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  • Astronomy: Astronomy’s language

    I am craving for the time when our universities will be flooded with students keen for submission into courses of astronomy and allied sciences; a time when our industry will be in equal awe of the real gems of the society, willing and eager to work in such industries and convert these industries into the world-ranking units of space sciences; and our sparkling young men and women as the pioneers, like the intrepid sailors of the bygone...

  • Pakistan steps forward in astronomy and space sciences

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco), which is often criticised by Pakistani scientific community for not being on par with its Indian or Chinese counterparts, sent two satellites in space from a launching facility in China this July...

    “The other satellite, PRSS-1, developed by China and Pakistan in collaboration, was due to launch on July 9, and PakTES-1A had to be co-launched, thus the...

  • Astronomy: Astronomical parlance III

    Just like them astronomy has its terms, and these terms, or the idiom are different from those used in, say, botany, zoology or medicine...

    So it is important for you to take note of the terminology employed in astronomy...

  • Astronomy: Back to quasars!

    It will launch you into astronomy, whether boys or girls...

    The ‘is’ will be revealed a bit later — a few billion years from now!Instead of closing our discussion on complex things in astronomy, at this stage, a whole ‘Pandora’s Box’ is revealed! For better understanding we ought to know a myriad terminology employed in astronomy and astro-physics...

  • Astronomy buffs looking heavenward at supermoon

    The supermoon was visible all across the globe, including Pakistan, on Saturday and can be spotted today (Sunday) as well...

    Abubaker Shekhani, an astronomy enthusiast and founding member of the Karachi Astronomers Society, said that this year’s supermoon was not as great in size as the November supermoon of last year...

  • Astronomy: Astronomical parlance

    ”WE apply ourselves to scrapping into astronomy, astrophysics and related sciences in a way that will make us understand them in detail as never before...

    CarcinogenALTHOUGH it is any substance that causes cancer, and cannot be said to be related to astronomy, I will tell you how they are profoundly related to it...

  • Astronomy: In search of the Perseid shower

    You lie down in your sleeping bags under a blanket of bright, twinkling stars and find it hard to close your eyes, because what if you miss something?This year I first contacted the astronomy club...

    Quite inexplicably ‘they’ are building the new Karachi-Lahore motorway on the Super Highway instead of mapping out an independent route for it, like the Islamabad-Lahore motorway...

  • Astronomy: More astronomical parlance

    WE have covered quite a long distance in our journey across the realm of astronomy...

    Like any fateful journey, the journey of astronomy begins with the first step (misquoting the famous Chinese proverb to suit my purpose)...

  • Astronomy: Astronomical parlance once more

    DEFINITIONS and introduction of each of astronomy’s everyday items (chapters) is as important as limbs are to the human body...

    That is the reason why I took up the parlance, to introduce to you (and others) the basic elements, through the history of astronomy and how gingerly it advanced through the last four centuries...

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