A new 16-inch telescope successfully installed at the Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics (ISPA), University of Karachi, inaugurated by Chairman SUPARCO Major General Amer Nadeem and KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi.
16 inch telescope is a joint venture of Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics (ISPA), Karachi University.
Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, Director Professor Dr. Muhammad Jawed Iqbal stated that the up-gradation work, automation of dome and fixation of 16 inch telescope, and renovation of the observatory building have been completed by SUPARCO. Moreover, all cost coupled to this project had been borne by the SUPARCO.
Chairman Suparco, Maj General Amer Nadeem shared that in his opinion, the research work would be as good as equipment, which is available for students and faculty and therefore with the installation and commissioning of this telescope quality of research at ISPA would further amplify.
KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi said that he is pleased to know that ISPA and Suparco are collaborating for promoting space science education. We would like to see ISPA reaching new heights in the upcoming future.
The ultimate objective of this program was to take on collaborative research studies and students projects between SUPARCO and ISPA at a larger extend.