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Launching “Lighthouse of Al-Ula” for scientific discoveries


A Royal Commission for the province signed the agreement to launch it

Friday – 10 Shaaban 1444 AH – 03 March 2023 AD Issue no. [16166]

Al-Ula: “The Middle East”

The Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate intends to launch the “Lighthouse of Al-Ula” laboratory, which will be the first place for scientific discoveries, innovative research and sustainable economic opportunities, and will transform Al-Ula into the largest living museum. World, and the leading global destination in space science and stargazing.
Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Governor of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate, and Eng. Abdullah Bin Amr, Minister of Tourism, Communications and Information Technology, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Authority and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, signed a cooperation agreement to launch the laboratory, which will represent a new window for exploration, science and wonder.
In a statement, the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate, Prince Muhammad Bin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate, said the monitoring station was launched based on the orders of the Crown Prince. Salman and adding the observatory as a new landmark in Saudi Arabia, visitors from all over the world come to enjoy an exceptional opportunity to observe the stars.
For its part, the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) participates in investing in the technologies of the future economies through the Al-Ula Beacon Observatory, calls for the “Al-Ula Beacon” program domestically and internationally, and looks at the Kingdom’s scientific and research efforts in the field of space, which it provides. Using future technologies. To achieve sustainable development and boost local content in the space sector.
In terms of research and innovation projects, KACST will support Saudi Arabia’s capabilities in the space sector and its leadership at the regional level through in-depth research projects in the space sector.

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