News

  • 2017/4/23

    The Renovation of Biruni Observatory

    April 2017, Biruni Observatory of Shiraz University is undergoing a major renovation. The building is closed since March 2017 and the interior will be renovated for attracting more visitors and increasing facilities for public tours.

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  • 2017/3/4

    Prof. Alexandre Vazdekis visited Biruni Observatory


    On March 4th and 5th, 2017, Prof. Alexandre Vazdekis from IAC institute in Spain, visited Biruni Observatory and Shiraz University. During this visit, Prof. Vazdekis talked with researchers and students about the current projects at Shiraz University.

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  • 2016/8/30

    The President IAU Division C for Astronomy Education visited Biruni Observatory


    Prof. John Hearnshaw, the President IAU Division C for Astronomy Education, Outreach and Heritage Visited Biruni Observatory and Physics Department of Shiraz University on August 30th, 2016. During his visit, he discussed the possible future collaborations and organizing events by the help of Shiraz University.

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Events

  • One-day Workshop

    One-day Workshop

    12 October 2017

    Title: Science with Small Telescopes

    In the era of large and extremely large telescopes, the role of small telescopes is still important in astronomical research. Detection of exoplanets and studying low surface brightness galaxies are two prominent area of research activity that these small telescopes can contribute to the community these days. The aim of this workshop is to gather specialists and discuss how astronomers can benefit and learn from the small telescopes.

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  • One-day Workshop

    One-day Workshop

    5 March 2017

    Title: Traces of Galaxy Formation

    Speaker: Prof. Alexandre Vazdekis (IAC, Spain)


    The workshop will take place on March 5th, 2017, at Biruni Observatory, Shiraz University. The aim of this workshop is to introduce the field of galaxy formation and evolution. The topics of the workshop are:
    • Stellar Populations
    • Galaxy Dynamics
    • Morphology

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  • Seminar

    Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 2016.

    Title: Period & Light Curve Study of the Overcontact Eclipsing Binary V523-Cas

    Speaker: Mahya Mohammadi
    Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 2016.
    12-13pm
    Location, Conference Room, Department of Physics.

History

History

Biruni Observatory is the first professional astronomical observatory built in Iran after the Islamic Golden Age (8th – 15th centuries). The Biruni Observatory is located on top of a hill, in the northwest of Shiraz, and is connected to the main campus of the Shiraz University via Safa Road. The elevation of the observatory from the sea level is 1740 meters and about 180 meters above the city of Shiraz.

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Gallery

Gallery

Photos and vidoes of Biruni Observatory during the last four decades which have been taken by students and researches at this center or by visitors…

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About Us

About Us

Biruni Observatory was established in 1977 to become a center for education and research in astronomy and astrophysics. Over the last four decades, the activities in the observatory have been divided into two major educational and research groups. The research is done in theoretical and observational divisions. The observational groups basically conduct research by gathering data using different telescopes at the observatory or by collaboration with international teams…

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Contact Us

Biruni Observatory, Eram Square, Shiraz University
Shiraz 71454, Iran

Phone : +98 (0)71 3626-9422
+98 (0)71 3629-2408
+98 (0)71 3613-7044
Fax : +98 (0)71 3646-0839