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Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre organises Space Summer Camp

Posted 7 August 2017 · Add Comment

For the third consecutive year, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre organised a summer camp for intermediate and high school students. The Camp included a number of interactive workshops, scientific and technical experiments on space, planets and satellites.

During the camp, students analysed their findings of a strange object in space by different equipments and methods, which enabled them to understand the differences between system used to observe planets such as telescopes, satellites, orbiters, and landers. Also, students participated in an activity to find similarities between Earth and Mars. They analyzed real images of both planets, which taught them how Scientists employ their theories and conclusions when exploring other planets similar to Earth.

The camp included various activities related to satellite manufacturing, operations and means of benefiting from its services. During their visits to the Space Technologies Laboratories and the Command room that operates DubaiSat-2, students learned more about the characteristics, components of satellites, as well as, ground segment engineers and operators, space applications developed to improve space image quality and conduct studies and researches. 

Under the supervision of the engineers of the Centre, students at the camp had the opportunity to build and launch a rocket model. They were introduced to rocket systems and its components and the assembly of different parts.

In a workshop titled Lunar Journey, students explored the answers to a variety of questions related to moons, including how these moons in our solar system moons originate and transform with time from one planet to another, how they looked and how many are out there?

"The Summer Camp is an ideal platform to communicate with students, especially that the activities are interactive, and brings them closer to space science and technology," said Amel Amin, Acting Head of Education Unit at MBRSC.

"We are keen to dedicate space education activities to school students through various initiatives and the summer space camp, is one of the most important initiatives, since it is rich in information and activities that inspire and motivate students to be more interested in space science and technology," she said.

"Through our various educational initiatives, we have reached in one year more than 25,000 students across the country. We seek students' passion for space and their interest in grasping additional information," Amin said. "The Centre has gone on its educational activities, contributing to the development of the science sector and space technology in the UAE ".

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