- This event has passed.
Stargazing + Large Planetary Parade (24 Jun 2022)
June 24 @ 1:00 AM - 5:00 PMد.إ50.00 – د.إ150.00
Date: 24th Jun 2022 (Friday early morning)
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 AM
Location: Al Qudra Desert – Dubai
Fee: AED 100 – AED 150
Join us during the early hours of Friday 24th of June for a Stargazing program at Al Qudra Desert in Dubai. Observe a beautiful Large Planetary Parade (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the Moon, and perhaps Uranus and Neptune too) before the break of dawn.
A planetary alignment/parade occurs when our Solar System’s planets appear to line up at the same ascension level in the night sky, as seen from Earth. They don’t really create a perfect line in our Solar System; each planet’s orbital plane causes the illusion. Three-planet parades are quite common and occur about twice a year. The more planets in the parade, the rarer the celestial event is. This month we will be witnessing a rare 6-planet alignment in our night sky. This alignment is called a Large Planetary Parade which happens almost every 19 years.
EVENT TICKET FEE:
- General Tickets: AED 150
- Kids (Under 13): AED 120
- DAG Members: AED 100
– We can provide financial aid for DAG Members’ family members. Call or WhatsApp +971 4 221 6603 for support.
- 01:00 AM – Introduction
- 01:20 AM – Saturn & Jupiter Observation
- 01:30 AM – Arabian Astronomy/Sky Mapping Session (Stories about the Constellations)
- 02:00 AM – Mars Observation
- 02:15 AM – Q & A Session
- 02:30 AM – Moon Observation
- 03:30 AM – Attempting to observe Uranus & Neptune
- 04:00 AM – Venus Observation
- 04:40 AM – Mercury Observation
- Telescope Observation all throughout the event of planets and deep-sky objects.
- Phone photography of celestial objects through the telescopes.
- 03:00 AM: Astrophotography Session
Pick-up time: 10:45 PM (23 Jun 2022)
Pick-up location: Centerpoint (Rashidiya) Metro Station https://goo.gl/maps/5W9wGD1mnv2bLCSY8
Transportation fee: AED 50/- per person
- 10:45 PM – Pick up from Centerpoint Metro Station
- 11:15 PM – Depart from Centerpoint Metro Station
- 12:00 AM – Arrival at Al Qudra Last Exit (washroom break)
- 12:30 AM – Depart from Al Qudra Last Exit
- 12:45 AM – Arrival at the Event Location
- 01:00 AM – Event Start
- 05:00 AM – Event End
- 05:15 AM – Depart from Event Location
- 05:30 AM – Arrival at Al Qudra Last Exit (washroom break)
- 06:00 AM – Depart from Al Qudra Last Exit
- 07:00 AM – Drop off at Centerpoint Metro Station
Find more details here: http://althurayaastronomycenter.ae/stargazing-large-planetarey-alignment/