Geminids Meteor Shower 2023
Date: 14 Dec 2023 (Thursday night)
Time: 10:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Location: Al Qudra Desert - Dubai
Fee: AED 100 - AED 160
Join us at Al Qudra Desert on the evening of the 14th of Dec 2023 to witness the Geminids Meteor Shower, learn more about our night sky, observe different planets and objects through our telescopes, and more!
The Geminids are considered to be one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, with the possibility of sighting around 120 meteors per hour at its peak. The shower owes its name to the constellation Gemini because the meteors seem to emerge from this constellation in the sky. Unlike most other meteor showers, the Geminids are not associated with a comet but with an asteroid: the 3200 Phaethon. The asteroid takes about 1.4 years to orbit the Sun.
Event Ticket Fee:
- General Tickets: AED 160
- Kids (Under 13): AED 130
- DAG Members: AED 100
– We can provide financial aid for DAG Members’ family members. Call or WhatsApp +971 4 221 6603 for support.
- 10:10 PM – Event Introduction
- 10:20 PM – Talk: Geminids Meteor Shower
- 11:30 PM – Arabian Astronomy
- 11:45 PM – Sky Mapping Session (Stories about the Constellations)
- 12:00 AM – Q & A Session
- Telescope Observation all throughout the evening (Jupiter and some deep sky objects)
- Phone photography of celestial objects through the telescopes
The venue for the event is Al Qudra Desert - Dubai
A precise location pin will be sent by email after you register for the program.
bathrooms are a 10-min drive away
Public bathrooms are at Al Qudra Last Exit, a 10-mins drive away from the event location.
CARRY ANY NECESSITIES YOU MIGHT DEEM NECESSARY
Although we will be providing mats and water, you are requested to carry any necessities you might deem necessary over the period of the event (snacks, seats, etc.) for your comfort.
REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE IN ADVANCE
No registration will be accepted/allowed at the venue.
bring along food and snacks
You are requested to carry any necessities you might deem necessary (water, food, seats, etc.) for your hygiene and safety.
A 4x4 car is not required to reach the event location
Although recommended, a 4×4 car is not required to reach the event location.
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.
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.
DAG Members are requested to bring ID
DAG paid members are requested to bring their digital membership card to be presented upon request.
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.
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.
THE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO BE COLD
Keep in mind the weather will be cold so please prepare/dress accordingly.
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Taxis or any other public transportation will not be able to reach this location. plan accordingly.
The meteors will not be visible through the telescope
Only celestial observations (planets, stars, etc.) will be done through the telescopes.
No alcohol is Allowed!
No alcohol is allowed. This is a family-friendly event.
No pets are allowed
Pets are not allowed at our events and activities.