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Astro Tourism

If you have ever had the opportunity to really observe the night sky, you have surely wondered about the vastness of the universe. Astronomy is obviously the oldest and most popular of space hobbies. Even the occasional backyard sky watching by unaided eye or a small telescope can be a marvelous experience. Astro Tourism however is a unique concept that combines fun, adventure and learning. Explorers are invited to travel, explore and dive into the intriguing and exciting world of Astronomy. Astro Tourism offers travelers the unique opportunity to satisfy their curiosity and learn truths about the mysterious skies above us. Our noted Astro Tourism programs are Local Astronomy Tours, International Astronomy Tours, Star Parties, Astrophotography and much more. 

 

Local Astronomy Tours

Join us on a journey into the Arabian deserts, the heart and soul of Astronomy, and experience the night sky as the Arabs have for thousands of years. Astronomy has a long heritage in Arabia. Evidence exists of lunar and planetary observatories dating back over 1,000 years across Arabia during what is called the Islamic Golden age (8th – 15th century). A fitting tribute to this cultural and scientific pedigree is the legacy to have many of the stars retaining their original Arabic names and a multitude of constellations recognized by many with Arabic folklore and prose.

We have different packages to cater to your interests, which are as follows:

Arabian Astronomy

Areas that will be covered and discussed:

  • Arabian lifestyle and stories of the night sky
  • Finding Locations and direction

o   Finding your location using the night sky

o   Finding your way using the night sky

  • Determining time

o   Time of the night

o   Time of the month

o   Time of the year

o   Duroor Calendar

  • Making sense of Earthly changes

o   Seasons

o   Weather

o   Effect over life.

The package is inclusive of traveling to the site with a guided tour, followed with a session of an astronomer equipped with a pointing laser to point out celestial objects, decoding the night sky and naked eye observation. This would be followed with a Q&A Session and observation through a telescope.  

 

Greek Mythological Astronomy

Areas that will be covered and discussed:

  • The night sky according to Greek Mythology
  • Finding Locations and direction

o   Finding your location using the night sky

o   Finding your way using the night sky

  • Determining time

o   Time of the night

o   Time of the month

o   Time of the year

  • Making sense of Earthly changes

o   Seasons

o   Weather

o   Effect over life.

The package is inclusive of traveling to the site with a guided tour, followed with a session of an astronomer equipped with a pointing laser to point out celestial objects, decoding the night sky and naked eye observation. This would be followed with a Q&A Session and observation through a telescope. 

 

Astronomy in Ancient Civilizations and World Major Cultures

The package will cover a topic of your choice in terms of time and culture. Ranging from the Mayans to the Incas to the Vikings and much more, select from a time and culture that interests you and we can have a customized session according to that. Areas that will be covered and discussed:

  • The night sky according to the selected civilization
  • Finding Locations and direction

o   Finding your location using the night sky

o   Finding your way using the night sky

  • Determining time

o   Time of the night

o   Time of the month

o   Time of the year

  • Making sense of Earthly changes

o   Seasons

o   Weather

o   Effect over life.

The package is inclusive of traveling to the site with a guided tour, followed with a session of an astronomer equipped with a pointing laser to point out celestial objects, decoding the night sky and naked eye observation. This would be followed with a Q&A Session and observation through a telescope.  

International Astronomy Tours

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. Come with us as we take you around few of this world’s greatest natural delights so that you can truly appraise the planet that we live in. It is said and rightly said, “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

We have different packages for different venues around the world.

Jabal Al Shams – Oman

Jabal Al Shams is around 500 km away from Dubai and it takes around 6 hours to get there. At 3000 meters above ground level the place is cold during the summer! Apart the star gazing at nights, there are other activities that we would be engaging in like Plantology, Geology, Archeology and a special visit to the Hootah Cave. 

 

Los Angeles – USA

The trip from Dubai to Los Angeles is not only a well-structured and well thought out one, but also an extremely exciting one! It starts off right from our airplane ride where we will be provided with a complete section that is specified only for us. This would include inflight astronomy movies and discussions. We will also be passing by the polar cap so we will get a chance to see the northern auroras as well. The next few days have been carefully planned as below:

  • 1st day - Rest
  • 2nd day – Visit to the Polomar Observatory
  • 3rd day – Visit the Griffith Observatory
  • 4th day – Visit the National Museum of LA
  • 5th day – Visit California Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • 6th day -  Visit the National Museum + LA Market Tour
  • 7th day – Return

Iceland

  • This can only be done Dec – Feb for best results as the rest of the year the days are longer
  • People will get to witness Auroras

Corporate Packages

Want to generate new ideas and success strategies to fuel your company's growth? Trying to foster innovation and increase your executive team's level of comfort with new approaches to leadership or new technology? We have a range of flexible options for executive retreats. Whether you need an upscale, luxury setting to reward your team or a rugged adventure to challenge executive team members and encourage risk-taking, one of our existing simulations can be customized to meet your objectives. Ending the day, lying on their backs, when your team looks up into the night sky, they will come to understand their existence in this vast universe and will become one with this world. 

Session Details
This program is best suited for families and private groups. The session will consist of an astronomer equipped with a pointing laser to present an astronomy show for 20 min talk and naked eye observation. The presentation can be tailored and can cover topics from history, heritage, culture and science. This would be followed with a Q&A Session and observation through a telescope.  In total, 3 hours will be dedicated to serve the participants.