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KSS Receives Galileoscopes

The Khwarizmi Science Society receives thirty Galileoscopes, won through an international competition. These telescopes will be distributed to deserving schools and their science teachers. Get in touch with us if you are interested in availing this opportunity.

No other telescope shows so much for so little and simple!

A Little More Zoom-in: Report of the Ninth Falakyati Mela

Ali Khan

After reading the email at office, I left early to reach lums on time. At home I readjusted my honda 70 tapped clearance from 0.25 mm to 0.125 mm. The larger clearance was giving engines sounds like tick tick tick just like those which come from diesel engines. I was distracted by that clatter and wanted the better and more peaceful dub dub dub. I changed in shalwar kameez, grabbed my helmet and was on road at 4:30pm.

Emerging Nations Science Foundation Funds KSS again

The Emerging Nations Science Foundation provides a grant of USD 3500 to KSS. This is its second grant to the KSS. Many thanks to Dr. Tahir Shah, President ENSF. The ENSF is aimed at promoting scientific and technological research among the emerging nations of Africa, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, and Southeast Asia.

The grant will contribute towards these goals.

KSS Receives Seed Grant from Developing Astronomy Globally

Khwarizmi Science Society has won a competitive international seed grant of Euros 1000 from Developing Astronomy Globally.

Coverage of the KSS Live Viewing of the Solar Eclipse 2010

The Solar eclipse live viewing session organized by the Khwarizmi Science Society was hailed a thorough success. About 500 enthusiasts visited the mobile observatory set up in the lush green fields of the Punjab University. The eclipse was partial and telescopes equipped with solar filters were lined up, while the keen observers caight mervelous glimpses of the sun and moon ligned up.

 Umair Asim was the lead astronomer while the KSS team, led by Dr. Saadat anwar Siddiqi were there to answer questions and dispel myths about the solar eclipse.

Astronomy: Pakistan's New Future?

APS News is the flagship newsletter of the American Physical Society - one of the largest professional bodies of physicists worldwide. The January 2010 issue publishes Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi's story "Astronomy: Pakistan's New Future" - commemorating Khwarizmi Science Society's spectacular successses in bringing astronomy to the masses.

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Donation of optical microscope

The KSS receives donation of a 100X optical microscope for use in its roving life festivals. We would like to thank Dr. Shaista Parveen and Dr. Usman Qazi, HEC Professor LUMS and the donor for arranging this gracious gift to the Society. The microscope will be used in our ongoing exhibits of the macroscopic and microscopic worlds.

 

 

Physics World Online covers KSS astronomy gatherings

Pakistani astronomers shine a light on the skies

Saadat A Siddiqi and Muhammad Sabieh Anwar describe how a series of astronomy events in Pakistan over the past year could help to boost the public's interest in the subject in this article published in Physics World Online.