The Institute of Space & Planetary Astrophysics (ISPA), University of Karachi, Pakistan has organized the observation of rare astronomical event of the transit of Venus on 6th June 2012.
Online PR News – 08-June-2012 – Karachi – The Institute of Space & Planetary Astrophysics (ISPA), University of Karachi, Pakistan has organized the observation of rare astronomical event of the transit of Venus on 6th June 2012 that is predicted that in future the event will again occur in 2117, so it was the last transit of Venus in this century.
The observation program was conducted at ISPA observatory, University of Karachi. Though the event started before the sun rise but it was clearly observable at Karachi after the dawn (around 6:00am till 9:50am). A large number of general public, media persons and students, in particular, the students of astronomy and Space Science observed the event.
On the occasion, the Incharge ISPA, Dr. M. Jawed Iqbal was himself present to lead the transit watch team. Many senior astronomers were also present to coordinate with him for providing the necessary information to the audience.
All the prominent media teams such as GEO News, ARY News, Express News, Samaa News, Aaj News, Dawn News, Dunya News, Waqt News, The News, Daily Express Newspaper, Online International News Network were also present. The transit watch team consisted of Dr. M. Jawed Iqbal as leader, Prof. Dr. Rashid Kamal Ansari, Prof. Dr. Ayub Khan Yousufzai, Mr. Mirza Jawwad Baig, Mr. Kashif Ilyas, Mr. Faisal Afridi, Mr. Rashid Ibrahim and office staff of ISPA.