Opening of the Sixth Space Summer School at IST

Islamabad: The 6th week-long Space Summer School (SSS) continues successfully on the second day at the Institute of Space Technology (IST) with the participation of a number of students from all over the country exploring the science, technology and their space applications.

The Space Summer School, hosted by the National Center for Space GIS and Applications (NCGSA), has begun.

NCGSA President Dr. Najam Abbas Naqvi was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony for the Space Summer School hosted by the Space Education Research Lab, NCGSA’s partner lab, which will continue until July 29. The SSS is a specialized annual program designed specifically to engage and therefore spark the interest of the younger generation in the rapidly growing and promising field of space science, technology and its applications.

Since its inception in 2017, SSS has engaged over 1,000 students from different parts of Pakistan, acquainting and equipping young space enthusiasts with the latest trends, technologies and research breakthroughs in the space sector and enlightening them with applications of space technology contributing directly to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

SSS 2022 encapsulates a vast array of spatial knowledge emphasizing regional and global perspective under 6 tracks of exploration.

The journey of space knowledge begins from Earth and accelerates to the wonders of deep space, covering tracks of atmosphere, aviation, rocketry, satellite technology, astronomy and astrophysics.

Aimed at students in grades 5-12 in two categories: Abecedarian (Grade 5-8) and Virtuoso (Grade 9-12), Space Summer School 2022 invigorates attendees with a lifelong learning experience and exposure unique educational experience through interactive lectures, hands-on activities, workshops, technology demonstrations and webinars led by subject matter experts.

The school also offers a boating scavenger hunt, a career orientation session, and an overnight astronomy viewing through IST’s largest public telescope.

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