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1 IOTA -ME annual report Marjan zakerin

2 Content Introduction of office Memberships and work groups
Publications Newspapers Cooperation with magazines and websites Book 4. Workshops, conferences and observations

3 Where is the office?

4 Aims and goals Why did we start?
To follow the aims and goals of IOTA society. To provide opportunity for practical and more scientific activities for amateur astronomers. Establishing faithful and direct international cooperations. Current status? IOTA-ME has reached up to 70% of the first goals inside the country

5 Membership and work groups
The registration announcement is once a year for 2 months in summer The applicants should submit their CV plus the membership application form Memberships are provided in 4 workgroups Occultation and Trans Neptunian objects Exoplanets Eclipsing variable stars Development of astronomical tools One year of education for all accepted people. In cooperation with iran aerospace agency and astronomz magayine. Later the highly motivated trained members would educate the new cmembers for the following year. 68, shiray uni. Sayman fazaee and iran astronomical society

6 Publications: newspapers
It is monthly Number of issues: 22. Number of pages: 15 – 20 and in 2 languages Distribution: sent by s to 1200 amateur astronomers, physicists and astronomers, and an average download of 300 times from website

7 Publications: magazines, websites and a book
2010 – 2011 An interview with David Dunhum in An interview with Paul Maley in 2 articles by Mohamad Reza Mirbagheri in 8 articles by Atila Pero 2012 The first book “Occulation” by Paul Maley and Atila Pero

8 Workshops, conferences and observations
3 days of eclipsing variable stars workshop in Esfahan – 115 participants Sponsored by Space Agency of Iran Aerospace agencz/ 16 ich mead telescope and ccd SBIG CM, dr williams

9 Workshops, conferences and observations
Occultation workshop, Tabriz - 35 participants Occultation workshop, Gonbad e kavos National occultation workshop in Tehran – 52 National occultation workshop, Damghan International occultation workshop in Dezful – 46 participants Occultation workshop, Shiraz Third international occultation in Tehran, 1-3 November 2012

10 Observations: Venus transit
Activities within 4 months before the transit 2 bulletin only for Venus transit– more than 140 pages More than 128 teams including 400 people registered from all over the country. Booklets teaching observation and timing of event were prepared, and distributed Preperation of a form for event recording by Atila Pero and John Talbort .

11 Observations: Venus transit
Achievements Collecting 77 standard reports 2 reports from Australia and USA Collaboration with John Talbort – Royal astronomical society of New Zealand 2 articles in IOTA- ME newspaper and Iranian astronomical journal. 9 teams which had better timing were appreciated by space agency One day seminar: to gather all the groups. Credit:IOTA- Me, Space agency observatory, Mahdasht, Telescope: meade 16

12 Outlook Despite all the challenges, we have make the promise to
Do our best………

13 Thanks for your attention

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