POLARIS, A LUCKY STAR
Moving forward, following your lucky star, (re)discovering your path, finding your way. If the North Star is a guide, Nuit d’Issey Polaris is its fragrance. Discover the new fragrance Nuit d’Issey Polaris: the Nuit d’Issey adventures continues lit by a new stellar chapter, the magic of a shooting star.
Immerse yourself in the mysteries of nature.
Pass through the veil of the night.
See the light.
Imagine the scent of a star.
High in the heavens, Polaris sparkles. For thousands of years this pole star, one of the brightest in the galaxy, has indicated the celestial north pole. A priceless landmark in the sky chart, this mythical star shimmers at the heart of Ursa Minor, the Little Bear. Polaris has changed over time, but it has always had the same unchanging role: guiding, lighting the way of travelers and sailors in the dark of the night.
ENCOUNTER WITH MAHER, ASTRONOMER
Maher Nammari is an engineer and passionate amateur astronomer, with more than 15 years of experience in popularizing astronomy, organizing tens of astronomical events, stargazing nights and lectures. He lives in the desert of Wadi Rum, one of the best spot to admire the sky. He told us more about him and his passion for astronomy.
How did you become an astronomer?
When I was at school I used to go to a local library, there I found some publications about astronomy and the Jordanian Astronomical Society, after that I found my enthusiasm in astronomy, stargazing and learning new topics. It’s been 15 years that it is my favorite hobby!
What do you like the most in sky study?
I love looking at deep sky objects and star clusters in my telescope. I also participate into a lot of activities like meteors observing, occultation observations, local and global astronomical events.
Why is the Wadi Rum desert so special for stars?
Wadi rum is a unique spot where you have a clear sky, far away from the light pollution, with calm and magnificent weather most days of the year, which allows us to explore the sky during the year.
When looking at the sky, do you see different things every night?
The sky always has new things to show during the year, meteor showers, planets, seasonal constellations, in addition to special events like lunar eclipse.
Tell us more about the Polaris star.
Polaris or the North star, is in fact a triple star system that can be seen in telescopes, due its special location in the sky, many stories are written about it in different cultures, it helps the Bedouins to find their way during the night sky, you can easily spot with 2 guiding constellations the Big Dipper during Summer, and Cassiopeia during Winter.