International Workshop on Occultation and Eclipse

The Eighth International Workshop on Occultation and Eclipse
Istanbul, Turkey
March 1-2, 2018

Dear Colleagues,
We are glad to invite you to participate in the international workshop on “Occultation and Eclipse” which will be held at the Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, on March 1-2, 2018.

Starting from 2010, International Occultation Timing Association, Middle East section (IOTA/ME) holds annual international workshop on Occultation and Eclipse. Main topics of these workshop include wide range of researches related to Occultation and eclipsing systems; like planetary science; exoplanets, Moon(s), small bodies in solar system, observation processing, Sun and Solar system objects and etc. Therefore, a large range of topics that can be linked to Occultation and Eclipse, can be relevant at the workshop.

Workshop sessions:
Session: Occultation, Moon, Calendars
Session: Trans-Neptunian Objects, Asteroids, Comets
Session: Exoplanets, Planetary Science, Variable Stars
Session: Observation process, Spectroscopy
Session+: High Energy Astrophysics, Astrobiology

- International Occultation Timing Association, Middle East section (IOTA/ME)
- Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

- International Astronomical Union (IAU)
- Turkish Astronomical Society (TAD)
- JOE Journal (
- TAMAP Journal (

Scientific Committee:
- Atila Poro (International Occultation Timing Association, Middle East section)
- Asst. Prof. Murat HUDAVERDI (Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey)
- Prof. Prof. Luis Vazquez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
- Prof. Roger Ferlet (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris CNRS, France)
- Associate Prof. Tolga GUVER (Istanbul University, Turkey)
- Prof. Mehmet Emin OZEL (Fatih Sultam Mehmet Vakif University, Turkey)
- Dr. Soleiman Hosseinpour (Shahrood University of Technology, Iran)
- S. Mohamad Jamil Enayati (University of Garmian, Iraq)
- Dr. David W. Dunham (IOTA,USA)
- Prof. Pilar Romero (Complutense University, Spain)

Local Organizing Committee:
- Asst. Prof. Murat HUDAVERDI (General Secretary)
- Asst. Prof. Macide CANTURK RODOP
- Muhammed Kiyami ERDIM
- Nergis CESUR

Deadlines & Important Dates:
- February 1, 2018: Deadline for abstract submission
- February 2, 2018: Deadline for article submission
- February 10, 2018: Program released
- February 16, 2018: Final registration deadline
- February 27-28, 2018: Arrival to Istanbul
- March 1-2, 2018: Workshop in Istanbul
- March 3-4, 2018: Departure from Istanbul

Participating fee:
The cost of participating in the workshop for students is 30$ and for other is 40$.

Workshop language:

Davutpaşa Campus:
Davutpaşa Mah.
Davutpaşa Caddesi
34220 Esenler- İstanbul
Tel : +90 212 383 70 70
Fax: +90 212 383 40 11

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