Thabet Al Qaissieh - Co-Founder

“If after 10 years, one student ends up going to university to study astronomy and astrophysics and goes on to pursue a career in that field, and their inspiration was from the observatory, then I have reached my goal.”

Alejandro Palado - Co-Founder

“Once I moved here, I immediately bought a telescope and started looking for astronomy groups. I was having a hard time finding people with similar interests, so I decided to start my own group; Abu Dhabi Astronomy.”

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SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 19, 2019. The sky was clear with light air turbulence making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken.

Astro News in Brief (September 19, 2019): NASA captures eclipse on Jupiter, water on exoplanet found, interstellar comet visits Solar System, Al Sadeem images two comets

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Io eclipse on Jupiter witnessed by NASA’s Juno mission Lady luck was on the side of NASA’s Juno spacecraft when Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io skirted between the Sun and the gas giant last September 11. In its 22nd skim over the largest planet in the Solar System, the spacecraft was able to take various snaps…

SUNSPOT MONITORING – SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 18, 2019. The sky was slightly hazy with moderate to fresh breeze which provided average to poor seeing and transparency at the time these images were taken.

Whether you are a keen night watcher or are just looking to explore astronomy as a hobby, the group will gladly give you the basics and get you started on this journey.

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