Promoting Astronomy In Islamabad
Astro Adventures, an idea that has been brought to fruition to provide astronomy related education, equipment and awareness to Islamabad and adjoining areas. Over the years, Astro Adventures has already conducted more than 50 events in collaboration with the leading Astronomy socities of Pakistan.
Today, Astro Adventures is playing a pivital role with PAk Astronomers and Islamabad Astronomy Society in making sure that there is at least one public astronomy observation event in Islamabad, each month. Currently, the events are being organized from various platforms, and plans are being made to develop a permanent observatory in Islamabad to hold astronomy related sessions, talks and lectures.
Telescopes Available for Sale in Islamabad
Telescopes are a fascinating instrument, they can transform the curious mind of a child in to a brilliant mind of a scientist!
Once a child looks at the Moon or the planets through the lens of a telescope, their perspective is changed forever! They start to look at everything from a scientific perspective!
The following telescopes are available for sale please call on the given number to check availability of the telescopes.
Motorized Goto Telescope from Meade Optics USA
Imported in to Pakistan, and manufactured by MEADE a leading USA based brand for optics and astronomy equipment, Astro Adventures offers you the most economical advnaced level telescopes available on the market.
Telescopes from the Meade DS-2000 series offer beginner amateur astronomers advanced microprocessor technology and the latest electromechanical design. Silky smooth movement in both elevation and azimuth and the already built-in AutoStar computer #494, with over 1,500 pre-programmed celestial objects, guarantee you a lot of fun with your observing.
All objects can be from the device immediately found by the mount - simply select an object on the screen and the DS-2000 will automatically slew to the selected object!
In addition to the observing the Moon and planets, the DS-2000 also lets you take a look at the brightest objects outside the solar system.
Transportable Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope on new-designed GoTo mount
The new MAK-90 is a fully GoTo telescope. Its onboard computer knows the night sky. After a short alignment procedure, your telescope will be ready to take you on a tour of the universe. You will see more objects in one night than Galileo saw in a lifetime. See planets like Saturn and Jupiter, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more.
- Large 90mm diameter Maksutov-Cassegrain optics captures more light for brighter images and greater detail
- Two Premium 31.7mm(1.25") Super Plössl Eyepieces for superior long eye relief and an expansive wide visual field
- Includes Red-dot projection viewfinder for easy acquisition of guide stars while star-hopping between celestial targets
- AutoStar Suite" Astronomer Edition amazing planetarium software and instructional Video will teach you the night sky and how to use your telescope
- Assembles in minutes
National Geographic Newtonian Reflector
A National Geographic Newtonian Reflector Telescope is available for sale in Islamabad, Pakistan. The following are the key features of the telescope:
The Telescope has the following detailed specifications:
|Objective Lens Diameter||114 Millimeters|
|Telescope Mount Description||Altazimuth Mount|
|Item Weight||7.14 Kilograms|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||9.84 x 37.01 x 11.02 inches|
- Mirror telescope for beginners and amateur astronomers
- Aperture: 114mm / Focal length: 900m / Newtonian mirror telescope
- With aluminium tripod
- Magnification: 36x-675x
Binoculars - High Quality!
A high quality 20x80 High magnification binocular is also available for sale at Astro Adventures Islamabad. The bino can be used for a number of purposes, although it is good for night sky observational astronomy, it can also be used for sight seeing and bird watching etc.
Activities and Learning
The team of Astro Adventures is engaged in developing science based learning experiences for children. Lead by Khawar Ali Sher, the team has already developed a number of fun learning activities.
If you, or your school is interested in holding any science based, STEM Educational learning activities, then please get in touch with Khawar Ali Sher on 0321 - 5113643.