C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) aka “Comet ATLAS” as seen from the UAE’s first private observatory

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Seeing a comet with one’s own eyes is a phenomenal experience no one would want to miss in their lifetimes.

So when the C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) was discovered on December 28, 2019, astronomy experts and enthusiasts turned their heads to the cosmic spectacle and kept an eye on it since.

Al Sadeem Astronomy acquires official observatory codes from international astronomical organizations

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Al Sadeem Astronomy Observatory, the first private observatory in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), recently obtained its official observatory codes from two well-known astronomical societies worldwide.

Emirati astronomer collaborates with NYUAD on black holes research

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Thabet Al Qaissieh built an observatory as a hobby and is now working with one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

The UAE is leading the Arab renaissance in space exploration

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Emirati would-be astronomer is proof of the enthusiasm and drive of this nation’s people.