MBRF, UAE Council of Scientists organise two students workshops exploring Moon and Stars

DUBAI, –In collaboration with the UAE Council of Scientists, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) held two workshops as part of the Nobel Museum 2017, which is taking place in the Children’s City, Dubai Creek Park until March 5.

The Foundation is organising the Museum for the third consecutive year. This year’s edition bears the theme “The Nobel Prize in Physics: Understanding Matter”.

Interactive workshops have been organised for school students where experts from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre introduce them to this field of study and shed light on the work being undertaken at the Centre.

The workshops explored space travel and discussed stars, moons, and the universe going all the way back to its formation. Moreover, they shed light on the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, underlining the development of the UAE Space Programme. The workshops sought to motivate school students to pursue a career in space studies, while promoting innovation and scientific research � the ultimate goal being to create a new generation of young Emirati space scientists.

Jamal bin Huwaireb, CEO of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, reaffirmed that the end goal behind the Foundation’s knowledge-related projects � which include the Nobel Museum � is to provide a source of inspiration for UAE nationals, especially the youth, to become active members of society and work to ensure its development across all sectors.

For her part, Sara Al Amiri, Chairperson of the UAE Council of Scientists, said that the workshop seeks to highlight the role of Emirati researchers in space studies, and to introduce the public to the research and projects underway at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre.

The first workshop discussed the role of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, taking an in-depth look at the science and technology sectors in the UAE. In addition to that, the experts spoke of the satellites that the Centre was working on in collaboration with prestigious universities. The second workshop, meanwhile, explored the lifecycle of stars, and reminded attendees that stars have long served as tools for navigation and drawing maps.

The workshops included a range of activities to teach students how to identify stars, and classify them according to their sizes and colours. Attendees also had the chance to see the most cutting-edge devices used to collect and analyse data about the stars.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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