Female researchers in space science sent messages of support and encouragement to women in the Arab and Islamic worlds during a group discussion hosted by the Women’s Pavilion at “Expo 2020 Dubai” as part of Space Week activities. Human and Planet Earth Project.
During the panel discussion in collaboration with the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on “Women in the Arab and Islamic Worlds”, women from Arab countries shared their experiences in the field of science, especially in space. , And the Islamic astronomer Mariam al-Astrolopi stressed the need for the continued contribution of women in the advancement of this important field of science in light of the focus of space science on the Arab and Islamic scientific traditions, including the contribution of female figures. Invented the complex astrolabe.
Ayesha Al Owais, Assistant Researcher, Sharjah Academy of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Technology Focused on works.and the most precise centers specializing in the fields of space and astronomy.
She praised the leadership role in the United Arab Emirates, which supports women and is eager for many ambitious Emirati women to participate in many future projects in the country, especially in the field of space science. Among women, there is a great need for university majors in space and astronomy, in which women participate strongly.
Randa Azad, an assistant professor of physics at the American University of Sharjah, said: “We need to motivate young people and focus on the challenges we face. Being an astronomer is not easy; there may be difficulties and challenges, but it is normal, it is part of the journey.
Hedia Sakrun, Assistant Professor of Hydraulic Engineering and Geomatics at the Tunisian University of Al-Manar, stressed the importance of such discussions in order to talk about the role of women in space pioneering. A review of their important role in the Arab and Islamic past and development, such as Maryam al-Astralopi, expressed her delight at its effort in creating the Western device in the sixteenth century and in determining its location to this day. Emirates Women and their key role in all fields, especially in space science, thanks to the brilliant leadership at Emirates.
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