The course, to be presented by astronomer at the Qatar Calendar House Dr. Bashir Marzouq, aims to provide participants with information about astronomy and its origin, celestial bodies and the most important astronomical phenomena and instruments.
People in North and South America, a large part of Europe and Africa may get a glimpse of a total lunar eclipse overnight from January 20 to 21, the last such event until 2022.
The five planets are Uranus, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.
Mercury will reach Aphelion point, which is the farthest point in its orbit around the sun, at 1pm in Qatar on Friday.
The Milky Way's neighbouring galaxy, Andromeda, was formed in a colossal crash between two smaller star systems no more than three billion years ago when Earth already existed, researchers said Wednesday.
The first meteor shower of 2018 will be seen in the Qatar sky between Wednesday evening and dawn on Thursday, January 4, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has announced.