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Member Reports from UAE Astronomy Group

Jan 02

UAE Astronomy Group Astrophotography Contest

The UAE Astronomy Group is announcing its first ever astrophotgraphy contest for all facebook page members in line with the rules shown in the graphic. It is an open category contest, and winning photos will be selected by the group's executive committee to be displayed in a travelling exhibition at UAE Schools in the months of February & March 2019. All photos have to have been taken in the UAE, and each person can submit up to 5 photos for consideration. For questions on this program and its goals, please contact the UAE Astronomy Group at - or contact... Read More...

Dec 04

School Outreach in Dubai

On November 20 th 2018, The UAE Astronomy Group & Astronomers Without Borders organized an outreach program at a local elementary school in Dubai's Motor City. 4 presentations lasting 1 hour each were given throughout the day, reaching a total of 240 children. The specific goals were as follows: Complement the ongoing study of astronomy in the school's science department. Build the awareness and belief that amateur astronomy is for everyone. Introduce students to astronomical equipment and show them the basics of using it. Advise students on how to get started, and what objects for beginners are the most satisfying... Read More...