The result of a student project on exoplanet's transit (April 2020)

The result of a student project on exoplanet's transit  (April 2020)

These results are a student project. This project was implemented in the transit of exoplanets. All steps were done through Internet communication. During this ten days project, a two-hour online training class and then the use of two software were taught. Students were able to extract the parameters of several exoplanets using data from the website of the Czech Astronomical Society (ETD).
Phoebe software has been used to calculate the normalized flux. Also, Exofast online software was also used to extract the initial parameters of transit. NEA's catalog for exoplanet was used for preliminary comparisons and some necessary information.
This short student project was done during 6-17 April 2020, and supported by the International Occultation Timing Association Middle East section, And teaching Mr. Atila Poro.

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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
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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#!
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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.
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5th Astronomy Summer School (IOTA/ME) 2017

5th Astronomy Summer School (IOTA/ME) 2017

5th astronomy summer school, was held in Alborz space center, 15-17 Agust 2017.
67 persons were registered for this school, but 13 persons from graduated students was chosen by science committee, to participate in this summer school. In this school, some titles such as Asteroids, Sun, Planetary science and Astrobiology, were more discussed about them. This summer was supported by ISA and IAU.
More information: www.iota-me.com/school.php
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