The First Workshop of Variable Star’s Department (2012)

In this one day workshop, that was held on Thursday 12July 2012 at the conference hall of Iranian Space Agency in Karaj, the workgroup of eclipsing variables’ members were participated.

The First Workshop of Variable Star’s Department (2012)

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Workshops on Occultation in Zaferanieh Observatory in Tehran (2011)

The fourth workshop of astronomical occultations was opened with speech of Dr. Mohammad Reza (Pejman) Norouzi in Tehran - Zaferanieh Observatory on 22 July 2011 . The workshop was held in one day and coordinated by International Occultation Timing Association Middle East Section (IOTA/ME) , Center for intellectual development of children and adolescents in Tehran and Avastar astronomical center . 52 persons from Azadshahr, Tabriz, Tehran , Zahedan , Birjand, Ahvaz, Shiraz , Abade, Esfahan , Gonbadekabus , Mashhad , Arak , Gheshm , Talesh , Maraghe, Rasht and Dezful were attened in this workshop.

Workshops on Occultation in Zaferanieh Observatory in Tehran (2011)

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Regional Workshop on Occultation in Fars Province (2011)

A single day work shop on occultation was held in Shiraz on Friday 13th of May 2011 based on kind effort of Aseman-e-Fars astronomy institute managed by Mr. Mostafa Hesam-pour and Mr. Farzad Ashkar. The work shop was held in two times in the morning and in the afternoon, in six hours at the institute office with the attendance of seventeen people from Shiraz, Nyriz, Abadeh, Jahrom and Eghlid and Mr. Atila Poro (IOTA-ME President) as the lecturer of the workshop. At the end of the work shop certificates of attendance were granted to the attendees. It should be highly considered that for the first time occultation softwares were taught practically by computers in this work shop.

Regional Workshop on Occultation in Fars Province (2011)

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The 3th International Workshop on Occultation and Eclipse (2012)

Third International Conference on Occultation and Eclipse on was held on 1 - 3 November, 2012 by IOTA/Middle East at the Space Research Institute in Tehran and sponsored by Iran Space Agency and also the International Astronomical Union. 
This conference held in three workshops: Eclipsing variable stars (November 1), Occultation and TNOs (November 2), Exoplanets (November 3). 108 people participated in the Conference.
In these 3 days with organizers efforts, prominent foreign and domestic speakers and a large number of active members of IOTA/ME presented their speech. Despite lots of limitations two foreign speakers, from Germany and French attended in this conference.

The 3th International Workshop on Occultation and Eclipse (2012)

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The Second International Workshop on Occultation and Eclipse (2011)

The Second international and annual astronomical occultation (level A) had been held in Dezful, Khuzestan, from 15 to 17 of November by Middle East Section of international occultation timing association (IOTA/ME) and also cultural heritage organization of Khuzestan center. 46 persons from Ahwaz, Tabriz, Tehran, Zahedan, Birjand, Dezful, Shiraz, Abadeh, Esfahan, Borojerd, Rasht, Arak and boushehr participated in this workshop. It is important to mention that participants permitted to be in workshop after general knowledge evaluation and interview.

The Second International Workshop on Occultation and Eclipse (2011)
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Isfahan National Workshop on Binary Variables (2012)

Greetings to IOTA/ME Workshop
On behalf of the International Astronomical Union it is a pleasure for me to greet you, the members of the IOTA, at your workshop in Esfahan. Astronomy is the most widely practiced international science and it is the one science where amateurs make important contributions to our science and the understanding of the universe. Amateur and professional astronomers work together to bring the discoveries of the cosmos to all people in a way that they understand that human life developed from the complex objects that make up the solar system, stars, and gas in our Galaxy.
The work of the IOTA in making careful measurements of timing phenomena and occultations helps us make more accurate models of the structure of astronomical objects. Your data are used in many papers by professional astronomers to support their calculations. The IAU appreciates your work and supports your interest in observing the sky and gathering and archiving accurate timing measurements.
We wish you an interesting and successful meeting in Esfahan, with continued success in all your astronomical activity.
Best regards,
Robert Williams (President, International Astronomical Union)

Isfahan National Workshop on Binary Variables (2012)

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