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.”

What's New

SUNSPOT MONITORING – DECEMBER 14, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, December 14, 2018. The sky was clear with light air turbulence making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken.

SUNSPOT MONITORING – DECEMBER 12, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, December 12, 2018. The sky was clear with light air turbulence making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken.

Comet 46P/Wirtanen Graces the December Night Sky

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Before 2018 comes to a close, the last comet of the year will make its nearest approach to Earth. Comet 46P/Wirtanen, one of the three comets discovered in 1948 by American astronomer Carl Wirtanen, will be as bright as a third (3rd) or fourth (4th) magnitude star—which means it will be visible enough to be…

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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