Results of the 7th IOTA/ME Summer School of Astronomy Certification

Results of the 7th IOTA/ME Summer School of Astronomy Certification

After the completion of the 7th IOTA/ME Summer School of Astronomy project, scientific certification results were announced.
Names of participants who have obtained the scientific certification: Fatemeh Davoudi, Rahimeh Foroughi, Hajar Karami, Elaheh Lashgari, Sima Modarres, Sepideh Hoshyar, Amin Boudesh, Morteza Ghanbarzadeh, Salar Ebadi, Nilufar Pilghush, Ali Sojoudizadeh, S. Fatemeh Hasheminasab, Sina Bakhshandeh, S. Zahra Azarniur, Hossein Khezri, Parham Eisvandi, Jabar Rahimi, Amirhossein Dehghani, Mohammad Homayouni
Read More...

The research paper of the 6th Astronomical Summer School of Iran has been published in New Astronomy Journal

The research paper of the 6th Astronomical Summer School of Iran has been published in New Astronomy Journal

Title: Light Curve Analysis of Ground-Based Data from Exoplanets Transit Database
Authors: F. Davoudi; S. J. Jafarzadeh; A. Poro; O. Basturk; S. Mesforoush; A. Fasihi Harandi; MJ. Gozarandi; Z. Zare Mehrjardi; P. D. Maley; S. Khakpash; K. Rokni; A. Sarostad
Abstract: Photometric observations of exoplanet transits can be used to derive the orbital and physical parameters of an exoplanet. We analyzed several transit light curves of exoplanets that are suitable for ground-based observations whose complete information is available on the Exoplanet Transit Database (ETD). We analyzed transit data of planets including HAT-P-8 b, HAT-P-16 b, HAT-P-21 b, HAT-P-22 b, HAT-P-28 b and HAT-P-30 b using the AstroImageJ (AIJ) software package. In this paper, we investigated 82 transit light curves from ETD, deriving their physical parameters as well as computing their mid-transit times for future Transit Timing Variation (TTV) analyses. The Precise values of the parameters show that using AIJ as a fitting tool for follow-up observations can lead to results comparable to the values at the NASA Exoplanet Archive (the NEA). Such information will be invaluable considering the numbers of future discoveries from ground and space-based exoplanet surveys.

Link:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1384107619300508?via%3Dihub#!
Read More...

7th IOTA/ME summer school of astronomy (2019)

7th IOTA/ME summer school of astronomy (2019)

7th IOTA/ME summer school of astronomy, was held in Astronomical Research Center (ARC), Qom, Iran, 13-16 Agust 2019.
196 persons were registered for this school, but 21 persons from Iranian astronomers was chosen by science committee, to participate in this summer school. IOTA/ME summer schools support by IAU.
Read More...