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.”

What's New

THE BODE’S AND CIGAR GALAXIES

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  The Constellation Ursa Major – In the sky.org M81 and M82 are a pair of galaxies in the constellation Ursa Major. The pair is located approximately 10 degrees northwest of the “Big Dipper” pointer star Dubhe (Alpha Ursae Majoris). The apparent separation of the galaxies is 31 arc-minutes but at a distance of 12…

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 10, 2018

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No solar images were taken today, August 10, 2018, due to unfavorable weather condition (mostly cloudy skies) at the proposed time of observation. The Sun remains spotless with no significant flaring activity recorded by space weather agencies over the past 24 hours as solar minimum continues.

SUNSPOT MONITORING – AUGUST 9, 2018

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No solar images were taken today, August 9, 2018, due to unfavorable sky condition (widespread dusty condition) at the proposed time of observation. The Sun remains spotless and quiet as very low solar activity has persisted over the past 24 hours.

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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