The government capital will have an observatory and a space gallery which won’t just determination the moon sighting issue yet in addition give stargazers the chance to consider the universe and heavenly bodies. 

The observatory will be set up in Shakarparian where a site has been affirmed by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Board on the solicitation of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST). 

It will be set up on the area of a wellspring close to Pakistan Monument. 

“This will be the primary observatory centering western perspectives on moonsighting,” said Dr Fazeel Mahmood Khan, partner educator of room science at the Institute of Space Technology. 

Dr Khan, who is giving specialized skill to MoST to the task, said the observatory would be useful for locating the moon, encouraging analysts and making mindfulness among understudies of science and space innovation. 

Sources said the CDA Board had as of late endorsed an outline to permit the Ministry of Science and Technology to set up the observatory. 

The outline expressed: “The Ministry of Science and Technology has begun a pioneer activity to set up an observatory in Shakarparian Hill Park which will empower understudies, scientists and overall population to notice moon and other divine bodies. 

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This observatory will likewise settle the long-standing issue of moon locating in Ramazan.” 

As per the format plan, 50×47 (261.11 square yards) is proposed for foundation of the space/planetarium/observatory. 

The rundown said the ground floor would be utilized for the gallery and a showcase screen associated with a telescope would be disclosed accessible to encourage the. 

It said MoST and the Institute of Space Technology would be answerable for execution of the venture and running of the observatory.The CDA Board affirmed the outline and concluded that the account wing would decide the expense of the land, and endorsement would be looked for from the government prior to giving the site to the MoST. 

“The government has just been supporting the task so its endorsement will be a convention. The principle issue was the endorsement from the CDA Board which has been concurred,” an authority of the urban authority said. 

He said the urban body would have no job in the undertaking other than distributing land for it, adding that the task would be executed by the service.


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