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ASTEROID 2012 TC4 CLOSE FLY-BY

On October 11-12, 2017, a tiny near-Earth object (NEO) swept very close to Earth. Designated with the name 2012 TC4, this 15-30 meter wide asteroid (comparable to the 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor) flew by nearEarth at around 11% the Earth-Moon distance. Specifically, it made its close encounter with Earth at about 44,000 kilometers above Antarctica at 9:42AM, UAE Local Time. Fortunately, it did not hit Earth thanks to its gravity deflecting the asteroid’s trajectory away from Earth around its orbit.

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WORLD SPACE WEEK CELEBRATION

Al Sadeem Astronomy (ASA) celebrates World Space Week 2017 at Al Sadeem Observatory

Program

October 5, 2017 – from 5:30pm onwards

  • Solar viewing
  • Solar talk (by our resident astronomer)
  • Film viewing (the Cosmos)
  • Observatory tour
  • Stargazing
  • Moon viewing

October 6, 2017 – from 6pm onwards

  • Space and astronomy talk
  • Observatory tour
  • Stargazing
  • Moon viewing

This is an open house event. Admission is FREE. We encourage everyone to bring friends, acquaintances, and camera. See you there! Clear skies!

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WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS SEPTEMBER 2017?

The “Ber” months have come. The season is about to change as summer is going to end soon and in the UAE, many holidays are approaching. Wondering what’s going to be up in the sky for the coming month? The following is a list of astronomical events for September 2017. All dates and times were given in Gulf Standard (UAE Local) Time. read more

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PERSEID METEOR SHOWER OBSERVATION IN AL SADEEM OBSERVATORY

On a clear dark night of August 12 until the early morning hours of August 13, 2017, Al Sadeem Astronomy (ASA) conducted an overnight observation of the Perseid Meteor Shower. read more

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PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER 2017

A Captured Perseid Meteor taken from Al Sadeem Observatory last 2016 (Image Credit: Praboodhan Pordar Photography)

On the evening of 12th of August 12 until dawn of August 13, there will be an annual event that will light up the sky, Perseid Meteor Shower.

The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the brighter meteor showers of the year and it occurs every year between July 17 and August 24. However, the peak date when the most meteors will streak across the sky will fall on the late evening hours of August 12 until dawn of August 13. read more

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PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE 2017

By next week, on the evening of August 7, 2017, a partial lunar eclipse will bring a stunning viewing experience for all astronomy enthusiasts, especially the selenophiles, as well as both amateur and professional astronomers for this year. read more

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WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS AUGUST 2017?

Wondering what’s going to be up at the sky for the approaching month? The following is a list of astronomical events for August 2017. All dates and times were given in Gulf Standard (UAE Local) Time. read more

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WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS JULY 2017?

Half of the year 2017 had past and we’re moving towards a new month full of wonders and challenges. Wondering what’s going to be up at the sky for the approaching month? The following is a list of astronomical events for July 2017.

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AL SADEEM OBSERVATORY RAMADAN MOON SIGHTING 2017

It’s that most wonderful time of the year for the Muslim people. Muslim communities around the world are currently commemorating Ramadan, known as their holy month. During this season, Muslims conduct numerous traditional and religious etiquette such as regular family gatherings, timely prayer, fasting and charitable works. read more