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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MESSIER 11 – THE WILD DUCK CLUSTER

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    Messier 11 or the Wild Duck Cluster, Catalogue as NGC  6705 is an open cluster in the constellation Scutum (the shield).   Discovered by a German Astronomer Gottfried   Kirch in 1681 at Berlin Observatory. The cluster was appeared as nothing more than a fuzzy blob through the telescope. It wasn’t until 1733 that the blob was…

SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 31, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 31, 2018. The sky was clear but experienced intermittent light to moderate breeze making the seeing and transparency average at the time these images were taken.

WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS JUNE 2018?

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The very hot summer season in the UAE is indeed approaching. Wondering what’s going to be up at the sky for the new month? The following is a list of astronomical events for June 2018. All dates and times were given in UAE Local Time.

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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