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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WITNESS TONIGHT’S SUPERMOON 2017

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The commemoration of the UAE 46th National Day will end with an amazing lunar celestial event, the Supermoon 2017. The Full Moon shall be slightly larger (7%) and (16%) brighter than usual. It will the only occurrence for this year 2017 as part of the trilogy of supermoons to happen next month, particularly on January…

SUNSPOT MONITORING – DECEMBER 2, 2017

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, December 2, 2017. The sky was mostly clear but experienced intermittent moderate to fresh winds making the seeing and transparency poor at the time these images were taken.

UAE SPACE EXPLORATION: NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION

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Al Sadeem Astronomy (ASA) participated in the early commemoration of the 46th UAE National Day held in Khalifa University and Petroleum Institute – Women’s Campus last November 28-29, 2017 respectively. With the theme “UAE Space Exploration”, it was a great time imparting the role of earth and space sciences in the legacy of the UAE,…

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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