NASA's newest Mars mission spacecraft enters orbit around the Red Planet

Tuesday, 23 September, 2014

MAVEN will study the martian atmosphere to improve scientists' understanding of its history, how the climate has changed over time, and how that has influenced the evolution of the surface and the potential habitability of the planet... read more


Chandra X-ray Observatory finds planet that makes star act deceptively old

Monday, 22 September, 2014

This discovery shows how a massive planet can affect the behavior of its parent star... read more


Lazy giant galaxies gain mass by ingesting smaller neighbors

Sunday, 21 September, 2014

The Anglo-Australian Telescope in New South Wales has been watching how lazy giant galaxies gain size – and it isn’t because they create their own stars... read more

NASA chooses American companies to transport U.S. astronauts to space station

Wednesday, 17 September, 2014

The selection of Boeing and SpaceX will return launches to America... read more


‘J’ marks the spot for rosetta’s lander

Tuesday, 16 September, 2014

Rosetta’s lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites... read more


Mars Curiosity rover arrives at martian mountain

Monday, 15 September, 2014

Curiosity’s trek up Mount Sharp will begin with an examination of the mountain’s lower slopes... read more


GAIA discovers its first supernova

Sunday, 14 September, 2014

While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our Galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far, far away... read more



Hubble finds supernova companion star after two decades of searching

Thursday, 11 September, 2014

The discovery confirms a long-held theory that the supernova, dubbed SN 1993J, occurred inside what is called a binary system, where two interacting stars caused a cosmic explosion... read more






ESA’s bug-eyed telescope to spot risky asteroids

Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

Spotting Earth-threatening asteroids is tough partly because the sky is so big. But insects offer an answer, since they figured out long ago how to look in many directions at once... read more



Evidence of forming planet discovered 335 light-years from Earth

Tuesday, 09 September, 2014

The new planet would be an uninhabitable gas giant at least three times the size of Jupiter, and the distance from the star would be about the same distance that Saturn is from the Sun... read more





Rosetta comet observed with very large telescope

Monday, 08 September, 2014

Since early August 2014, Rosetta has been enjoying a close-up view of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Meanwhile, astronomers on Earth have been busy following the comet with ground-based telescopes... read more





Closest-ever comet orbiter streams data from bi-lobed “rubber ducky”

Sunday, 07 September, 2014

Rosetta’s initial far-ultraviolet observations show a surprisingly unreflective surface and lack of water-ice patches on comet 67P... read more

2021: We are heading for Mars

We are grateful for the wonderful gift we have received this Ramadhan!  

Ramadan Kareem!

As the month of Ramadan begins, we at Dubai Astronomy Group would like to wish you a blessed and prosperous month of Ramadan. We hope this month brings Mercy, Forgiveness & Success for you and your family.

In Ramadan our office timings will be from 6AM to 12PM, Saturday thru Thursday. We will be resuming our normal routine after Eid Al Fitr and our Saturday forum from Saturday, 9 August, 2014.

With best wishes and regards,

Dubai Astronomy Group

Camelopardalids 2014

Join us to witness a potentially ‘once in a lifetime’ event.  Predictions suggest that a new meteor shower will be seen on the 24th May as Earth is expected to cross the debris trail left by comet 209P/Linear.  Based on professional forecasts this meteor shower could turn out to be a unique meteor storm … read more

Steps for an Arab Astronomy Renaissance – May 14 & 15, 2014

Dubai Astronomy Group in association with American University of Sharjah (AUS) and Nature Middle East will be presenting a special seminar entitled Steps for an Arab Astronomy Renaissance, on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

With a focus on the dearth of astronomical observatories in the Arab world, the event will feature presentations by Mr. Hasan Ahmad Al Hariri (CEO of Dubai Astronomy Group), Prof. Nidhal Guessoum (AUS) and Mr. Mohammed Yahia (Nature Middle East) on recent projects revitalizing astronomy in the Arab world and the UAE’s national observatory project.


Ahlan wa Sahlan

New Value through Collaboration

Astronomy Group is the worldwide outreach arm of Dubai Astronomy Group. Our objective is to bring together, through an online environment, active astronomy clubs and societies. Our goal is to nurture a renewed sense of purpose, collaboration and cooperative development for the outreach of amateur astronomy and planetary science.  We welcome you and warmly invite you all to communicate directly with us.

Collaborate Now

Dubai Astronomy Group in association with Sharjah Museums Department is conducting an Astronomy Seminar about the Astrolabe on 7th & 8th of May, 2014 at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization where you will get an exclusive chance to learn about the Astrolabe: The Computer Of The Ancients & get the Astronomy Insights in Islamic Heritage by Mr. Hasan Ahmad Al Hariri, CEO of Dubai Astronomy Group.

Limited Seating

Last Date to Register: 3rd May, 2014

For further information and registration contact us at

+971 4 4410775


Dubai Astronomy Group participates in ThinkScience Fair 2014

From April 20 – 22, Dubai Astronomy Group, in collaboration with ICT Fund and TRA, participated in ThinkScience Fair 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. With the aim to promote astronomy among the young students of UAE, Dubai Astronomy Group presented its visitors with the project of Al Marsad, the national observatory of the UAE and the largest of its kind in the Middle East. Complementing the previsulization video of Al Marsad, was a paper model telescope which was hand crafted by one of the enthusiastic student members of DAG. But the highlight of the show was when DAG unveiled the Al Marsad model in augmented reality via an app that could be installed on any android device with a camera.

 ThinkScience Fair is the UAE‘s biggest science innovation showcase event for the budding innovators of UAE.  It also gives young innovators an opportunity to demonstrate their ideas and skills in application of ideas and technology. The program aims to motivate and inspire UAE youth to pursue their curiosity and passion and to investigate solutions that tackle real-world problems

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Saturday, October 4, 2014 6:30 PM

Every Saturday we have Astronomy Forum open to everyone, please come down and let talk Astronomy
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 6:30 PM

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Saturday, October 11, 2014 6:30 PM

Every Saturday we have Astronomy Forum open to everyone, please come down and let talk Astronomy
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:30 PM

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 6:30 PM

Every Saturday we have Astronomy Forum open to everyone, please come down and let talk Astronomy
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