Physics of Telescopes

Date: 27 May 2023


Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Al Thuraya Astronomy Center - Dubai

Age: 12+

Fee: AED 250 - AED 400

This course goes beyond the simple yet important explanations of the workings of telescopes. We will go deep inside and understand the laws of physics that govern the optics and make telescopes work for us. We will use many equations with examples to actually see these laws making sense to us.

This course will also include practical use of various telescopes’ designs.

You will be able to fully understand the hidden world of photon interaction with telescopes’ optics and you will fully appreciate the Physics involved with this amazing machine, we call a telescope!




  • PART ONENature of light
    • Physics of Waves
    • Physics of Particles
  • PART TWOFundamentals of Optical Physics
    • Science of Refraction
    • Science of Reflection
  • PART THREEEarth’s Atmosphere
    • Composition & Behavior with light
  • PART FOURFundamentals of Optical Imaging
    • Science of Optical Imaging
    • Ray Optics
  • PART FIVEFundamentals of Science of Telescopes
    • Inner workings of Telescope
    • Science of Telescopes’ Optics
    • Terminologies & Formulae: Light gathering power, Resolving Power, Magnification, Focal Plane. etc.
  • PART SIXVarious Optical Designs
    • Goods and Bads of Optical Designs
  • PART SEVENDetectors
    • Engineering of Human Eye
    • Photon Detectors
    • Signal to Noise Ratio


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  • Dubai Astronomy Group paid members are requested to bring their membership ID card to be presented upon request.

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