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Saturday, July 19, 2014

PLANETARIUM AT THE GALLERIA THIS RAMADAN





Enjoy the Iftar or after the Iftar at the Galleria in Al Maryah Island this whole month of Ramadan> One mobile planetarium was set up and open after dark, every Wednesday to Saturday. Mr. Nezar Sallam, on of UAE's astronomer spearheaded this night activity.  Mr. Sallam also hosting educational workshops on Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30-10:30 pm, where everyone can learn about the moon, Saturn, Mars and satellites in the space.

All ages are welcome, children can also enjoy fun games and activities available inside the Galleria, it is located on level 1 next to Bentley Bistro restaurant.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

CAMELOPARDALIDS NIGHT

The new meteor shower said as an astronomical experienced of a life-time. This meteor shower witnessed on it’s peak last May 23 night until May 24 before sunrise, the meteor shower called Camelopardalids for it originates in the Giraffe Constellation.

The debris trail originate from Comet 209P/Linear, which discovered in 2004, the originator of this meteor shower and the Earth will cross the comet path on the morning of May 24. Based on astronomical prediction, this new meteor shower could be an astronomical experience of a life-time and produce a unique meteor storm which would see dense outbursts of bright multiple meteors and provide estimated closely to thousand shooting stars an hour during the peak shower moment. The lowest expectation would be 60 to 100 meteors an hour throughout the night.

Abu Dhabi Astronomy group once again organized a desert camping near Endurance Village in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

With the help of Abu Dhabi Week magazine people responded to this historical sky event.
To the disappointments of the people joined the group as the expectations did not happened, seen a maximum of 10 meteors the whole night that supposed to me 60-100's,  they are remain coming back for the next stargazing event. They enjoyed looking at Saturn, Jupiter and other sky objects instead and having fun with the desert camping experienced.


Photos credit to Ajmal P.M



Cars waited in Endurance Village parking area waited for the cue....

The journey begins



Towards the road of history...

Ajmal and Andy

Tents are set up....



Telescope ready



Tents set-up, waited for the time, but for the mean time enjoying the sunset

Ajmal's portait with the milky way galaxy
  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

APRIL 2014 - TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE AS SEEN IN PRESCOTT OBSERVATORY, ARIZONA, USA


















































April 15, 2014

Total Lunar Eclipse was observed and witness by others from the other side of the world. Astronomers from the side of the Gulf region was not able to saw this sky event with their own eyes but with the help of technology, we from Abu Dhabi Astronomy still witnessed the Total Lunar Eclipse. With the online service of Slooh, viewing live from Prescott Observatory in Arizona, USA was possible to seen all over the world including Abu Dhabi.
Photos above are captured from the live broadcast of Slooh.