Capturing the Cosmos is catered for advanced photographers to understand what it takes to create breathtaking photos of the Milky Way and the night skies. The workshop will include theoretical tutorials, CASS astronomy seminars, and a practical guide in the Abu Dhabi desert. At the end of the program participants will understand how to plan trips and shoots successfully, how to capture and compose the images, and how to bring the images to life with special advanced post processing techniques.

The two day workshop will be taught by expert photographer Maroun Habib with lectures by the Center for Astrophysics and Space Science (CASS) research staff. A digital certificate will be provided to all participants who complete the full program.

Workshop Details

  • Dates: September 16, 2:30pm; September 17, 1pm
  • Capacity: 80 participants
  • Duration: 10 hours (Day 1, lecture and desert photoshoot), 4 hours (Day 2, post-production)
  • Age and skill advisory: 18+ with previous photography experience
  • Required supplies: participants may need to provide their own camera (and tripod, if possible)


Maroun Habib, Astrophotographer

Support Instructor
Assaad Tadros, Astrophotographer

Guest Speakers

Moe Abbas, Research Associate, CASS
Mohamad Ali-Dib, Research Associate, CASS

Hosted by



The Center for Astronomy and Space Science (CASS)

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