Date: 30 June 2023 (Friday)
Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Al Thuraya Astronomy Center - Dubai
Fee: AED 40 - AED 60
Join us on Friday, 30 June 2023, as we celebrate International Asteroid Day, an enlightening event dedicated to exploring the wonders of our celestial neighborhood. Prepare for an engaging and informative evening that will deepen your understanding of asteroids and their significance in our universe.
Event Ticket Fee:
- General Tickets: AED 60
- Kids (Under 13): AED 40
- DAG/SAP Members: Free
- 07:00 PM – Event Introduction
- 07:10 PM – Talk: What is Asteroid Day
- Formation of the Solar System
- Small Solar System Bodies
- Asteroid Belt
- Near Earth Asteroids
- Dart Mission – First step in planetary defense
- Why Asteroid research is crucial?
- 08:00 PM – Asteroid Observation through Telescopes (Ceres & Pallas)
- 08:30 PM – Planet Observation (Venus & Mars)
- Phone photography of celestial objects through the telescopes
The venue for the event is Al Thuraya Astronomy Center
A precise location pin will be sent by email after you register for the program.
Please bring a soft copy of the event ticket Email
Please bring a soft copy (on your phone) of the event ticket that contains a QR code to ensure a smooth check-in process.
Mushrif Park Entry fee is AED 10 per car
All attendees are required to pay Mushrif Park entry fees which is AED 10 per car through Nol Card.
Nol Cards can be purchased at the gate
Nol Cards for paying the entrance fee for Mushrif Park can be purchased at the gate.
DAG Members are requested to bring ID
DAG paid members are requested to bring their digital membership card to be presented upon request.
You're requested to bring along your Emirates ID
You are requested to bring any form of identification with you to be presented at the venue upon request.
Kids under 13 need to be accompanied by a parent
Kids under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent. Parents are required to purchase a ticket.
Kids under the age of 5 don't require a ticket
We don’t recommend bringing kids under the age of 5 to our events.
No alcohol is Allowed! this is a family-friendly event
Please be respectful of others and mindful of the environment.
No pets are allowed
Pets are not allowed at our events and activities.