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








Hubble finds that the nearest quasar is powered by a double black hole

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have found that Markarian 231 (Mrk 231), the nearest galaxy to Earth that hosts a quasar, is powered by two central black holes furiously whirling about each other ... 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!

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!

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