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Event ID:  3080
Contact Name:  Bilal Karim Mughal
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Organization:  Hyderabad Astronomy Society
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Dates:  7th October 2011 to 7th October 2011
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Type:  Public
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Country:  Pakistan
State/Province:  Sindh
City:  Hyderabad
Location:  Isra University Hyderabad
Event Name:  Fly to the Moon, Students Astronomy Session, Isra University Hyderabad.
Event Description:  For the first time in Hyderabad Pakistan, an astronomy observing session is being arranged. It is scheduled to be held on 7th October 2011 from 8 PM to 10 PM. The program is being organized at the Isra University, Hyderabad Pakistan. There will be a 3 inch EQ reflector, and 2 binoculars for participants.
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Report on the Results:  7th October 2011 marked an important day in the history of Hyderabad, Pakistan. For the first-time ever a telescope observing session was organized in the city. Falling right in the middle of the UN’s World Space Week 2011 (4-10 October), the event was arranged by Mr. Naveed Ghani, Bilal Mughal, Syed Zeeshan Ahmed and Amjad Nizamani. While Mr. Ghani is a teacher at the Isra University (Telecom Department), the other three people are students. The event was organized in Isra University’s campus. The expectations were not that high, as this was the first time such an event was being organized, and secondly the arrangements were done within 4 days, under a tight schedule. The overall response was very good, and was way beyond our expectations. The event started with the sighting of Moon through our telescope. What followed was an uncontrollable rush of interest and amusement of the participants and then a lot of questions. Once everyone was satisfied with the moon session, we moved on to the sighting of the biggest planet in our solar system, Jupiter. The sighting was truly remarkable, and we saw its four Galilean moons as well. After that we started looking for different double stars, and also observed star clusters. We also observed summer triangle (which consists of 3 bright stars) and towards the end we were also able to sight a Ring Nebula (Messier 57). The event ignited a considerable amount of curiosity for everyone who came and experienced this session. We hope that this event gives way to more events and the field of astronomy is made aware of.
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