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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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, September 16, 2017. The sky was clear but experienced intermittent light to moderate winds, making the seeing and transparency average to poor at the time these images were taken.


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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…


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It has been a bittersweet moment for space exploration enthusiasts. The 3.26 billion US dollar spacecraft Cassini had plunged into the gas giant Saturn at exactly 3:55PM, September 15, 2017 (UAE Local Time) based on the record from National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) mission control after an approximately 20-year overall journey across space and Saturn.

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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