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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"An Introduction To Studying And Observation of Exoplanets" book is published

This book is a brief study for observation and analyzing Exoplanets. More concentration for collecting this book was related to answering some amateur astronomer’s daily needs and give more knowledge about Exoplanets structure and a short history for their formation(historical view) for every person who likes know about them.
"An Introduction To Studying And Observation of Exoplanets" book is published

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Department of astrobiology in IOTA/ME started

Department of astrobiology in IOTA/ME started
Department of astrobiology in IOTA/ME is started. The department's goal is to work in different areas of astrobiology and in order to achieve this goal, the department is ready to do research in association with various national and international organisations regarding this multidisciplinary field.

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