The KSS wins international bid for 30 Galileoscopes

As part of our ongoing activities centred around the International Year of Astronomy, we have one an international competition sponsored and orgnazied by the Developing Astronomy, a cornerstone project of the IYA. As part of the reward, the KSS will receive 30 Galileoscopes that will then be distributed across promising schools in Pakistan. Other organizations who are receiving similar packages include Society of the Sun and SUPARCO.

American Physical Society applauds the KSS

In his email message dated July 28, 2009, Dr. Amy Flatten, Director of International Affairs for the American Physical Society (APS) lauds the efforts of the KSS for the popularization of science and hopes to forge stronger links between the science comminities of the two countries. Here are exceprts from her letter.


KSS receives donation of telescope

Dr. Faisal Sultan, Chief Executive Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital and Cancer Research Centre donates a telescope to the Khwarizmi Science Society. It is a Meade reflector scope, with aperture 114 mm and focal length 910 mm. It has two optical eyepieces [9mm and 25mm], one electronic eyepiece with cable and a Barlow lens. It is mounted on a tripod and has the Meade Autostar 493 system to control movement and search pre-programmed targets. We tthank Dr. Sultan for this generosity.

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

We have also received financial support worth:

Rs. 50,000 from the Pakistan Science Foundation

Celebrating Astronomy

We are approaching schools in Punjab for organizing Falakiyati melas on their campuses. This will come at no cost for the schools. The students, teachers and parents at the local schools will be shown celestial bodies with the help of powerful telescopes, harboured by the Khwarizmi Science Society team.

If you would like our team come to our school download the material given below, fill in the forms and send back to the Society address.

KSS in Cern Courier

The April 2009 issue of the Cern Courier published by the Institute of Physics, UK carries a report of our lecture on the LHC grid.  The report was written by Umer Hassan, Life Member KSS and was titled: Pakistani students learn Grid Computing. The complete report can be viewed here.

Munnoo Bhai covers the Symposium on Science and the Muslim Civilization in his op-ed column


Munnoo Bhai is Pakistan's foremost columnist, journalist and dramatist. He writes his opinions about the KSS Symposium on Science and Muslim Civilization, published in the most widely circulating Urdu daily, "Jang".

Dr. Suhail Zubairi's impressions "Is Reality Really Real?"

Dear Prof. Siddiqi,

This is just to let you know how much I enjoyed my meeting with you and the opportunity to give a general lecture under Khwarizmi Society. It was delightful to see how so many people could be brought together on a working day to listen to science. This gives rise to hope and inspiration. The fact that the question-answer session went for almost 45 minutes speaks for the desire and the thirst for the discussion of new ideas in our younger generation. It was very impressive to see how almost everyone stayed till the very end.

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Dr Atta-ur-Rehman and Khwarizmi Science Society

On October 23, Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, Chairman Higher Education Commission, Pakistan presided over the seminar organized by COMSATS institute, Islamabad and Khwarizmi Science Society. The seminar was titled "Introduction to System-on-Chip Technology" and the speaker was Jauher Zaidi, PalmChip USA. This seminar will now be repeated at the COMSATS Institute Lahore. This will become a formal inauguration of the KSS in COMSATS, Lahore.