An agreement between IOTA/ME and the University of Garmian-Kurdistan-Iraq

IOTA/ME and the University of Garmian-Kurdistan-Iraq have agreed to sign an agreement. According to this agreement, University of Garmian officially became a member of (IOTA/ME) in Kurdistan-Iraq and has the opportunity to hold a seminar, workshop, and international conference in the fields of occultation, eclipse, planetary science, astrobiology and other related subjects.
This agreement has been signed on 16/8/2017 and is eligible for five years.

An agreement between IOTA/ME and the University of Garmian-Kurdistan-Iraq

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Publication of IOTA/ME members' paper in NEW ASTRONOMY JOURNAL

Publication of IOTA/ME members' paper in NEW ASTRONOMY JOURNAL

A new paper with title “First light curve analysis of the high-amplitude Delta Scuti star GSC 4552–1498” has been recently accepted and published in the ISI journal New Astronomy. The Authors are “S. J. Jafarzadeh” and “A. Poro”.

In this paper, a HADS variable star is observed at three filter in Alborz observatory in Karaj. By analyzing its light curves, a new ephemeris and oscillation modes were presented. Furthermore, some of the star’s physical parameters including its mass, radius and luminosity were calculated and Two color diagram of different phases of the star were depicted.

This paper is accessible by the link below:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1384107616301774
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Asteriod occultation (22 Kalliope and Linus) Dec. 2016


Occultaion of 9/2 magnitude star by two asteroid.
On 24 Dec 2016 at 22:53 (UT), Kalliope and Linus (which is the known companion of Kaliope) will occultation with star TYC 2430-01124-1.
Here is a link to Derek’s Google map showing the predicted path for both Kalliope and Linus:

http://www.poyntsource.com/New/Google/Kalliope_Linus_2.HTM
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IOTA/ME Members Participated to The Seventh Moscow Solar System Symposium

Starting from 2010, the Space Research Institute holds annual international symposium on Solar system exploration.
The Seventh Moscow international Solar System Symposium (7M-S3) was held from October 10 till 14, 2016. The president of IOTA/ME and two other members participated there. Mr. Atila Poro talked about Grazing Asteroid Occultation, and Mrs. Mojdeh Dalirsharami (and S. Ebadi Rad) talked about Martian evolution and habitability: From the planet formation to the Possibility of DNA and RNA synthesis on the planet Mars, and also Mrs. Parya Abouhamzeh presented a poster about studying Moon's edge with occultation methods.

IOTA/ME Members Participated to The Seventh Moscow Solar System Symposium

http://ms2016.cosmos.ru.
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Occultation of A 9th Magnitude Star by the Asteroid Eros

On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, the small asteroid 433 Eros will eclipse a star (HIP 110246) along a path stretching from Europe to Asia. Part of that path crosses northern Iran north of Tehran and perhaps touching the south edge of the Caspian Sea at 20:41:40 UT. This converts to 01:11:40 am in Wednesday August 3. The path is a mere 15 km. The star is magnitude 8.68 and so there will be a 3.4 magnitude drop (as seen visually) for up to a short 1.8 seconds!!

BY: PAUL D. MALEY (INTERNATIONAL OCCULTATION TIMING ASSOCIATION)

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Occultation of A 9th Magnitude Star by the Asteroid Eros

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