Publication of IOTA/ME members' paper

"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

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Publication of IOTA/ME members' paper

"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.

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IOTA/ME Departments

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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Second summer school of IOTA/ME will be held (2014)

Second IOTA/ME Astronomy Summer School entitled "Semi-professional Astronomy with small telescopes" will be held in Tabriz, Iran from September 13 to 16, 2014 by IOTA/ME, Iranian Space Agency (ISA), Ayaz astronomical group and Tabriz university. With support from IRanian Young Scholarc Club (IRYSC) and scientific help of Çanakkale University Observatory of Turkey and International Astronomical Union (IAU).
For more information, Iranian students and astronomers can visit the summer school website: www.iota-me.com/school.php

Second summer school of IOTA/ME will be held (2014)

Second summer school of IOTA/ME will be held (2014)

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The First Guilan (Province) Astronomy Summer School

6-7 August 2014
Faculty of Sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht

Organizers: The first Guilan astronomy summer school is organised by North Star Scientific Research Institute (NSSRI), International Occultation Timing Association Middle East section (IOTA/ME) and Research Association on Meteor and Meteorite(RAMM).
Subjects: Variable stars, Exoplanets, Meteor showers, Meteorites, Occultations
For registration: www.nssri.ir

The First Guilan (Province) Astronomy Summer School

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