About Us

The Dubai Astronomy Group (DAG) was founded in the year 2000 to encourage and promote the study of Astronomy and its related fields in the Middle East region and beyond.  Since its inception, the group has grown in size and stature.

In its current capacity, as consultant and specialist in its field, the Dubai Astronomy Group enjoys a variety of relationships at government and private sector’s levels. The Group is involved in a number of high profile and futuristic projects.

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Our Goals

To promote astronomy locally & internationally

To support and encourage new talents in astronomy

To discover, promote and archive Arab astronomical heritage

To participate locally and internationally in astronomical activities

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To represent UAE astronomy nationally and internationally

To support education and knowledge through events and our activities

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To entice astronomicla projects

To champion on a global scale

Education and Awareness

DAG promotes the study of astronomy and its related fields by means of:

  • Astronomical events; outdoor observations according to the astronomy calendar
  • Educational activities; lectures, conferences, talks and exhibitions
  • A comprehensive in-house resource center
  • An active social media platform
  • Special observing location

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Strengthens

With over 8000 online subscribers, DAG members are represented from all walks of life. The monthly observing sessions are an excellent way to meet new people and get most from Astronomy. DAG facilitates and strengthens the interactions among its members’ through forums and social media. DAG also provides excellent outreach communication for the international members. DAG supports its members in the development of their personal education, knowledge and professional skills.

DAG have invested in Education – Astronomy Club in School initiative in 2006 till now, 7 schools are actively participated and visioning astronomy clubs network on global scale. The group actively encourages new talents with a passion for astronomy and its related fields. DAG activities inspire and lead many to careers in science. DAG mentors and supports the next generation of astronomers.

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Membership

Full individual membership to the group is available to anyone who has an interest in astronomy.

Current members include both professional, amateur and entry level astronomers based in the UAE and GCC countries. Membership derives a variety of benefits including; member only events, specialist courses, discounts and much more.