Take a journey through space at The View and discover Saturn and Jupiter from the highest vantage point on Palm Jumeirah
Reach for the stars with astronomy sessions this August
Dubai, UAE: 1 August 2021 –Get ready to explore night skies at The View at The Palm, the 360-degree observation deck by Nakheel, during the yearly phenomena known as Opposition. In collaboration with Dubai Astronomy Group, visitors have a unique opportunity to observe Saturn and Jupiter at their largest and brightest on Monday, 2 August and Friday, 20 August from 8pm to 10pm, as well as take part in ongoing astronomy sessions on select dates from 6 to 28 August.
Ahighly-anticipatedannual event for observing planets in their clearest forms,Opposition is when the earth is between the sun and the opposite planet. Only planets that are further out in the solar system– including Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – can be in Opposition. Tailor-made for stargazers and astrophotographers, this is a prime opportunity to observe the planets in great detail, ranging from Saturn’s spectacular and complicated rings to Jupiter’s stripes and swirls’ atmosphere.
Hosted at The View at The Palm, on level 52 of The Palm Tower, each 60-minuteevent will start with an explanation of the phenomenon, led by Dubai Astronomy Group’s CEO, Hasan Ahmad Al Hariri, followed by an in-depth Q&Asession. Participants can view Saturn and Jupiter through telescopes and take images their mobile phonesor cameras.
Tickets for Saturn and Jupiter at Opposition – AED125 for adults, AED95 for childrenaged four to 12, and free for kids under four – cover entry to The View at The Palm and a 60-minute astronomy session.
Visitors can also take part in ongoing 90-minute astronomy sessions at The View during August to learn more about the solar system and our planets, andenjoy a session of stargazing. Tickets are AED125 per adult and AED95 per child.
All sessions have a limited capacity and will adhere to strict Covid-19 safety regulations including two-metre social distancing norms, the wearing of masks and sanitising protocols.
|Saturn at Opposition|
|Date||2 August 2021|
|Time||8pm to 10pm|
|Jupiter at Opposition|
|Date||20 August 2021|
|Time||8pm to 10pm|
|Ongoing Astronomy Sessions|
|Date||6, 7, 13, 14, 21, 27 and 28 August|
|Time||8:30pm to 10pm|
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