Pepperdine University Students from the United States Visit SCASS

14 Feb 2019



Pepperdine University Students from the United States Visit SCASS

A student delegation from Pepperdine University in Malibu California, United States, visited the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences (SCASS) at the University of Sharjah. During their visit, the students learned about the Center, its facilities and services such as the Planetarium and Space Exhibition, and research laboratories and initiatives. Dr. Ilias Fernini, Deputy General Director for SCASS' Research Laboratories and Observatory, gave the students a brief about each of the Center's laboratories and their ongoing projects. He introduced the Meteorite Center and its ongoing Meteor Monitoring Network project in collaboration with the UAE Space Agency, the Space Weather and Ionosphere Laboratory, the CubeSat Laboratory, and the Radio Astronomy Laboratory. He also briefed them about the future laboratories that will soon be added to SCASS such as the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The Center also has many public outreach programs that raise awareness and educate them about the space sciences and astronomy field. The visit to SCASS encouraged Pepperdine University's students to pursue introductory courses in astronomy to expand their knowledge.


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