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SUPARCO to launch astronomy and astrophysics bulletin.

ISLAMABAD, January 03, 2012 (Balochistan Times): The Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) will launch an astronomy and astrophysics bulletin from current month in order to promote space understanding. The objective of launching of bulletin is to create awareness among professionals, amateur astronomers, educators, students and public at large about the progress made in this field through technological innovations. According to sources in SUPARCO, the bulletin will include news on the latest developments, events and book reviews as well as work being carried out at SUPARCO. The bulletin will cover issues like sky, software review, web review and lunar eclipse. Pakistan Space Vision 2040 has been approved by the Prime Minister which inter-alia includes augmentation and strengthening of the astronomy and astrophysics programmes of SUPARCO. This programme is mainly focused on theoretical and observation research and for this purpose an astronomical observatory is planned to be established, the sources said. Research studies pertaining to deep space objects including galaxies, nebulae and variable stars are also being initiated. Search for earth like planets is a hot topic in astrophysics now-a-days. It is planned to conduct research studies in this field also.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jan 3, 2012
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