The Conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn
Date: Mentioned below
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Al Thuraya Astronomy Center, Mushrif Park - Dubai
Join us on the 21st of December, 2020 at Al Thuraya Astronomy Center in Mushrif Park and witness one of the rarest events of your lifetime!
It’s been nearly 400 years since the planets passed this close to each other in the sky, and nearly 800 years since the alignment of Jupiter and Saturn occurred at night, as it will for 2020, allowing nearly everyone around the world to witness this “Great Conjunction.”
Every 20 years, Jupiter, the closer and faster planet, laps slower Saturn and the two pair up briefly in a Great Conjunction. The last occurred on May 31, 2000, when they stood 1.2° apart low in the solar glare at dawn. On the evening of the 21st, they’ll be closest in nearly 400 years.
Conjunctions between planets occur because they all lie in approximately the same plane. As we look across the plane of the solar system, defined by Earth’s orbit, one or more can appear along the same line of sight.
- General Observation: AED 30 per person / Free for DAG Members
- Includes: Telescope Observation
- Mushrif Park entrance is AED 10 per car though Nol Card. The price is separate from the ticket fee.
- Masks are MANDATORY!
- Social distancing must be practiced at all times.
- Please bring the hard copy or soft copy of the event ticket email (Email includes a QR Code) 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.
- Jupiter and Saturn will set at around 7:00 PM.
- The observation time is very limited because Jupiter and Saturn will set early.
- Each person will get around 2 minutes or less to observe the phenomenon with the assistance of our staff.
- There will be several telescopes set up and each registrant will be assigned to one, you will get to observe through one telescope only as the view is identical in all the other telescopes. The event is time-limited and we wish for everyone to get a chance to observe the phenomenon.
- Images of the phenomenon will be shared with everyone through our social media after the event.
The Jupiter & Saturn conjunction will be visible for a few more days so you can still enjoy it if you have missed booking for the 21st of Dec.
22nd of Dec, 2020 / 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
23rd of Dec, 2020 / 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
24th of Dec, 2020 / 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
25th of Dec, 2020 / 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
If you have any difficulties making your payment please get in touch with us through WhatsApp 042216603 and we’ll be more than glad to assist.