Author: Abubaker Siddiq Shekhani

Presenting Astronomy at T2F 1

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...

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Sep 2016 in Pakistan

Lunar eclipse in Karachi, Pakistan in Sep 2016: Lunar eclipse happens twice a year but not necessarily at a same location on Earth. This year on 16th September it will be Full Moon and there will be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. If you want to know the timings, refer to the section 2 of this article.   If you do not know what is...

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Instagram did not have a zoom in feature- Now you can zoom in photo

I rarely use Instagram thought it is on my device since for more than 3 years now. 2 days ago I was using Instagram and realized that I cannot Zoom photo. 2 days ago I realized I could not Zoom In the photo Really? This is the only photo service or app that doesn’t allow you to Zoom In the photo. I asked my friend...

ERP Specialist – Not just a designation 0

ERP Specialist – Not just a designation

The day I got to know about ERP, specifically, Microsoft Dynamics AX I was happy to find out that Microsoft has its own ERP (previously Axapta acquired by Microsoft in July 2002). I had been working at TRG Tech at that point in time and received a call from Mazik Global. This company is one of the largest AX product development company (Microsoft Gold...

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Jupiter and Venus conjunction August 2016 from Pakistan

Conjunction is an Astronomical phenomenon when the two or more celestial bodies come closer to each other as looked from the Earth in the sky.  The planet Jupiter and Venus will come closer to each other and the closest conjunction is on 27th of August, 2016 and it will be visible from Pakistan although the window is too small as they will be too close...

Orion's Belt and Orion's sword 0

The 5 awesome Astronomy and Space sound tracks

I am using Astronomy star charts mobile phone apps and found that there are many great apps out of which Star Walk is one of the best app in the affordable price range. Sky Safari is another great app but it is way too expensive. The Star walk app has a beautiful background music that I found mesmerizing. The name of that music is...

Perseid Meteor from Pakistan 1

In search of clear skies for Perseids Shower in Pakistan 2016

The Perseids meteor shower is one of the best with average rate of 80 meteors per hour and they are very fast. In Pakistan, the summer season has been quite cloudy since May and the weather is still cloudy with heavy rains during first week of August. The Perseids peak from 11 – 13 August and it was Friday the 12th, when I took...

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Solar Astronomy Project by KAS Pakistan

Solar Astronomy is an important part of Astronomy whether it is hobby or profession. Solar Astronomy means observing our star “Sun” also known as Solar and Zodiac. The observation includes observing the Sun spots with a  white light filter and observing the prominences with an Hydrogen-Alpha telescope. Recently Karachi Astronomers Society of Pakistan has launched a project named KAS-SAP particularly for Solar observation and...

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Transit of Mercury on 9th May 2016 from Pakistan

There was a rare event on 9th May 2016 on hot sunny Monday around 4pm. The planet mercury passed between us and we saw the silhouette of the planet using specialized telescopes and projection method at the urban observatory of Karachi named as Kastrodome. A transit of Mercury across the Sun takes place when the planet Mercury passes directly between the Sun and a superior planet, becoming visible...

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A night stay trip to Gorakh Hill station

Since after Eid, I had been very busy with work and was feeling quite depressed. I needed a break. Mr. Hanif bhatti had invited me for a 1 night trip at Gorakh Hills station on the 9th and 10th August 2014. I managed to get ready for the trip. Departure from Karachi The coaster came an hour late and by that time around 40...

Pakistan cities for Developers 4

Pakistan cities for Developers

While developing a website or web application, often we are in hurry and need things ready at our disposal. We just want to copy and paste and use it. While developing app, I couldn’t find cities of Pakistan that I can copy paste and use. I spent a few minutes in order to make the cities according to my needs. In order to save...

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Healthcare revolution in Pakistan

This article is about health care in Pakistan. Many companies are utilizing technology for making lives easier and work faster. Similarly, many tech companies in Pakistan are working in different domains and industry to cater specific needs. There are healthcare websites available in Pakistan but are not maintained properly. You can find doctors, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and similar resources in Pakistan by using such platforms...