Sky & Telescope
A Complete Workshop
Date: 16 - 17 Apr, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Al Thuraya Astronomy Center - Dubai
Learning about astronomy, the night sky, and telescopes can be daunting and intimidating as a beginner due to the huge amount of information there is! We have designed an in-depth 2-day program where anyone can learn astronomy in a simplified and organized manner.
This course covers all the topics you need to know before you start your journey exploring the field of astronomy!
Whether you are an absolute novice, a telescope user, or an Astrophotographer, you will get to learn something new in this workshop. This will be a highly interactive workshop where you will learn new techniques, theories, equipment, and more.
- PART ONE – Brief History of Understanding the Universe
- Prehistoric Era
- Pre-Telescope Instruments
- Post Telescope Era
- Twentieth-Century Astronomy
- Present Picture of the Universe
- PART TWO – Sky & Telescope
- Geocentric view of the sky
- Terminologies for an Astro-observer
- Why we really need a telescope?
- Different types of Telescopes
- How does a Telescope work?
- PART THREE – Astro-Imaging: Techniques and Practices
- Difference between Regular imaging and Astronomy Imaging
- Basic Terminologies for an Astro-Imager
- Tools and Techniques
- Equipment and Software
- Science of Making an Astro-Image
- General Workflow at an Observatory
- You are required to bring a laptop with you for the course.
- Light iftar will be provided during this program for the registrants.
- Park entrance is AED 10 per car or AED 3 per person through Nol Card.
- You can purchase/recharge your Nol Card at the park gate.
- Masks are MANDATORY!
- Social distancing must be practiced at all times.
- Tickets for this program are 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.
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.