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EID MUBARAK!


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

Jupiter twin discovered around solar twin

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The existence of a Jupiter-mass planet in a Jupiter-like orbit around a Sun-like star opens the possibility that the system of exoplanets around this star may be similar to our solar system ... read more






Pluto’s bright heart and Charon’s dark spot revealed in HD

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Horizons’ first high-resolution images of Pluto are giving astronomers insight into the dwarf world’s complex ice geology ... read more





How big is Pluto? New Horizons settles decades-long debate

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Based on the most recent data, Pluto is actually larger than previous conservative estimates, making it the largest of all known solar system objects beyond Neptune... read more






Radio astronomers see black hole come to life

Thursday, 9 July, 2015

A new study shows convincing evidence of the “switching on” of the active phase in a black hole at the center of galaxy NGC 660... read more




 

New Horizons map of Pluto: The whale and the doughnut

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

While the new maps gives mission scientists an important tool for deciphering the patterns of bright and dark markings on the distant planet's surface, they are holding off on making any interpretations of features for now... Read More

 

 

Pluto dark spots continue to intrigue

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

These are the most recent high-resolution views of Pluto sent by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, including one showing the four mysterious dark spots on Pluto that have captured the imagination of the world ... read more.




 

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. 

 

Ramadan Mubarak


On this auspicious occasion, we would like to wish you all Ramadan Mubarak. May this month bring blessings to you and your loved ones!

Lecture on the Arabic Heritage of Astronomy

Join Dubai Astronomy Group and the SMCCU (Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding)  as Mr. Hasan Al Hariri gives a lecture on the Arabic Heritage of Astronomy on Friday, May 1. The program will commence at 4 PM @ the Jumeirah Majis, adjacent to the Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah Beach Road. The entry is free but there are limited seats so please CLICK HERE to pre-register.

Celebrate Earth Hour with Dubai Astronomy Group


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. 

Dawn @ Ceres - Friday Astronomy Forum


This Friday, the DAG Team has quite a treat for its members when we discuss history in the making as Dawn approaches Ceres to become the first ever spacecraft to do so. Join us at our head office as we discuss this historic journey during our Friday Astronomy Forum on March 6, 2015 at 7 PM.

Wishing you Astronomical times!

DAG Team

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