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 – APRIL 15, 2018

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Here are today’s solar images taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, April 15, 2018. The sky was clear with light air turbulence making the seeing and transparency good at the time these images were taken.

SUNSPOT MONITORING – APRIL 14, 2018

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No solar images were taken today, April 14, 2018, due to unfavorable weather condition (overcast sky with moderate breeze) at the proposed time of observation. Solar activity remains at very low levels over the past 24 hours.

ASA OBSERVATION BLOG: MESSIER 13

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It has been cloudy for the past 2 nights in the observatory, halting Messier Object observation for a short while. At around midnight, fortunately, the night sky cleared out and had a chance to image one prominent star cluster. For today’s observation log, here is the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules (also known as Messier…

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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