October 20, 2016Print : Islamabad
Institute of Space Technology (IST) launched a four-day activity based programme to celebrate World Space Week at its campus at Islamabad on Wednesday, with a view to generate space awareness among the general public and students from a large number of schools and colleges of the twin cities and surrounding areas.
About 125 different schools and colleges from the vicinity of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are participating in 165 different space themed events and activities of World Space Week 2016 at IST. There are 3,000 registered participants of WSW 2016 and over 2000 visitors/guests are expected to witness WSW at IST. The World Space Week 2016 will continue till October 22, 2016 culminating many inspiring space oriented events.
Head of Electrical Engineering Department and Project Director IST CUBESAT Satellite programme Dr. Qamar-ul-Islam was the chief guest on the occasion.
Dr. Najam Abbas, Deputy Director Institute of Space Technology and event head welcomed the participants and briefed audience about the significance and scope of WSW-2016.
The theme for WSW 2016 is ‘Remote sensing-Enabling Our Future. Remote Sensing: Enabling our Future’ celebrates Earth Observation from Space for the betterment of the human race.
The events and activities of WSW 2016 include, Space In Quran, Space MUN, Space Declamations (Urdu & English), Space Quiz, Space Extempore Speech (Urdu& English),Space Innovation, Surfing using Google Earth, Space Image Processing Colonizing Space, Applications of Remote Sensing, Space Geo Caching, Pin Hole Camera Design, Space Tunnel Design, Save your Environment, Space Mission Analysis and Design, Air crash Investigations, Space Junk Design ,Remote Sensing-Enabling Pakistan Future, Space Creative Writing-Essay & Story Writing (Urdu & English), Space Event Journalism (Urdu & English), English Space Slogans(Urdu & English), Space Spellathon, Space Poetry, Aero Modelling Glider, Water Rocket, Para Eggs Competition, Boomerang Wings, Space Balloon Cart Competition, Space Propeller Car Competition, Space Model Competition, Technical Poster Design, Hot Air Balloon Design, Pinwheels Design, Can Sat Workshop, Space Fine Arts – Painting, Sketching, Calligraphy and Wall Graffiti, Space Characters - Mask Designing, Space Model Making, Space Visual Arts - Space Videography, Space Photography – Earth Selfie Space Photography – Earth Selfie WSW-2016 Selfie On spot WSW-2016 Selfie Space Philately, Space Coins, Space Graphics, Space Souvenir Designing, e- Poster Designing, Space Stamp Designing, Space Webpage Designing, Space Coins Designing and Spacesuit Designing, Escape From Infinity, Mathematical Hunt, Mathometer, Space Ramp Tableau Competition, Space Theatre (Drama Competition), Dota 2, Space Strike, Rise of Nations, Space Story Telling (Urdu & English), Space Entrepreneurship, Satellite Marketing, Space Commercialization, Space Awareness and Space Character Parade.