Category: Astronomy

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My contributions and volunteer work for Karachi Astronomers Society

Leaders are not born, they are made. I started Astronomy in 2007, founded an Astronomy club in 2008 and then co-founded Karachi Astronomers Society (KAS). As the founder, I took up lot of responsibility voluntarily including event management, funds raising, plan, branding and digital marketing. Here is some of my remarkable volunteer work done for Karachi Astronomers Society since 2010 when it was established...

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Total Lunar Eclipse of 31st Jan 2018 in Pakistan

Total Lunar Eclipse in Karachi, Pakistan in Jan 2018: Total Lunar Eclipse happens twice a year but not necessarily at a same location on the planet Earth. Many of my Astronomy students and followers have been asking me about Lunar Eclipses as to when is it happening, how to observe it and what causes the eclipse, so this is the post for all of my...

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My success story at Karachi Astronomers Society

I have been a nature lover since childhood. I started gardening at an age of 10 years. I love mountains and rain. I loved stars and so I loved Moon. It was 2007 when the spark of Astronomy got to its peak and from there on wards a journey of Astronomy and leadership started. I founded Astronomy club at my university SZABIST and later...

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Astrophotography Exhibition at T2F

Astronomy is my hobby and passion and so is photography. When both combined makes me an Astrophotographer. In 2007, I first saw photos of Moon and planets. Then I found a book practical sky watching in which I found some really awesome photographs of Orion Nebula, Milky way, Andromeda galaxy and wide field photos of the sky and earth. I started capturing photos with...

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Zilhaj 1438 AH Moon sighted from Karachi, Eid-ul-Adha on 2nd September 2017

The crescent Moon of Zilhaj was to be easily visible with the naked eye on 23rd August 2017. The sky was a bit cloudy yet I went to the roof with my DSLR to find the Moon and capture it. I found the amazing rainbow colored cloud formation and took a shot. Then I tried finding the Moon without any optical aid and it...

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Perseids meteor shower 2017 from Pakistan

Perseids Meteor Shower – There has been lot of news floating on the world wide web since a month now that this will be the brightest meteor shower recorded in human history. Many people are being fooled by that misleading news which is really sad. Perseid meteor shower is one of the best meteor showers of the year (NOT THE BEST) having meteor rate of...

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Partial lunar eclipse from Karachi – 7 Aug 2017

Lunar Eclipse in Karachi – We have been hearing about a partial Lunar eclipse from various news paper, channels and news blogs such as DAWN.com, Earth Sky and NASA. A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth comes in between Moon and Sun during or near Full Moon while obstructing the Sun light on the Moon making it dark. Last year we had penumbral lunar...

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Harry Potter characters after famous star names

The best-selling book series, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling took the world by a storm. Those who may be fans of astronomy and also of the series may have realized that some of the characters are named after our astronomical objects. These include the names of the stars, constellations and galaxies, which were named by the Greek and Arab philosophers and scientists. I list those...

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Milkyway galaxy from Ranikot fort – Pakistan

Ranikot Fort is located in Sindh about 250Kms from Karachi. I went once for a day trip and loved the place. I found that was no light pollution in that area so it should be perfect for #Astronomy and #Astrophotography. I like to travel and love to stay up at night observing galaxies and nebulas. In Oct 2015, I led a group of 50+...

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First university level Astronomy club of Pakistan

Since my childhood I am close to nature and that made me a good observer and allowed me to ponder over the existence and the reason of why something is like it is. At age of 12 years, I started to take care of my garden myself. In class 4, I created a volcanic mountain model and types of mountains (shows my interest in...

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The December 2016 Geminids peaks with Moon peak

Karachi, Pakistan: Meteor showers are a great show and Geminids is one of the best meteor showers of the Year. I remember the first meteor shower observation of my life. It was back in 2010 when I recently co-founded Karachi Astronomers Society and we went to a mere 150 Kms from Karachi to Kalri Lake. It was first quarter Moon and it was too...

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Practical Astronomy workshops at T2F Karachi Pakistan

This year has been great for Astronomy in Karachi, Pakistan and overall in Pakistan. The Karachi Astronomers Society conducted a series of Astronomy workshops at The Second Floor (T2F) during the month of August. I conducted one workshop named “Exploring the Universe”. The workshop had content mainly focused towards the Practical side of Amateur Astronomy like learning constellations, finding an object in the Sky, the...