With the informative and exciting scientific articles and machines on display, Karachi’s first Interactive Science Gallery has opened its doors to the public at the Pakistan Maritime Museum.
Pakistan Naval Chief Admiral Asif Sandila and Foundation for Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge (FDSK) Chairperson Dr Attaur Rahman inaugurated the gallery which houses scientific articles and machines of FDSK and Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco).
There are multiple attractions for those visiting the gallery, including Archimedes Screw Left, Gyroscope, Wind Generator and Solar System, but what caught the attention of the younger crowd was the anti-gravity mirror which gives a flying image of a man.
On the occasion, Dr Attaur Rahman urged to spread scientific education, stressing on the need for construction of science centres across the country. “Success comes through education and advancement in science and technology,” said Rahman.
Suparco Chairperson Maj Gen (retd) Ahmed Bilal also appreciated Rahman’s efforts in promoting science and technology in the country.
Talking about institutes which offer education in space science, he said that a decade ago there wasn’t even one such centre. “Now we have successfully launched space education and space sciences departments in selected major universities of the country,” said Bilal.