Stargazing Party

Date: 24th Dec 2021 (Friday)

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Time: 5 PM - 9 PM

Location: Al Qudra Desert - Dubai

Fee: AED 125 - AED 50

Join us for an evening under the stars at Al Qudra Desert in Dubai. Learn about Arabian Astronomy, decode the night sky, attempt to observe/photograph the Leonard Comet, and so much more!

Event Ticket Fee:

  • General Tickets: AED 125
  • Kids (Under 15): AED 75
  • DAG Members: AED 50

    – We can provide financial aid for DAG Members’ family members. Call or WhatsApp +971 4 221 6603 for support.

    Event Program:

    • 05:00 PM: Talk: How to Observe Comets? (Leonard Comet)
    • 07:00 PM: Arabian Astronomy/Sky Mapping Session (Stories about the Constellations)
    • 08:00 PM: Q & A Session/Trivia
    • Telescope Observation all throughout the evening

    – This will be a good chance to capture images of the Leonard Comet so if you own a DSLR camera and tripod, we recommend bringing it along with you.

    Optional Sessions:

    • 08:00 PM: Astrophotography of the Night Sky

    Important Information

    Masks are mandatory

    All attendees are requested to have masks on when interacting with others.

    Social Distancing Must be practiced at all times

    Be sure that you’re sitting or laying at least 2 meters away from others.

    Dress for cold weather

    The weather is expected to be cold so make sure to have blankets and jackets at hand.

    The venue for the event is Al Qudra Desert

    A precise location pin will be sent by email after you register for the program.

    Capturing the Leonard Comet

    This will be a good opportunity to capture the comet, we recommend bringing along your DSLR cameras and tripod.

    Water and Mats will be provided

    We will be providing water, some warm beverages, and mats but you’re free to bring your own.

    Please 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.

    The nearest rest stop/restrooms around 10 minutes away

    The nearest rest stop and restrooms are around 10 minutes away from our location: Al Qudra Last Exit

    DAG Members are requested to bring ID

    DAG paid members are requested to bring their digital membership card to be presented upon request.

    Observing the Leonard Comet

    Due to the low magnitude (brightness) of the Leonard Comet, it’s not guaranteed that we will be able to observe it.

    Kids under 15 need to be accompanied by a parent

    Kids under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent. Parents are required to purchase a ticket.

    No alcohol is Allowed! this is a family-friendly event

    Please be respectful of others and mindful of the environment.

    camping & BBQ in the area

    You may set up tents at a designated location but setting up BBQ will not allowed during the duration of the event.

    The following image is an example of what the event ticket email will look like. Be sure to have a soft copy with you when you arrive at the location for easy check-in:

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    If you have any problems making the payment please get in touch with us through WhatsApp +97142216603 and we’ll be more than glad to assist.

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