Third UAE Meteor Monitoring Network Tower is Up and Working

27 Sep 2018



Third UAE Meteor Monitoring Network Tower is Up and Working


​A team of research assistants from the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences has just finished installing the 3rd UAE Meteor Monitoring Network tower in the Liwa region some 250 km from Abu-Dhabi City. The team started work on Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018. The final touch was done on Thursday, Sep. 27, 2018. All 17 cameras of the tower are working properly and ready for the first pictures of meteors or any other space debris.


The team was composed of Mr. Issam Abu-Jami (Technical General Project Manager), Mr. Mohamed Talafha (Science Project Manager), Mr. Ridwan Fernini (Research Assistant), Mr. Mert Topaloglu (IASTE student, Turkey), Mr. Asamti Badji (IASTE student, Belgium), and Ms. Nicole Baar (IASTE student, Germany).  On Sep. 26, a team of students from the University of Sharjah came to do some drone experiments as part of using drones to recognize meteorites once the UAEMMN towers locate the possible impacts. The students are Mr. Shahab Mohammad Zarafshan (UoS), Ms. Masa Basel (UoS), Ms. Takwa Mohamed Dawdi (UoS), Mr. Anas Omar Adwan (UoS), Ms. Cvija Perišić (IASTE student, Serbia), Ms. Liina Jukko (IASTE student, Finland), and Ms. Jareen Khan (IASTE student, Bangladesh).







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