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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SUNSPOT MONITORING MAY 21, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 21, 2017. The sky was clear and seeing was fair, due to light to moderate northwesterly breeze, at the time these images were taken.

A QUIET SUN: 4 DAYS SPOTLESS – WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

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The Sun has been spotless indicating a generally very low solar activity for 4 consecutive days already. It is currently transitioning towards the solar minimum, the period in the roughly 11-year solar cycle when less solar activity is expected. This was anticipated to be reached between 2019 and 2020. Basically, the relatively cool and dark…

SUNSPOT MONITORING – MAY 9, 2017

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Here’s today’s solar image taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, May 9, 2017.

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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