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25 April 2019 10:35 am

Foreign Ambassadors laud Katara's Thuraya Planetarium

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A number of Arab and Foreign Ambassadors highlighted the role of Al Thuraya Planetarium of the Katara Cultural Village in spreading the scientific culture in innovative and creative ways that attract all visitors with their different interests.

This came during visits made by a number of Their Excellencies the Ambassadors to Al Thuraya Planetarium where they were briefed on the most important aspects of the dome and watched a three-dimensional presentation.

The visits were made by Their Excellencies the Ambassadors of Algeria, Palestine, Syria, Sudan, Austria, Venezuela, Moldova, Korea, Bulgaria, Australia, Bangladesh, Cuba, Eswatini, Poland, Uruguay, Ghana, Brunei, Afghanistan, Costa Rica, Nepal, Portugal and Argentina, over two days.

Director-General of Katara Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti said in a statement today that the visits are a demonstration of the globality of Katara projects, which carry more than one message, the most important of which is the dissemination of the culture of science and technology.

He stressed that Katara has succeeded to be the most distinguished tourist destination in Qatar, and it proves through this dome its great role in the dissemination of science and knowledge along with the arts and literature, thus creating an important diversity of what it offers.

Formally opened in December 2018, Al Thuraya Planetarium is equipped with the state-of-the-art projectors featuring 2D and 3D tutorial shows. It also screens other films as The Universe and The Astronaut, providing the audience with basic astronomy information in an interesting way.

The facility provides information about Earth Science, containing over 200 unique data sets in five categories: astronomy, atmosphere, geology and the oceans. This includes more than 25 terrestrial weather data, solar data sets and a number of awareness presentations by professional trainers. (QNA)

Cover image credit: Katara Cultural Village