‘Lit­tle space ex­pert’ work­shop planned

Times of Oman - - OMAN -

MUSCAT: A three-day work­shop to teach chil­dren aged 8 to 14 years the ba­sics of space sci­ence and how they can be­come space as­tro­nauts in the fu­ture, will be held by the Space and Tech­nol­ogy Com­pany start­ing on Oc­to­ber 4.

The “lit­tle space ex­pert” work­shop was planned to co­in­cide with the World Space Week, which will start from Oc­to­ber 4 and end on Oc­to­ber 10.

“This work­shop aims to raise chil­dren’s aware­ness in space con­cepts and fun­da­men­tals, as well as in­tro­duce them to the lat­est tech­nol­ogy in­volved in the field,” said Hebba Al Ryamiah, who is re­spon­si­ble of the com­pany’s Ed­u­ca­tion De­part­ment.

“The work­shop will in­clude the­o­ret­i­cal and prac­ti­cal ac­tiv­i­ties, such as an in­tro­duc­tion to the as­tro­naut’s job na­ture and their daily rou­tine life in the space, and a closer look to the satel­lites and rocket parts, were in some of these parts we will be us­ing the 3D tech­nol­ogy to make it more fun for the chil­dren.”

Al Ryamiah added that the work­shop will also en­able the chil­dren to par­tic­i­pate in mak­ing and in­stalling a satel­lite and that the lack of a sub­ject and work­shops re­lated to space field in the schools is the main rea­son why the com­pany de­cided to plan this event. For reg­is­tra­tion in the work­shop, just fill the form at­tached on the com­pany’s Twit­ter page: @space_o­man.

Each year, the World Space Week As­so­ci­a­tion (WSWA) se­lects a theme for the up­com­ing World Space Week to pro­vide a fo­cus of the ac­tiv­i­ties and events that will take place through­out the world, dur­ing Oc­to­ber 4 to 10.

WSWA an­nounced the 2017 World Space Week Theme as: “Ex­plor­ing New Worlds in Space.”

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WORLD SPACE WEEK: The work­shop will in­clude the­o­ret­i­cal and prac­ti­cal ac­tiv­i­ties.

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