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.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)