INO: Behind the dream

  Mahmoud Ghomi, also known as Moshaver-al-Molk Mahmoudi, was among 42 students who had been sent to Europe by the governmental scholarship in 1858 to learn the modern science and technology. This was the first group of Iranian students who were selected to learn modern science and bring…

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.…