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UAE SPACE EXPLORATION: NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION

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, as well as its significance to our daily lives, given the fact that its fundamental principles brought us further development in technology and as a nation over the years. read more

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WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS DECEMBER 2017?

This wonderful year 2017 is about to end soon as nights becoming longer and colder further. With the upcoming holidays, there will be more time to spend chilling out and have bonding moments with family and friends. Wondering what’s going to be up in the sky for the final month of 2017? The following is a list of astronomical events for December 2017. All dates and times were given in UAE Local Time. read more

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WHAT’S UP IN THE SKY THIS SEPTEMBER 2017?

The “Ber” months have come. The season is about to change as summer is going to end soon and in the UAE, many holidays are approaching. Wondering what’s going to be up in the sky for the coming month? The following is a list of astronomical events for September 2017. All dates and times were given in Gulf Standard (UAE Local) Time. read more

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BEWARE: HOTTER DAYS AHEAD! THE SUMMER SOLSTICE IN THE UAE

UAE desert (Image Credit: Google Sites)

Summertime, the season of the year when some people head out to the beach and do such fun bonding activities, while others stay indoors to avoid getting tanned and cool down themselves with numerous fans and air conditioning units. Today, June 21st, marks the beginning of the astronomical summer, or in other words the summer solstice, in the Northern Hemisphere. In this article, we will have a deeper understanding of what it is, in the astronomical sense, and what to expect when it approaches. The focus will be within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) setting, which is situated at the Northern Hemisphere.

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