The Al Sadeem Observatory is home to three powerful telescopes that are used for research and astrophotography: a fully-automated, high-powered 16-inch Meade LX850 telescope. and Stellina and Vespera, two revolutionary smart telescopes developed and manufactured by French company Vaonis.
It is located in a private farm in Al Wathba, which is an ideal place to stargaze–not too far enough from the city, but not too close that the city lights could spoil the observation.
Since its completion in 2016, the Observatory has been instrumental in promoting space and astronomy across the country. A notable activity was Al Sadeem Observatory’s coverage of the July 27, 2018 total lunar eclipse, which was live streamed by NASA.
At present, Al Sadeem Observatory offers paid guided tours and stargazing experience to individuals who wish to cultivate their curiosity about space and astronomy.