The First IOTA/ME International Workshop, Gonbad, Iran (2010)
The first international workshop on the international occultation, by middle east section of the international occultation timing association (IOTA/ME) and Astronomical Society of Iran in November 2010 was held in Gonbad-e Kaous. The three-day workshop speakers such as doctor, Mohammad Reza Norouzi, Mr. Arya Sabouri, Mr. Attila Poro and Mr. David Galt various specialized topics in the field of astronomical occultation, compactly presented within 15 hours. Seventy-four participants of the opening ceremony of the workshop, visited the world's tallest brick tower, along with a description leader, and after the ceremony, they visited an exciting horse riding competition. During the workshop, the international occultation timing association officially introduced the Middle East section as a new part of its global convection on its website. It should be noted that the successful holding of workshops sponsored by organizations based in the city such as the Gonbad e Kavous Governors, Mayors, Department of Education, Office of Islamic Guidance, Equestrian Collections, Makhtoom Gholi Faraghi International Foundation, Gonbad e Kavous Bus website, Turkmen students and alumni, Gonbad-e Kavous Health network, SAHRA a local journal and the police. The workshop finally provided participants with a certificate of attendance.