Friday - - Leisure Charts -

Reach for the stars and an en­ter­tain­ing evening out with the fam­ily at these astronomy and space events in Abu Dhabi. Mall at the World Trade Cen­tre is set­ting up a tele­scope in the food court from 6.30-8.30pm so you can gaze at the skies. There’s a plan­e­tar­ium show, and other en­ter­tain­ment in­cludes face-paint­ing, a photo gallery and clowns.

For the more aca­dem­i­cally in­clined, New York Univer­sity Abu Dhabi is host­ing The X-tran­sients: Ex­treme Phe­nom­ena in the High En­ergy Uni­verse on April 12. The uni­verse, grav­i­ta­tional as­tro­physics, mag­ne­tars (ra­di­at­ing neu­tron stars) and black holes will be the top­ics of dis­cus­sion at the sem­i­nar, head­lined by Chryssa Kou­ve­liotou, pro­fes­sor of physics at Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity. From 6.30-8pm at NYUAD Con­fer­ence Cen­ter (A6).

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