space science

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

Interferometry: From Nothing to Black Holes

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Science Society.

 

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
20 November, 2016
Time: 
2 pm
Venue: 
SMME Seminar Hall, National University of Science and Technology (NUST)
Abstract: 

Gravitational waves were detected by LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-waves Observatory). This monumental discovery comes precisely 100 years after Einstein predicted these ripples in space-time. At the heart of this phenomenal outcome, lies a marvel of technological powers-a LASER interferometer. In this popular level talk Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar will recount, how the phenomenon of interference shapes our present day picture of Physics. Right from dispelling the notion of an all pervasive ether, finding signature of "matter waves", probing molecules on stars a single photon interfering with itself, to the recent signatures of the gravitational waves, these beautiful machines called interferometers harbor immense power as one of the most important tools for scientific discovery. He will present examples where the phenomenon of interference has enriched special relativity, general relativity, the foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum optics.

To attend the lecture registration is required. Register here.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar
Lahore University of Management Sciences

Sooraj Beeni in Chiniot

Solar Observation
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
16 April, 2016
Time: 
10 am
Venue: 
Chiniot
Abstract: 

KSS plans to launch their astronomical observations in term with the Alif Ailaan at different parts of the country. For this reason, our first event is going to be organized in Chiniot, a city known for its wooden architecture. The event comprises of the Solar observation through H-alpha solar telescope which will enable to see the Sun in hydrogen alpha light. 

Resource People: 
Presenter
Roshaan Bukhari
Amature Astronomer
Activities: 

Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Why are we so excited?
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

FAST National University of Computer Science

IEEE Circuits Society, FAST

 

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Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
19 April, 2016
Time: 
2 pm
Venue: 
New Auditorium (Syed Refaqat Auditorium), FAST-National University of Computer Sciences, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Pervez Hoodbhoy
FC College University, Lahore.

See the Sun in Swabi

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
16 February, 2014
Time: 
10 am to 12 noon
Venue: 
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Swabi, Khabar Pakhtoon khwa.
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society presents another Astronomical Observation "See the Sun" in Swabi, Khabar Pakhtoon Khwa. GIKI a center of excellence in Pakistan for the natural sciences is located at Swabi, near a small town Topi. Lying in the midst of natural beauty, GIKI has announced to arrange its 15th GIKI all Pakistan Science Fair. KSS is participating in the exhibition by arranging a solar viewing session from 10 am to 12 noon on 16th of this month. Feel free to attend this event. For location please see the MAP.


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Resource People: 
Presenter
Mr. Umair Asim

10th Buraq Camp Islamabad

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
24 December 2013
Time: 
10 pm
Venue: 
Chak Shezad Farm House, Islamabad.
Abstract: 

Humanity's deepest desire for knowledge is justified by continuing the quest for knowing and understanding the universe in which we live. The Buraq Space camp is organized every year so that students and Buraq campers could  get a chance to glimpse facets of the universe around them. The Khwarizmi Science Society plays a major role in the camp every year.

This year the KSS participated with these topics:

  1. Nuts and Bolts that drives you: The Luxuries of modern cars by Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
  2. Composition and Contents of the Universe by Dr. Murtaza Saleem
  3. Live Solar Viewing  by Mr. Umair Asim
Resource People: 
Speaker
Umair Asim
Presenter
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
Presenter
Dr. Murtaza Saleem
Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Galileo Workshop

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
22 October, 2013
Time: 
9 am
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road (Shahrah e Roomi), Near Children Hospital, Lahore
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society proudly announcess the Galileo Workshop and prize distribution ceremony on October 22nd, 2013. The aim of the workshop is to teach the teachers of different schools about the assembling of Galileoscopes and to guide them about the observations of the Celestial objects that they can see from the Galileoscope. We have selected 23 institutions from all over Pakistan. The workshop is compulsory for the representatives of these institutions.

The workshop consists of two sessions; First session will include a lecture on assembling the Galileoscope and then participants would be ask to perform the same assembling task. While a lecture on Introduction to Astronomy and how to use Galileoscope for the Celestial objects will also be given. The second session will include the Prize Distribution Ceremony of the Galileoscopes. 

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Resource People: 
Chair
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
COMSATS
Keynote Speaker
Mr. Shahid Majeed
Ali Institute of Education
Session Chair
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
LUMS
Speaker
Kumail Abbas
University of the Punjab

International Observe the Moon Night

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

International Observe the Moon Night

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
12 October, 2013
Time: 
6 pm to 10 pm
Venue: 
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), DHA, Lahore.
Abstract: 

International Observe the Moon NIght is an International event that is dedicated to encourage people to Look Up and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the MOON. Khwarizmi Science Society also presents this golden opportunity for general public and students to observe the nearest natural satellite of the Earth. So do not miss this event and please be on time.

 

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Resource People: 
Presenter
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
LUMS
Chair
Dr. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
COMSATS

Exploring Mars and Discovering Earth

Family Fair and Science Exhibition at the World Space Week 2013
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

SUPARCO

Lahore Astronomical Society

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
5 October, 2013
Time: 
3 pm to 6 pm
Venue: 
Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore, Pakistan
Date: 
6 October, 2013
Time: 
3 pm to 6 pm
Venue: 
Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore, Pakistan
Abstract: 

World Space Week (WSW) is declared by the United Nations Organization (UNO) and is celebrated every year from October 4 to October 10 to celebrate the contribution that space science and technology make to the betterment of the mankind.

 

Khwarizmi Science Society, as before, also celebrating the World Space Week 2013. In convention with the theme of the year 2013 "Exploring Mars - Discovering Earth" KSS is presenting some experiments for students, teachers and the general public at a family fair organized by SUPARCO, Pakistan's National Space Agency.

 

Experiments will include:

  • Martian Surface
  • Water Currents on Mars
  • Crators on Earth, Moon and Mars
  • Creating your own Earthquakes
  • Microscopic World
  • Models of Telescope

For directions to the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, see the map here.

 


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Resource People: 
Presenter
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
LUMS
Presenter
Kumail Abbas
University of the Punjab
Presenter
Arifa Mirza
University of the Punjab
Presenter
Murtaza Saleem
LUMS
Activities: 

Dusty Cool Cosmos

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
3 September, 2013
Time: 
10 am
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road (Shahrah-e-Roomi), near Children Hospital, Lahore.
Abstract: 

This talk will take you for a quick walk through the Universe. Todays universe as we know it, is indeed dusty. More than 30% of the UV and optical light from stars in the Universe may be absorbed and re-radiated thermally at infrared and millimeter wavelengths by the obscuring dust. The cool and dusty sites in the Universe provide seeds for the formation of molecules and organic compounds. These molecular clouds are actually stellar nurseries which give rise to star formation and its evolution. To study dust extinction and its properties, Gamma-ray burst after-glows are excellent probes. This topic will cover that what we know about dust and how do we study it.

 

The venue can located on the map given below.

 


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Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Tayyaba Zafar
Assistant Professor, University of the Punjab.