Set to premiere on April 24 and hosted by employees of MBRSC, 'Majarat' will be in Arabic with English subtitles.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced that it will launch a new space-related TV series Majarat across its social media accounts. The show falls under the larger umbrella of the online MBRSC Channel, which will be scaled up to include other programmes, podcasts and new shows in the future. The platform aims to propagate scientific information for everyone and gravitate the youth towards the fields of science and space.
The first episode of Majarat will be available to stream on April 24, 2020. The main aim of the show is to help increase awareness of space-related topics, especially for the Arabic-speaking population and generate curiosity in the field of space science.
The first season of the series has eight episodes, with two episodes released every week. Each episode will be two to three minutes long. The show will cover a wide range of topics including the International Space Station, technologies used in space, planets and stars, among others.
Commenting on the TV series, Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General, MBRSC, said: “Inspired by the country’s vision to establish principles of science and knowledge across all fields, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre has launched this new show to inculcate a culture of space science in the minds of Arabs. The Arabic language is vital in making scientific content accessible to the audience in the region and we are sure that Majarat will have a meaningful impact. MBRSC aims to keep pace with the evolving media landscape and is looking to enhance its digital platforms with varied content offerings equipped to cater to the pan Arab audience in the coming months.”
Saud Karmustaji, Director of Strategic Communication, MBRSC, added: “While we are kickstarting this show in the month of Ramadan, we will have new episodes throughout the year. Through the years, MBRSC has invested a lot in the fields of space science and technology to generate a large knowledge base. It is now our responsibility to disseminate this knowledge to the public using social media and spark curiosity among the youth. We are confident that Majarat will further build on the initiatives of MBRSC and encourage young minds to pursue promising career opportunities in space science, technology and innovation.”