SAASST at UoS receives delegation from Sharjah Media City
July 08, 2022 / 6:01 PM
Sharjah 24: The Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences, and Technology (SAASST) at the University of Sharjah hosted a delegation from Sharjah Media City (Shams), with the aim of exploring the academy’s scientific exhibitions, and the planetarium equipped with the most advanced technology of projection systems, including MegaStar projector and the full dome projection system.
The visit programme included a tour around the space and astronomy exhibitions that explain the universe with the latest theories of the universe evolution in 13.8 billion years. In addition to a documentary film titled “Deen Alqayyema”, which reflects Arab-Islamic heritage, and shows the chronology of the universe from the moment of the Big Bang until the end of the universe.
The delegation was welcomed by Marwan Shwaiki, Deputy General Director for Planetarium and Space Exhibition, who highlighted the academy’s effort to develop and promote education in the field of astronomy and space science to be a destination for science, research, and education for all segments of society. He also pointed to various interesting shows and scientific films displayed in the planetarium, besides space exhibitions which includes more than 70 scientific experiments available for visitors.
For his part, Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City (Shams), said: “Sharjah Media Ciy is committed to maintaining robust communication channels and enhancing the exchange of insight and expertise among various authorities and institutions in the Emirate of Sharjah, which serves to advance Shams’ leading role in Sharjah’s scientific and cultural ecosystem.”
“The media is a flexible and powerful tool for communicating the emirate’s cultural and civilisational achievements to wider audiences in the UAE, the region, and the world,” asserted, thanking the leadership of Sharjah Academy of Astronomy, Space Sciences & Technology for the warm welcome that Shams delegation received, and wishing the Academy continued progress and success".