An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events. Astronomy, climatology/meteorology, geophysical, oceanography and volcanology are examples of disciplines for which observatories have been constructed. Historically, observatories were as simple as containing an astronomical sextant (for measuring the distance between stars) or Stonehenge (which has some alignments on astronomical phenomena).
Our observatory is located in Al Wathba South, the outskirt of Abu Dhabi. The observatory has it’s 5 meters dome and a Meade LX850 16 inches telescope mounted in the center of the dome.
The entire facilities equipped with camping materials, lavatory, kitchen, training area and most all it has several types and sizes of telescopes that can be use during the stargazing activities.