Astronomy 101: An Evening with the Stars…
Speaker: Bilal Karim Mughal
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Tariq Rafi Lecture Theater
About the talk: Keeping track of the sky was vital for ascertaining the seasons before the invention of calendars and clocks. Different civilizations over the course of history have kept track of movements of celestial bodies and recorded several supernovae and comets, signifying their obsession with the heavens above. The talk will focus on various aspects and techniques in Astronomy. The speaker will give an overview of the sky and how to navigate it with the help of stars in absence of compass and other instruments and many other astronomy related topics.
About Karachi Astronomers Society (KAS):: Karachi Astronomers Society is a group of hobbyist astronomers. It works for the promotion of Astronomy and Cosmology and related sciences among the general public. Since its beginning in 2008, the group has organized numerous public astronomy sessions at educational institutes and public places across Sindh and Baluchistan, in which participants are offered a chance to view the stars and planets through the telescopes away from the light pollution of the city lights.
The speaker, Bilal Karim Mughal, is a journalist by profession. He is a co-founder of Hyderabad Astronomical Society, Pakistan and is currently associated with the Karachi Astronomers Society as its General Secretary.