Mars Opposition Stargazing Party - Friday, 20 May

Come and join Dubai Astronomy Group as we witness another amazing astronomical event coming up this weekend. On Friday, 20 May, Dubai Astronomy Group is organizing a Mars Opposition stargazing party where we will be observing the planets Mars, Saturn and ‘the Heart of the Scorpion’ Antares, as they rise into the night sky. The event is free for all and we would really appreciate it if you could join us with family and loved ones.

Click here for the location map to the venue and to register for the program, please click here to get the registration form. Fill out the registration form (one form for each participant) and send it to astro@dubaiastronomy.com so that we may complete the registration process.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Mercury Transit 2016

Come and witness this rare sight with Dubai Astronomy Group as Mercury visibly passes in front of the Sun on Monday, 9 May. This will be the first such event in 10 years with the previous having taken place in 2006. The transit will last from about 11:12 UTC to 18:42 UTC with the exact time depending on the location. In Dubai the transit will start 15:12 and will continue but sun will set while the transit in its prime center.

Dubai Astronomy Group will be organizing an observation event with an armada of telescopes and gears to capture and broadcast the event live worldwide. The venue for the event will be the Mushrif Park in Dubai (location map) and the program will start from 2 PM onward till sun set. For more information and to register for the event please send an email to astro@dubaiastronomy.com

Astronomy Day - Friday, 22 April

Join Dubai Astronomy Group Come at Mushrif Park (location map) on Friday, April 22, to celebrate Astronomy Day. The activity is FREE FOR ALL and will be from 7PM - 9PM. There will be a special talk on Mars Exploration and we will be viewing a documentary as well. Join us with your family and friends to observe celestial bodies through our telescopes.

To register for the program, send us an email at astro@dubaiastronomy.com with your name and contact details and of any who will be joining you.

Join us at BMI Gulf Education Fair

Join Dubai Astronomy Group at the BMI Global Education Fair in Abu Dhabi (April 20) and Dubai (April 22 and 23). 

Make sure to join Mr. Hasan's lecture at the event on "Astronomy as a tool for education" on following timings:

  • Abu Dhabi-April 20th- 3:50pm-4:20pm

  • Dubai- April 23rd- 3:10pm-3:40pm

Earth Hour - Saturday, 19 March 2016

Join Dubai Astronomy Group on Saturday, 19 March 2016 at Mushrif Park, Dubai (location map to our parking lot) to once again celebrate the night sky during Earth Hour. The event will start at 7PM and will go on all the way to 10PM. Mushrif Park will be switching off its lights during Earth Hour, between 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM.

The event is free for all and we would love for you to join us. Even if you can't make it for the event, please make sure you observe Earth Hour wherever you are and switch off all unnecessary electrical appliances and lights from between 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. To register for the event, please send an email to astro@dubaiastronomy.com with your name and contact details, and of those that will be accompanying you.

Stargazing Night - Friday, 11 March 2016

Join Dubai Astronomy Group at their new activity area in Mushrif Park (Click here for Location Map), right next to the upcoming Al Thuraya Astronomy Center, for the a FREE FOR ALL Stargazing Event! The program is scheduled for Friday, 11 March, 2016 from 6 - 10PM. Come with family and friends to observe celestial bodies from our telescopes. Early birds might even get to witness the eclipsing of the Jupiter moons!

To register for the program, send us an email at astro@dubaiastronomy.com with your name and contact details and of any who will be joining you. 

The event is free for all however the Mushrif Park entrance fees will be applicable.


Basic Astronomy Training - Module 1

Course Introduction

This program is your first step in a journey that will take you to the farthest reaches of space and the innermost depths of matter and from the earliest beginning of time to the future billions of years from now.

Introductory astronomy classes have the daunting task of introducing students to the wonders of the entire universe in one short course. Though the information you will encounter will sometimes be mind-boggling, you will find it such a fascinating experience that you will want to learn more about those places.

Course Fees

  • AED 500 for all non members 
  • AED 300 for Associate / Student Members

Group Registration Offer
For a group of 4 participants, one is FREE.

To register for this program, please reply to this email confirming your attendance and the number of participants.
Members are required to provide their Membership ID Number along with their registration.

Astrophotography Training Program - Feb 11 & 12

This program is specially designed for beginners, even if they have absolutely no background in astronomy or astrophotography. There are no prerequisites to attend this program.

The course will be conducted in two sessions over a period of two days. The first day will be at our facility at Mushrif Park - Dubai. The second day will be at a remote site to avoid light pollution as much as possible. Each session will be for 4 hours. The total number of seats per course will be 20.

Course Fees:

  • AED 1300 for all non members. (Please CLICK HERE for information about our membership programs)
  • AED 1000 for Associate / Student Members


To register for this program, please send an email to info@dubaiastronomy.com confirming your attendance and the number of participants. You will be required to pay for the program before you attend.
Members are required to provide their Membership ID Number along with their registration.

We have moved!

After a long wait, we have relocated our office beside the upcoming Dubai Astronomy Group HQ, the Thuraya Astronomy Center. Yes, we have moved to Mushrif Park!

We have set up an activity area right next to the Thuraya Astronomy Center. We will be having periodic events in this area as well as activities every weekend. There will be further development in the area as well so keep posted for updates! And also... 

here is the latest development of the Thuraya Astronomy Center! It's just a matter of months before you will be reading of its inauguration. And yes, we are expecting to see you all there for it!

As we have just moved, we are still waiting to get a fixed telephone line, so if you would like to contact us, feel free to Connect with Us at +971 50 6246172. Or better yet, feel free to drop by on any Friday! You can see the updated location map in our CONTACT US section. 

Leonid Meteor Shower - Monday, 16 November

Come witness this celestial marvel with Dubai Astronomy Group on Monday, 16 November @ 9 PM at the Showka Dam (parking lot). Click here for the location map.

Register now for the event and the Astrophotography workshop led by CEO of Dubai Astronomy Group, Mr. Hasan Al Hariri. To register for the program, send an email to astro@dubaiastronomy.com, with your contact details (name, email address and mobile number) and the contact details of all that would be accompanying you. 

Astro & Nightscape Photography - Friday, 6 November

Be part of this Nikon School activity with Dubai Astronomy Group in this Astro & Nightscape Photography seminar with renowned and award winning astrophotographer Babak A. Tafreshi. 

The program is free for all and at Oneness Media at 6A St., Al Quoz 1, Dubai (It’s directly behind Times Square, the same building with Easytruck Mobile Storage) from 5 PM to 8 PM. Click here for location map

To register for the program, please click here to register.

Astrophotography Workshop - Saturday, 24 October

UPDATE: If you were unable to register for the Astrophotography Workshop, you can still catch the LIVE broadcast of the event through the following link! Remember to login/register to catch the event live. 


Thank you so much for the overwhelming response for the Astrophotography Workshop with HIPA. Unfortunately seats are limited and after reaching the 200 mark, the organizers closed registrations.

However, we are still registering people, so that we can give them first preference for our next program. Simply send us an email with your name and contact number, so that we may get in touch with you once a program is announced. We will soon be offering free seminars and workshops, introduction to astronomy programs, basic astronomy training courses, astrophotography workshops and much more!

Join Dubai Astronomy Group for this Astrophotography Workshop with HIPA (Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award) on Saturday, 24 October, 2015. The program will be presented by CEO of Dubai Astronomy Group, Mr. Hasan Ahmad Al Hariri and the venue for the workshop will be HIPA HQ (Contact Information).

The registration for the program is free of charge and we look forward to seeing you all there! Click here to register for the program.

Closest northern views of Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Monday, 19 October, 2015

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has begun returning its best-ever views of the northern extremes of Saturn’s icy ocean-bearing moon Enceladus. The spacecraft obtained the images during its October 14 flyby, passing 1,142 miles (1,839 kilometers... Read More.






Space Week 2015

Join us in our week long celebration of Space Week! We will be having events in the morning for schools from October 4 - 8 and on the evening of Friday, 9 October at Mushrif Park where all are welcome to join us. 

Nearby red dwarfs could reveal planet secrets

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

An accidental find of a collection of young red dwarf stars close to our solar system could give us a rare glimpse of slow-motion planet formation. Astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU) and University of New South Wales (UNSW) ... Read More

Cassini finds global ocean in Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Researchers found that the magnitude of the moon's slight wobble, as it orbits Saturn, can only be accounted for if its outer ice shell is not frozen solid to its interior... Read More


Study finds barrage of small asteroids shattered Moon’s upper crust

Monday, September 14, 2015

Further impacts to these regions may have then sealed up cracks and decreased porosity... Read More





NASA telescopes find galaxy cluster with vibrant heart

Sunday, September 13, 2015
The unexpected find suggests that behemoth galaxies at the cores of massive clusters can grow significantly by feeding off gas stolen from other galaxies... Read More.

New Horizons selects Kuiper Belt target

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NASA selects the next target for New Horizons, a Kuiper Belt object a billion miles past Pluto...Read More





Interstellar seeds could create oases of life

Monday, August 31, 2015

New research by Harvard astrophysicists shows that if life can travel between the stars, it would spread in a characteristic pattern that we could potentially identify... Read More








Perseid Meteor Shower - The Event

The Perseid Meteor Shower Event was scheduled for August 13 – 14, 2015 at the Mercure Grand Hotel Jebel Hafeet – Al Ain. Even though the meteor shower peaked theprevious night, the night was not without its fair share of meteors streaking through the night sky. Onlookers counted up to 75 meteors after midnight till around 2 AM. 

The event started at 9 PM on August 13 with the telescope observations as people looked on in awe at the marvels of the rings to Saturn. There were intermittent presentations by CEO of Dubai Astronomy Group, Hasan Al Hariri, where he spoke of the Perseid meteor shower and also gave the crowd a taste of the videos and images of the meteors they had captured the previous night. As the event approached midnight, the crowd moved to a more dark area on the venue and lay on their backs gazing into the night sky. 

We hope you all enjoyed the event as much as we did and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

Perseid Meteor Shower 2015

Join us for the Perseid Meteor Shower this August 13 - 14 @ Mercure Grand Hotel Jebel Hafeet - Al Ain. The event will go on from 9 PM (Aug 13) to 4 AM (Aug 14). To register for the event, please contact Ms. Shilpa Babu via email at H3573-SL3@accor.com or via telephone at +971 3 704 6767.

Entry fees for the program is:

  • Family @ AED 100 (02 Adults and 02 Kids below 12 yrs)
  • Individual @ AED 50

First 30 DAG members with valid ID DAG membership ID cards get free entrance for the event and a discounted rate of AED 500 net BB DBL!


On this auspicious occasion, the entire team of Dubai Astronomy Group would like to wish you all a very hearty Eid Mubarak!

The Venus, Jupiter and Moon Triangle - June 20, 2015

Following are images captured by Dubai Astronomy Group while Venus, Jupiter and the Moon made a triangle on June 20, 2015. Hope you enjoy them! Click on them to get a bigger image. 


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