KARACHI - In connection with the World Space Week 2016, a quiz competition was held at SUPARCO Headquarters here on Tuesday.

The contest was held among the students of private and government schools of Karachi.

A team of two students participated from each school.

Selected students from 24 leading schools of Karachi were tested for their knowledge of Space Sciences, Space Mathematics and General Sciences.

Teams of Al-Murtaza School (Tatheer Fatima, Zahra Fatima), Faredi Memorial Girls Secondary School (Tooba, Mehwish) and F-Jays Academy (Neha, Alina Lakhani) secured first, second and third positions respectively.

The organisers said that during World Space Week celebrations (from October 18 to 21), PIA Planetarium would offer sky simulation shows to school students. The SUPARCO scientists are giving lectures and presentation related to space. On 19 and 20 October, declamation contest and Qiraat competition will be held among students of different public and private schools of Karachi at SUPARCO Headquarter. Lectures on Space Technology have also been arranged for University students.

WSW celebrations in Karachi will conclude with two-day Space Family Fair that is planned to be held at PAF Museum on 22 and 23 October.

A large number of students, teachers and general public are expected to attend it.

 The Space Family Fair would include many space related activities like Space Movie Theatre, Sky Observation, Micro Garvity Experiments, Robotic Manipulator, University Project Competiton, Model making Competition, Water Rocket Competition, Display of Satellite Models, Space Applications Poster Presentation, Kids Arena etc.