Dubai Astronomy Group


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Al Thuraya Astronomy Center
Al Thuraya Astronomy Center, Mushrif Park - Dubai


19 - 20 Feb 2022


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm





Sky & Telescope Workshop

Date: 19th – 20th Feb, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Al Thuraya Astronomy Center – Dubai
Age: 13+

Learning about astronomy, the night sky, and telescopes can be daunting and intimidating as a beginner due to the huge amount of information there is! We have designed an in-depth 2-day program where anyone can learn astronomy in a simplified and organized manner.

This course covers all the topics you need to know before you start your journey exploring the field of astronomy!

Whether you are an absolute novice, a telescope user, or an Astrophotographer, you will get to learn something new in this workshop. This will be a highly interactive workshop where you will learn new techniques, theories, equipment, and more.



  • PART ONE – Brief History of Understanding the Universe
    • Prehistoric Era
    • Greeks
    • Pre-Telescope Instruments
    • Post Telescope Era
    • Twentieth-Century Astronomy
    • Present Picture of the Universe
  • PART TWO – Sky & Telescope
    • Geocentric view of the sky
    • Terminologies for an Astro-observer
    • Why we really need a telescope?
    • Different types of Telescopes
    • How does a Telescope work?
  • PART THREE – Astro-Imaging: Techniques and Practices
    • Difference between Regular imaging and Astronomy Imaging
    • Basic Terminologies for an Astro-Imager
    • Tools and Techniques
    • Equipment and Software
    • Science of Making an Astro-Image
    • General Workflow at an Observatory



  • You are required to bring a laptop with you for the course.
  • Park entrance is AED 10 per car or AED 3 per person through Nol Card.
  • You can purchase/recharge your Nol Card at the park gate.
  • Masks are MANDATORY!
  • Social distancing must be practiced at all times.
  • Tickets for this camp are LIMITED!
  • Please bring the hard copy or soft copy of the event ticket email to ensure a smooth and fast check-in.
  • Dubai Astronomy Group paid members are requested to bring their membership ID card to be presented upon request.