The 5th annual workshop of International Occultation Timing Association in Middle East (IOTA/ME) will beheld as an international workshop in two difference commissions of “Occultation” and “Eclipse” in Isfahan, Iran, on February 25-27, 2015. The Adib astronomical education center of Isfahan, Iran Space Agency (ISA), International Astronomical Union (IAU), Hamraz Aseman Shiraz Company, OAM Institute, are the sponsors and support this workshop.

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Announcement of the 5th International Workshop on Occultation and Eclipse
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Star Occultation Hip 65379 with asteroid parthenope 11 at 2:54 am (UT), in 2014.12.13
Hip 65379 star occur occultation from main belt in constellation Virgo by asteroid parthenope 11
According to planning was performed, three observational groups located shadow band to do observed in cities Dezful, Zarghan and Khoramshahr.
In Dezful township, occultation to be success with observation and timing.

Asteroid Occultation reporting
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"Photometry and the Determination of Oscillation Modes for High Amplitude Delta Scuti (HADS) Variable GSC 1566-2802" article by E. Salmanzadeh, S. Zandian, A. Hasanzadeh, S. Zahabi, has published for "New Astronomy" journal.
Four articles from IOTA-ME members' scientific activity have published in journals of Institute for Scientific Information (ISI journals) during last 2 years.

ABSTRACT
CCD photometry observation of a newly discovered, high amplitude Delta Scuti star GSC 1566-2802, with a visible filter, is presented. The observations were carried out at Alborz Observatory located in Mahdasht, Karaj, Iran.
The main goal of this project was to update our knowledge of the periodic variations of the target star. This paper covers three analyses, first calculating a new ephemeris and plotting a new light curve based on 19 times of maxima; then a Fourier analysis of the observed data points which results in determining probable oscillation modes, as well as computing its physical parameters which guide us to its harmonics and pulsation modes.

Publication of IOTA/ME members' paper (4)
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"The first light curve analysis of eclipsing binary NR Cam" article by F. Tavakkoli, A. Hasanzadeh, A. Poro, has published for "New Astronomy" journal.
Three articles from IOTA-ME members' scientific activity have published in journals of Institute for Scientific Information (ISI journals) during last 2 years.

ABSTRACT
New observations of the eclipsing binary system NR Cam were carried out using a CCD in B,V, and R filters and new times of light minimum and new ephemeris were obtained. The B, V, and R light curves were analyzed using both the Binary Maker 3.0 and PHOEBE 0.31 programs to determine some geometrical and physical parameters of the system. These results show that NR Cam is an overcontact binary and that both components are Main Sequence stars. The O'Connell effect on NR Cam was studied and some variations in spot parameters were obtained over the different years.

Publication of IOTA/ME members' paper (3)
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Members of board directors Eclipse, Occultation and TNOs departments have been appointed according to the IOTA/ME statute by board directors since 2014/11/10. According to statute, the board of directors of each department which have been appointed will manage it for a period of one year and then the board of directors of each department will be elected by the vote of the members of that department.
Mr. Hojatola Hekmatzade has been introduced as the president of the board of department, Mrs. Samaneh Gnji'Lisar and Mr. Amir Hussein Daghighi as other members of the board of department for Occultation and TNOs department.
Mr. Meysam Honari Jafarpour has been introduced as the president of the board of department, Miss. Fereshteh Tavakkoli and Miss. Shirin Zandian as other members of the board of department for Eclipse department.

IOTA/ME Departments

IOTA/ME Departments
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The Second issue of JOE (Journal of Occultation and Eclipse) is published. This journal is open source and published by IOTA/ME.

- Survey on YORP and EDM Effects on Distribution and Generation of Binary Asteroids in Inner Regions of Solar System
Mohammad Reza Shafizadeh, Mohammad Reza Shahjahan, Saba Hafizi, Amir Asadi

- THE ORBITAL EVOLUTION OF THE EXOPLANETS
A. TajalliArdekani, M. Jahan-Miri

- A Study on the visibility limit of stellar occultations with the Moon at sunset and sunrise
Hojatola Hekmat'zade, Atila Poro, Narges Taebjoula, Marjan Zakerin

- A study of period changes and light curve analysis of SW Lac
Somayeh Zahabi, Afshan Karbassi, Amir Hasanzadeh

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JOE 2 is Published
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Tabriz city was host Second Summer School of Astronomy IOTA/ME (2014) entitled “Semi-professional Astronomy with Small Telescopes” in Tabriz, Iran from September 13 to 16.The first registration period, which lasted about a month, among 293 people, signed up and the forms provide preliminary information on personnel, were also required to fill in your section; Finally, due to the limited resources and the make appropriate scientific quality, 40 peoplewere accepted to attend this schoolfrom the cities of Tehran, Karaj, Tabriz, Khoy, Mianeh, Khorramshahr, ShahinShahr, Nishapur, Babol, Varamin, Shiraz, Rasht, Maragha, Omidieh, Qom, Tehran, Shahr-e-Kord, Delijan, Nurabad Mamasani, Ajabshir, Dezful, Bane, Banab, Izmir. According to the schedule announced, the first day is devoted to visiting some of the many scenic areas in Tabriz and participants become familiar with each other and a bit of rest to prepare for the summer school. However, on the first day, Mr. Atila Peru (President of IOTA / ME) presented is an hour and a half lecture on“Asteroid Survey, Model to Observation”.
The second morning, lectures attended by Amir Hassan Zadeh began about “Semi-professional projects in Astronomy with Small Telescopes”.The second lecture presented by Dr.Volkan Bakis (University of Antalya) about “Spectroscopy, Theory and Observation”. In the afternoon, Dr. Marjan Zakerin presented her content as “Basics of Research in Astrobiology”...

Second Summer School of Astronomy IOTA/ME was held

Second Summer School of Astronomy IOTA/ME was held
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