Date: 24th Dec 2021 (Friday)
Time: 5 PM - 9 PM
Location: Al Qudra Desert - Dubai
Fee: AED 125 - AED 50
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.
- 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.
- 08:00 PM: Astrophotography of the Night Sky
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.
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.