Come join Dubai Astronomy Group this year , in collaboration with DEWA, as we celebrate the International Earth Hour at Bay Avenue Park from 5 PM to 10 PM on Satuday, 28 March, 2015
The campaign aims at encouraging the rational use of energy among people, as well as educating and raising the awareness of the society members regarding the importance of protecting our natural resources, conserving the environment and contemplating the Universe. Dubai Astronomy Group will be focusing on one of the most magnificent aspects of our environment, which is the sky. Our perception of the night sky and its glory has been obscured by the ever increasing urban development and the artificial lights that dominate our night these days, making it increasingly difficult to view the beauty of the celestial night sky. This global occasion, however, comes to guide us to and remind us of the sky we overlooked for a long time, which the Arabs glorified in their poetry in the past; the sky which we forgot because of our immersion in our daily businesses. It also seeks to raise people’s awareness regarding saving energy on the local level and reducing greenhouse gas emissions which represent the biggest challenge our planet is facing these days. It is extremely essential to help spread the word and educate all people about the best way of using energy and the impact of this change on long-term environmental sustainability.
As part of this event, we will be presenting shows of energy conservation and the beauty of the night sky in their planetarium dome and will also be observing celestial bodies. While part of the observation will be projected for the masses, a telescope will be set up for direct observation.