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Code: UTM-EDU01.

Taught During: Session 1 and 2.

Session 1: 23 May 2021 – 05 June 2021.

Session 2: 11 – 24 July 2021.

Coordinator: Sr. Dr. Othman Bin Zainon.


  • Explore Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Observatory and other observatories in Malaysia.
  • Experience with the telescope for stargazing and solar observation.
  • Explore the procedure of the marking the Qibla direction using the conventional and modern method.
  • Expose participants to the theories and practice of Islamic Astronomy.
  • Promotes scientific research in Islamic Astronomy from the Geomatic Instrument.


  • Lectures/classroom activities.
  • Group activities with local students.
  • Cultural activities.
  • Outdoor activities (e.g. stargazing, solar observation, star map, instrumentation practical).
  • Excursions.

Learning Scope: This program is design for the participants to have an awesome experience in solar observation, handling a telescope, handling Geomatic Instruments, stargazing and qibla marking at nearest residency.

Duration: Two (2) weeks.

Language Proficiency: English.

Fees: USD1500 per session includes cost materials, airport pick up, accommodation, transportation, excursion and meals during the program.

*Price subject to changes.

Credit Transfer: Not applicable.

Application Deadline: 

Session 1: 2 May 2021.

Session 2: 1 July 2021.

Who can apply? – International participants (maximum 35 participants).


Sr. Dr. Othman Bin Zainon

Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia