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News letter from ANGKASA - X-RAY ASTRONOMY FROM ISS COLLOQUIUM AND SPACE AGRICULTURE WORKSHOP

Last Updated: January 25, 2013

Kuala Lumpur, 10 December 2012 - National Space Agency of Malaysia (ANGKASA) as the coordinator for space science programme in Malaysia, organized 2 education and awareness programme in the final quarter of 2012:-

    A) Colloquium on X-Ray Astronomy from the ISS, and
    B) Workshop On Space Agriculture

Both programs were held on 10 December 2012 at the National Planetarium. These program are held in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Space Agency Forum -19 (APRSAF-19).

For X-Ray Astronomy from ISS Colloquium, ANGKASA invited expert and scientist from the Japan Aerospace Exploration And Agency (JAXA), Dr Ueno Shiro to share his experiences and inform us on his project with Malaysian researchers.

A total of 90 people participated in this colloquium consisting of tertiary students, representatives from government departments and the public. Fruitful discussion on current issue in X-ray astronomy was explained clearly during the question and answer session.

Dr. Ueno Shiro from JAXA gives us an explanation in X-ray Astronomy from ISS

Q & A session

The workshop on Space Agriculture was held on 10th December in the evening. This workshop was attended by 20 researchers from agriculture field and also the space science field. The objective of this workshop is to educate ad share with the local researcher the new field of research area. ANGKASA invited 2 scientists which is Prof Hideyuki Takahashi from Tohoku University and Prof Yoshiaki Kitaya from Osaka Prefecture University.

These 2 scientists shared their experiences and knowledge on space agriculture experiments and requirement in conducting their experiments.

Sharing session with Prof Hideyuki Takahashi
from Tohoku University, Japan

Pembentangan oleh Prof. Yoshiaki Kitaya dari Universiti Osaka Prefecture, Japan

 
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