GEMINIDS 2017 OPEN-HOUSE PUBLIC OBSERVATION

GEMINIDS 2017 OPEN-HOUSE PUBLIC OBSERVATION

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On the evening of December 14, Al Sadeem Observatory was filled with astronomy enthusiasts who came to witness the most-awaited annual meteor shower in Al Sadeem Astronomy’s (ASA) open-house public observation of the Geminid Meteor Shower. Several astronomy enthusiasts spend their time gazing up the stars and did their respective camping get-togethers.

While waiting for the meteors, three telescopes were brought out and gave the guests a sneak peek of planet Uranus, and numerous prominent deep-sky objects such as the Great Orion Nebula, Pleiades, Andromeda Galaxy and the Double Cluster in Perseus. Also, some curious guests acquired more interesting knowledge about general astronomy, most especially about the Geminids through open discussions with the very accommodating ASA team. Everyone yelled in amazement when bright white and yellowish meteors cascaded across the night sky.

Few bright meteors or “fireballs” were timely captured through our camera set-up. Below are the highlights of the said event.

We express our warmest thanks to everyone who joined us on this magnificent night. We hoped that you enjoyed and further sparked your interest in space sciences. Hope to see you next year! Clear skies!

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