In this month's LAST's meeting, i delivered a keynote presentation on 'Space Race', a historical review on decades long struggle between America and Russia, to put man in space and later on the moon.
I first showed the society, a 10 seconds animation of a beautiful solar loop and a solar flare and if you were not in this meeting you would have to wait to see this because i have yet to upload it. All enjoyed a lot to see the burst of plasma coming out of the solar surface in such a short time. I talked in detail about everything happening everywhere in this animation so the viewers would better able to understand the magnetic activities happening on the solar limb.
I talked about Van Braun and Sergey Korolyov passion for rockets and dreams of man's travel to the planets and beyond; how they managed to put their countries' abilities to build rockets after World War 2 and the problems they faced.. and finally the flight of Yuri Gagarin, the first person to go to space in 1961.
Meeting was scheduled to end at 20:30 but we continued it till 22:00.. Ali Khan gave us a pair of lenses for a ready to work 'telescope in our pockets'.. Thank you Ali! Thanks you Rizwan Butter for always hosting us and the treat you always provide.
If you want to know what we talked, in detail.. go to the following LAST FaceBook page and there you will see Ali Khan's thorough report on our meeting:
Next meet up will be in the field.. under the stars!