Published on December 30th, 2016 | by Manisha Surange0
The Dubai Astronomy Group (DAG)
The Dubai Astronomy Group (DAG) was founded in the year 2000, to inspire and sponsor the study of Astronomy and its associated fields in the Middle East region and beyond. Since its inception the group has grown in size and stature.
In its existing capacity, as consultant and specialist its field, the Dubai Astronomy Group enjoys a variety of relationships at senior government and private sector’s levels. The Group is associated with many high profile infrastructure and future tourism projects. The Dubai Astronomy Group (DAG) aims to promote astronomy in the Middle East region and the world. DAG support and encourage new talents in astronomy. They discover, promote and archive Arab/Islamic astronomical heritage. The team works towards participation in local and international activities in astronomical field and represent UAE in astronomy nationally and internationally. DAG provides support in education and knowledge through events and library facility. The team provides access to practical astronomy at their observing facilities. DAG promotes the study of astronomy and its related fields by not just astronomical events; outdoor observations according to the astronomy calendar but also active social media platform and private observing sites.
With a large number of online subscribers, DAG members are represented from all walks of life. The monthly observing sessions are an exceptional way to meet new people and get most from Astronomy. DAG facilitates and strengthens the interactions among its members’ through forums and social media. DAG also provides excellent outreach communication for the international members. DAG supports its members in the development of their personal education, knowledge and professional skills. DAG have invested in Education – Astronomy Club in School initiative in 2006 till date. With active participation of 7 schools and visioning astronomy clubs network has made a mark on global scale. The world famous group actively encourages new talents with a passion for astronomy and its related fields. DAG activities inspire and lead many to careers in science. DAG mentors and supports the next generation of astronomers.
Under their International Membership program people can enjoy all the benefits of their Associate Membership program and can also become a member of their International Astronomy Group.
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