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Towards a national astronomy observatory for the United Arab Emirates
Author(s): S. Els; J. Maree; S. Al Marri; Y. Al Muqbel; A. Yousif; H. Al Naimiy
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Paper Abstract

The Emirates Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) investigated the possibility to setup an astronomical research and outreach center within the United Arab Emirates. The main goals of such a new institution are to raise interest in space research and to ultimately develop a significant research community within the UAE. Such an astronomy center will also require appropriate observatory facilities. In this paper current concepts of such a possible national UAE astronomy observatory will be outlined, and the findings of an initial survey for suitable locations to host the telescopic facilities within the UAE are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84441U (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926867
Show Author Affiliations
S. Els, Gaia Data Processing & Analysis Consortium (Spain)
J. Maree, Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
S. Al Marri, Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Y. Al Muqbel, Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
A. Yousif, Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
H. Al Naimiy, Univ. of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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