Drones: From Earth to the clouds of Venus and beyond

Before Venus became the hottest and most hostile planet of our solar system, it could host a vast ocean of liquid water and even now, it could be habitable for some microbial life.…

TESS, A New exoplanet hunter

Falconry; This is the name of a sport and ancient method of hunting. In this method, hunters are using trained falcons to hunt. Now it is time for a galactic falconry. This time the planet hunters will use a Falcon to send their trap to space. Their targets are extrasolar…

In the memory of Bruce McCandless

This kind of news always is coming like a racking ball. You never can be ready for them. You know that someday you will face with them but, still, they put you in a state of shock.…

The Night Sky, The Forgotten Nature

The Night Sky, The Forgotten Nature: Uncovering the Impact of One Television Programme on Astronomy Communication in Iran In 2001, two brothers known as the Saffarianpour brothers started a television programme on Iranian state television called Aseman-e-shab (The Night Sky).…

Astronomy in Afghanistan

I wrote the following article, 4 years ago for AWB (Astronomers Without Borders) and thought that maybe still interesting for someone.…