Telescope Course

Date: 10th April, 2021


Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Al Thuraya Astronomy Center, Mushrif Park - Dubai

After the increase in awareness amongst the public for all things astronomy, it’s apparent that stargazing from home is on the rise. However, it can be a bit overwhelming as a beginner. Telescopes or binoculars? How to identify Stars and Planets? and How to set up my telescope?

Our informed team of Astronomers are here to help get you started with the basics. This workshop is designed to inspire people of all ages, with our fun and interactive learning experience. The course includes learning the different types of telescopes, telescope alignment, how to find objects in the night sky, and more.


  • Ages: All ages above 13+
  • Fees:
    • AED 500/- per person
    • AED 350/- for DAG Members

Program Schedule: 

  • Course Introduction
  • Telescope Mounts
    • Alt-Azimuth Mount
    • Equatorial Mount
    • Non-Computerized Telescope Mounts
    • Computerized “Go-To” Telescope
  • Understanding Telescope Eyepieces and Barlows Lenses
  • Aligning and Using Your Telescope Finder
  • The Night Sky
    • How To Find Celestial Objects?
    • Naked Eye Astronomy
    • Planispheres
    • Star Charts & Atlases
  • Must-Have Astronomy Apps
  • Useful Astronomy Software
  • Binoculars & Telescopes


Important Information:

  • Entrance to Mushrif Park is AED 10 through Nol card.
  • Masks are MANDATORY!
  • Social distancing must be practiced at all times.
  • Tickets for this program is LIMITED!
  • Please bring the hard copy or soft copy of the event ticket email to ensure a smooth and fast check-in.
  • Dubai Astronomy Group paid members are requested to bring their membership ID card to be presented upon request.

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