Financial Support for KSS Falakyati Melas

With great pleasure, I like to mention that our outreach activities for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 are gaining huge popularity. Photographs and videos of the recent falakyati mela (astrofest) in the historic fort at Rohtas can now be seen at http://khwarizmi.shutterfly.com.

We have also received financial support worth:

Rs. 50,000 from the Pakistan Science Foundation
300 British Pounds from the Canon Foundation in UK
Rs. 40,000 as a single contribution from an individual.

This adds to 3500 US Dollars we received last year (2008) from the Emerging Nations Science Foundation to kick start our astronomy activities. We have now purchased a colour CCD astrocamera that will allow us to beam spectacular colour images of deep space galaxies and nebulae.

 

Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi

President KSS