With rapid development in the field of space exploration, the
subject of space science has gained tremendous importance in the exploration of
natural resources, telecommunications, meteorology and related fields. The
University of the Punjab recognizing the importance of space science, decided
to start an academic program in this field and consequently the Department of
Astronomy was re-organized as the Department of Space Science in 1985. The
observatory, equipped with a seven inches refracting telescope and two smaller
telescopes, forms one of the departmental teaching laboratories. This is the
oldest observatory in the country and has remained a centre of learning for
more than 75 years. The Department of Space Science also has a Remote
Sensing/DIP Laboratory that is used for both training and research in this
field. Weather images are received directly from NOAA Satellites on a regular
basis in the department for the analysis of synoptic weather phenomena.
Vice-Chancellor, University of the Punjab: Prof. Dr. Mujahid Kamran
Registrar, University of the Punjab: Prof. Dr.
Box No. 54590. Lahore, Pakistan.
(Quaid-e-Azam Campus) +92-42-921-1612 (Allama Iqbal Campus)
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