An article on amateur astronomy in Iran was published in L'Astronomie magazine

An article on amateur astronomy in Iran was published in L'Astronomie magazine

"The most important characteristic of amateur astronomy in Iran is the young astronomers, most of whom are students. It is estimated that there are more than 20,000 amateurs and about 300 amateur observatories in Iran. According to general statistics, about 60 percent of amateur astronomers in Iran are girls and 40 percent are boys".
This is a part of the article published in L'Astronomie magazine in France. This article wrote by Atila Poro the president of IOTA/ME.

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Two online programs on the occasion of World Astronomy Week (2020)

Two online programs on the occasion of World Astronomy Week (2020)
Two online programs on the occasion of World Astronomy Week (2020)

On the occasion of World Astronomy Week (2020), we will offer two programs through online training for astronomy enthusiasts. The first program will be held in collaboration with Amirkabir University Astronomy Center (Tehran) http://nojumaut.ir/, and the second program will be in the form of Instagram Live.
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The APTO.2 project was also finished

The APTO.2 project was also finished

The APTO.2 project was also completed with the publication of a scientific report in the JOE (2020) journal (http://joe.iota-me.com/joe-7.html). In this project, nine mature astronomical teams from Iran have participated. The project was conducted under the supervision of IOTA/ME.
The International Occultation Timing Association Middle East Section
Bushehr Astronomy Society, Team 2, Bushehr, Iran
Sepehr Astronomical Association, Kashan, Iran
Aseman Tangestan Astronomical Society, Tangestan, Iran
SabalanSky Astronomy Association, Team 2, Ardabil, Iran
Aseman-e Pars Institute, Shiraz, Iran
Pasargad Astronomical Society, SaadatShahr, Iran
Apolo Astronomical Team of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Bushehr Astronomy Society, Team 1, Bushehr, Iran
Abu Rayhan Astronomical Group, Mobarakeh, Iran
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The result of a student project on exoplanet's transit (April 2020)

The result of a student project on exoplanet's transit  (April 2020)

These results are a student project. This project was implemented in the transit of exoplanets. All steps were done through Internet communication. During this ten days project, a two-hour online training class and then the use of two software were taught. Students were able to extract the parameters of several exoplanets using data from the website of the Czech Astronomical Society (ETD).
Phoebe software has been used to calculate the normalized flux. Also, Exofast online software was also used to extract the initial parameters of transit. NEA's catalog for exoplanet was used for preliminary comparisons and some necessary information.
This short student project was done during 6-17 April 2020, and supported by the International Occultation Timing Association Middle East section, And teaching Mr. Atila Poro.

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Joint international workshop by IOTA/ME and Çukurova University

Joint international workshop by IOTA/ME and Çukurova University
Joint international workshop by IOTA/ME and Çukurova University


IOTA/ME 2nd Workshop on Photometric Study of Binary Systems and Exoplanet Transits

4-7 February 2020
Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey

Scientific Committee:
Atila Poro
Aysun Akyuz
Ozgur Basturk
Mehmet E. Ozel
Nazim Aksaker
Ekrem Murat Esmer
Fatemeh Davoudi

Venue:
Space Science and Solar Energy Application and Research Center (UZAYMER), Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey
Email: info@iota-me.com
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