The Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, University of Karachi, Pakistan arranged two days (Oct 8-9, 2012) Conference “First National Conference on Space Sciences” in collaboration with Sir Syed University, SUPARCO, HEC & Pakistan Physical Society, Sindh Chapter.
Online PR News – 11-October-2012 – Karachi / Pakistan – The Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan has arranged two days Conference namely “First National Conference on Space Sciences” in collaboration with Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, SUPARCO, Higher Education Commission and Pakistan Physical Society, Sindh Chapter. This conference was inaugurated by Senior Minister of Govt. of Sindh for Education & Literacy, Mr. Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq on October 8, 2012 at Arts Auditorium, University of Karachi. Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology has arranged the proceedings of second day program on October 9, 2012 of this conference in Sir Syed University.
Speakers from LUMs, Lahore, University of Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, NUST Rawalpindi, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, University of Peshawar, University of Sindh, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology, Karachi, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, SUPARCO and University of Karachi have presented their research work in this conference.
Total 36 research papers were presented on Astronomy, Cosmology, Flight Dynamics, Satellite Communication, Ionospheric Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanography, G.I.S & Remote Sensing and Renewable Energy etc., in this conference. This two days National Conference was organized by Dr. M. Jawed Iqbal (Convener Organizing Committee), Mr. Faisal Afridi (Assistant Secretary, Organizing Committee), Mr. Mirza Jawwad Baig, Mr. Syed Nazeer Alam and Dr. Syed Faisal Bukhari (Convener, Sir Syed University Organizing Committee) and some other members. A large number of students, faculty members, scientists and professionals were present on the occasion.
The Concluding Session of the Conference to help support the reform agenda are as follows:
1) As Space Technology acts as a catalyst of Socio-economic of a country, so Govt. of Pakistan should support Space Science program in universities as well as government organization.
2) As Pakistan needs more Space Scientist for supporting National Space vision 2040, therefore all the public and private universities including engineering universities should start the program of Space Science and Technology at under graduate and graduate levels.
3) At the higher secondary level Space Science and Astronomy options should be added as separate subjects. Stress should be given to the practical and observational aspects.