments, and are often in registers and lists that do not contain geo-coordinates. This state of affairs discourages evidence-based policy interventions, and severely limits the effectiveness of expensive GIS projects undertaken by many organizations.
In this talk, I will explain why relevant socio-economic datasets, such as the population census, have not been mapped properly even years after of their generation. Then it will explain how this bottleneck may be removed, by identifying the spatial references contained in those datasets, and building their integrated maps. In this respect, it will also cover the importance of a “mauza” (revenue estate) for rural mapping, and then provide an overview of our recent pilot project to demonstrate a cost-effective and scalable methodology to build a mauza map for District Jhelum. Our methodology consisted of stitching together thousands of pieces of British era village maps, and then registering them with satellite imagery for geo-referencing. Finally, talk will show the utility of this mauza map in generating spatial visualizations of important socio-economic parameters for the district.