astronomy

Lahore Science Mela 2019

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Insitute of Education

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
5 October, 2019
Time: 
09:00 am to 16:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
6 October, 2019
Time: 
09:00 am to 16:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

The progression towards a more scientifically immersed community continues as the KSS plans to organize the third Science Mela in October, 2019, in collaboration with the Ali Institute of Education. Since 2019 is the International Year of Periodic Table, our Mela this year will be focused on the wonders of chemistry including elements, minerals, compounds, mining and major industrial processes. The other sets of exhibits will be divided into several parts such as life sciences, wildlife flora and fauna, AI and electronics, mineral and agricultural resources and space sciences, to name a few. The Lahore Science Mela is open-to-all and invites interest from science organizations, aspiring scientists and researchers, professionals and other potential exhibitors. We coridally send an open invitation to all citizens of Pakistan, especially the studetns, teachers, parents and senior citizens to help us initiate the Science Mela Culture in our beloved country.

The LSM Series comprises of annual science festivals organized to cater to the need for the promulgation of scientific ideas and news among the general public. The event is accesible to all and we do not charge any fee from the exhibitors or the visitors. We gather students, teachers, parents and senior citizens from different parts of Lahore and the surroundings and make science available to them in its most simplest and comprehensive form. Apart from being temporary hubs of practical and experimental science, the Melas also become a platform for emerging scientists, science clubs, non-profit science organizations, tech startups, and other government and non-government based bodies to introduce themselves to the community. 

 

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

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

Workshop on Astrolabe Making

Rediscovering an old scientific tradition in Lahore
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Lahore Astronomical Society

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
27 February, 2018
Time: 
2 to 6 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
28 February, 2018
Time: 
2 to 6 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society, Lahore Astronomical Society and the Ali Institute of Education are organizing a Workshop on Astrolabe Making Workshop at the Ali Institute of Education on 27th and 28th February, 2018.

An astrolabe is an ancient astronomical computer for solving problems related to time and the position of the sun and stars in the sky. Astrolabes are used to show how the sky looks at a specific space at a given time. It is a primitive device and the astrolabe was highly developed in the Islamic world by 800. it was introduced to Europe from Islamic Spain (al-Andalus) in the early twelfth century. It was the most popular astronomical instrument till mid-seventeenth century. 

Astrolabe making is a dead scientific art which once revolutionized astronomy in the medieval ages. At a time, half of the world's astrolabes were produced in Lahore. To revive this lost scientific tradition among our local scientists and historians of science and technology, three experts from Holland will visit Pakistan and supervise the workshop.

Registration:

Note that registration is required to attend this workshop. Here is the link to registration page. The fee is Rs. 2000.

Resource People: 
Instructor
Tom Reijngoudt
Instructor
Jan Pieter Hogendijk
Instructor
Willem Frederik de Graaf

Lahore Science Mela 2018

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
27/01/2017
Time: 
09:00
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education
Date: 
28/01/2018
Time: 
09:00
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education
Abstract: 

The Lahore Science Mela 2018 is a science fest organized by the Khwarizmi Science Society. showcased inventions, discoveries, experiments, science models and artifacts recieved from all parts of Pakistan. It will be an opportunity to engage all citizens, especially the children in celebrating science. Our focus is on the wonder aspects of practical science accomplished through practical activities such as hands-on games and experiments that will appeal to our young boys and girls. There is no entry fee and the Mela will remain open for all citizens of Pakistan.

Science and Solar Fest in connection with World Space Week

Falakyati Mela
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Alif Ailaan and Pakistan Innovative Foundation

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
20 October, 2016
Time: 
9 am
Venue: 
Govt. Shuda e APS Memorial High School for Girls, Model Town, Lahore
Abstract: 

This activity in Lahore is part of KSS's National Science Movement 2016. The activities includes:

  1. Solar Observation
  2. Liquid Nitrogen and Elasticity of Objects
  3. Cryostats and Balloons
  4. Chemical Fountain
  5. Sodium Blast
  6. Sand on Sound
  7. Laser Spirograph
  8. Microworld from Microscope

For registration please email at info@khwarizmi.org

The Map is here:

Resource People: 
Resource Person
Sabieh Anwar
Khwarizmi Science Society
Resource Person
Kumail Abbas
Khwarizmi Science Society
Resource Person
Umair Asim
Lahore Astronomical Society
Resource Person
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
Khwarizmi Science Society
Activities: 

Wonders of the sun and science

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Pakistan Astronomer's Society, Islamabad who are the co-organizers.

Alif Ailaan and Pakistan Innovation Foundation.

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
Saturday, 15 October 2016
Time: 
11 am
Venue: 
Crescent International School and College, Ibn-e-Sina Road, G-10/3, Islamabad
Abstract: 

This activity is part of Khwarizmi Science society's National Science Movement.

Resource People: 
Resource person
Saiful Islam Qureshi
Pakistan Astronomers Islamabad

Science Exhibition in Sukkur

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Alif Ailaan and Pakistan Innovation Foundation.

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
30 August, 2016
Time: 
10 am
Venue: 
Institute of Business Adminstration (IBA), Sukkur
Resource People: 
Presenter
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
Institute of Space and Technology, Islamabad
Presenter
Roshaan Bukhari
Lahore Astronomical Society
Presenter
Muhammad Zubair
Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
Presenter
Syed Kumail Abbas
University of the Punjab
Activities: 

Science Festival in D.G. Khan

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Alif Ailaan and Pakistan Innovation Foundation.

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
29 August, 2016
Time: 
10 am
Venue: 
Divisional Public School, D.G. Khan
Resource People: 
Presenter
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
Teaching and Research Associate, Institute of Space and Technology
Presenter
Roshaan Bukhari
Lahore Astronomical Society
Presenter
Muhammad Zubair
Assistant Professor, Institute of Space and Technology
Presenter
Syed Kumail Abbas
University of the Punjab

Science Festival in Mardan

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Alif Ailaan and Pakistan Science Foundation

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
18 August, 2016
Time: 
10 am
Venue: 
Govt. Shaheed Adnan Arshad School, No. 1, Mardan
Abstract: 

The science festival is part of Khwarizmi Science Society's National Science Movement and beyond.

Resource People: 
Presenter
Syed Kumail Abbas
University of the Punjab, Lahore
Presenter
Roshaan Bukhari
Lahore Astronomical Society (LAST)