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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. 

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

SPECIAL OFFER FOR DAG MEMBERS!
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!

EID MUBARAK!


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. 

 

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. 

Friday Astronomy Forum - 13 March, 2015 (7PM to 9PM)

Dawn became a part of history last week when it became the first spacecraft to ever orbit a dwarf planet. And since then a wealth of data has been received from this. This Friday Astronomy Forum, DAG will be discussing this data that has been collected and then also look into the hopes that the future holds for when New Horizons visits the Pluto system for the first time in. We look forward to seeing you all at the DAG Head Office (7PM to 9PM) in Al Nahda to be part of this discussion.

Wishing you Astronomical times!

DAG Team

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

Basic Astronomy Course - Module 2 (UPDATED)

You have a some what of a good idea about the basics of astronomy, but what's next? Join Dubai Astronomy Group on this training program to further your knowledge and passion in the field of astronomy as we take things further. 

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 300 for all non members (Please CLICK HERE for information about our membership programs)
  • Associate Members receive a 30% discount on the training program

Basic Astronomy Course - For Young Astronomers


Learning about Astronomy should never be boring. This program is geared towards our young astronomers to introduce them to the world of Astronomy. Join us and experience the wonders of Astronomy first hand, as we take you to the farthest reaches of space from the earliest beginning of time to the future billions of years from now. 

Course Fees

  • AED 300 for all non members. (Please CLICK HERE for information about our membership programs)
  • Student Members receive a 30% discount on the training program

Basic Astronomy Course - Module 1


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.

Gazing at the Comets - Event

Quick Facts about Comet Lovejoy

  • Discovered by Australian amateur comet-hunter and astrophotographer, Terry Lovejoy, in August last year.
  • Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is already making its way through the inner solar system.
  • Comet Lovejoy will be visible in binoculars all month from anywhere in the northern hemisphere as soon as it’s dark.
  • To find the comet, face south and look for the familiar constellation of Orion early in the month and Taurus, Aries and then Triangulum later in January to get you in the vicinity.
  • If you're using binoculars or a telescope, you'll be looking for a more precise fix to magnify your view of the comet and that means you need to get in close or have prominent stars to guide you.
  • The comet will look like a fuzzy star in binoculars or a small telescope. In larger scopes you may see the tail streaking slightly behind it.
  • This comet has grown, lost and regrown a tail at least twice already as it makes its voyage towards the sun.

Join us at Mushrif Park this Friday, January 30 as we hunt for the comet "LoveJoy" while observing other celestial bodies. Planetarium shows will be available as well. Feel free to connect with us at 0506246172.

Star Gazing at Mushrif Park


Join us at Mushrif Park, Dubai on Saturday 3rd Jan, 2015 between 6 to 9 PM for a Star Gazing Event. We will be observing Moon, Jupiter along with constellations and star clusters. 

Entry to the event is FREE and open for all.

We will be playing Planetarium Shows of 30 Mins each @ AED 30/- Per Person. Book a show before 3rd Jan & get a DISCOUNT of AED 10 per show.

GPS Coordinates for Event Site in Mushrif Park: 25.2148116, 55.450199.