Saturday, February 21, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The First Social Network in Space aboard a new satellite'
Take a moment to check it out the project and also share it with others and feel free to share it with your family and friends. All the tools are there. Get rewards, make a contribution, or simply follow updates. If enough of us get behind it, we can make 'SpaceCapsule1' happen. (Besides, you can track where SpaceCapsule1 is all the time through your smartphone or Pc, take your own Earth's photographs or videos from space, tweet from space, send messages to outer space, like Mars or get your personal time capsule with your favorite digital content -photos, documents, videos or songs- travelling across the space and track it or host your web site in the first server in space) check with the link below.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
One Nation One Sky let us meet and look on the sky.
Dubai Astronomy Group inviting the public to count the lights from the sky as the Geminids Meteor Shower will rise.
If interested please coordinate with
Dubai Astronomy Group
+971 4 441 0775
Monday, November 17, 2014
METEOR SHOWER LEONIDS
The Leonids is an average shower, producing an avarage of up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. This shower is unique in that it has a cyclonic peak about every 33 years where hundreds of meteors per hour can be seen. That last of these occurred in 2001. The Leonids is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tampel-Turttle, which was discovered in 1865. The shower runs annually from November 6-30. It peaks this year on the night of 17th and morning of 18th. The waning crescent moon will not be much of a problem this year. Skies should be dark enough for a good show. Best viewing will be from dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Leo, but can appear anywhere in the sky
Sunday, October 19, 2014
It was an awesome experience going out in the desert once again after a months of very hot summer. Abu Dhabi Astronomy went the Southern part of Abu Dhabi near Al Khazna Palace to travel with time after chasing for Nebulae and Galaxies.
sand dunes and windy weather
Photo Credit: David Attie
M27 (Dumbbell Nebula): Telescope Celestron C11, 10 shoots, 30s, 1600 ISO, CANON EOS 450D modified ("Astrodon Inside"), F/D=10
M57 (Ring Nebula): Telescope Celestron C11, 9 shoots, 30s, 1600 ISO, CANON EOS 450D modified ("Astrodon Inside"), F/D=10
M33 (Triangulum Galaxy): Telescope Celestron C11, 14 shoots, 60s, 1600 ISO, CANON EOS 450D modified ("Astrodon Inside"), F/D=6.
These pictures are the proof that we can travel with time if only we can move faster than speed of light. Photos are from hundreds of light years away which only means that we took the picture of these nebula and galaxy hundred of light years away.
photos Credit to Nikil Kuruvilla
The Dumbell Nebula
The Lagoon Nebula
The Open Cluster Nebula
Sunday, September 14, 2014
“We aim for the UAE to be among the top countries in aerospace by 2021,” Sheikh Khalifa has said. “We have a great belief in the talents of our young people and the strongest determination, the greatest ambitions and a clear plan to reach our targets.”
Abu Dhabi's Ruler and President of United Arab Emirates - His Highness Sheikh Khalifa stated about the vision of having UAE as one of the top countries for aerospace race.
He formally signed a law establishing the UAE Space Agency. The announcement was made in July 2014.
The United Arab Emirates joined the ranks of the United States, Japan, China and India in working on projects and missions to the red planet as it announced the creation of its own space agency and intention to send an unmanned mission to the red planet by 2021.
The law, which was published in the Official Gazette, stated that the agency would have its headquarters in Abu Dhabi and have a branch in Dubai.
The initial meeting of the UAE Space Agency was held in July and was led by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, who directed all government institutions to provide maximum support.
The unmanned probe prject will travel in nine months and will be launched to coincide with the UAE’s 50th anniversary.