Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, has announced the launch of the first edition of Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre Science Event to be held under the patronage of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on 21st October.
The event will be held at Etihad Museum under the theme, "Through Space we Flourish", is an initiative for the education, science and technology sectors in the country. It aims to develop national capacities in space science, technology and research by creating a platform that brings together students, experts and decision-makers in the country to present and explain the UAE's directions for these sectors.
The event will host ministers and high-level speakers from the UAE who will present their vision for the future of the country on its transformational journey towards becoming a knowledge economy, in-line with its ambitious plans and strategies. Speakers will shed-light on the country's excellence and leadership experience in creating knowledge, science, economy and education. Scientists and researchers in space missions, space science and engineering experts will present and discuss the results of their research.
MBRSC Science Event will also include a number of sub-events and activities, including the 3rd Annual EMM Science Workshop, the second edition of Explore Mars Competition, and workshops for "Teachers Ambassadors" programme. The centre will also organise interactive scientific activities, various workshops about space, discussion sessions and lectures for scientists’ and specialists in Mars science, space and satellite industry.
Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, MBRSC Director-General, commended the auspices of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, stressing the "Centre’s continuous efforts to create opportunities to build national capacity and enable it to rise to the highest levels of technical innovation and scientific research in space, science and advanced technology."
Al Shaibani added, "MBRSC Science event is a platform that aims to bring together researchers, scientists, specialists and officials with different fields of the society, young and old, specialists and non-specialists, to raise awareness about space and science. It is an ideal opportunity to benefit the international research expertise in space and transfer it to the scientific community and prominent researchers in the country."