Biruni Observatory News
Biruni Observatory Weekly WebinarsBiruni Observatory of Shiraz University has been trying to promote the field of astronomy and cosmology in the local region. For this reason, and due to the corona-virus pandemic situation, we have started to organize weekly webinars and inviting experts in different branches to present the recent developments or progress in their field of study and make students and researchers aware of current open questions. The webinars are usually organized for Mondays at 17:00 IR Time.
An annular solar eclipse 2020 at Biruni ObservatoryThe solar eclipse on June 21st, 2020 will broadcast live via the Biruni Observatory Instagram page (biruni.obs) for those who are interested to follow this event. In this event, we will be in touch with some great astrophotographers across the country to share their experiences.
Lunar Eclipse 2018 at Biruni ObservatoryThe “Lunar Eclipse” on July 27th, 2018 was a best excuse to invite faculty members of the Department of Physics at Shiraz University, students, and their families to visit the Biruni Observatory and observing the longest Lunar Eclipse of the century. The event was organized with the help of students who are active at the observatory. Many small telescopes were used for observing the eclipse besides other beautiful planets such as Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. A large number of participants attended at the Biruni Observatory and marked a memorable night for the institute, and a welcoming message to those who are interested in visiting the observatory for the upcoming events. (Photo Credit: Soroush Kazemi)
Astronomy Day 2018To raise the interest of the general public to the field of Astronomy, we are celebrating 2018 Astronomy Day on Friday, April 20 at historical Eram Garden in Shiraz. We cordially invite everyone to come and chat about the Universe and spend the time to observe celestial objects via our small telescopes.
40th Anniversary of Biruni ObservatoryThe 40th anniversary of Biruni Observatory will be held on Oct 11, 2017. Biruni Observatory was established in 1977, by Dr. Yousef Sobouti and Dr. Edward Guinan. Following the ceremony, the Biruni Observatory will be re-opened after a major renovation of the building and its facilities. In addition, there will be a one-day workshop on “Science with Small Telescopes” besides this event, on Oct 12, 2017.
The Renovation of Biruni ObservatoryApril 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.
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.
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.
April 19th, 2021Monday, April 12th, 2021
WebinarTitle: Cosmic abyss: Astrophysical tests of general relativity with gravitational waves and shadow of blackholes
Speaker: Alireza Allahyari (IPM)
Monday, April 19th, 2021
17:00 – 18:00
Question & Answer Session15 Feb 2021
Title: Physics Open DayBiruni Observatory and the Physics department of Shiraz University will be holding a question and answer session with Prof. Cumrun Vafa from the Harvard University on February 20th, 2021 at 19:00 IR time.
Physics Open Day14 December 2017
Title: Physics Open DayBiruni Observatory and the Physics department of Shiraz University will be holding the Physics open day on December 14th, 2017, to introduce different aspects of Physics and Astronomy to the interested high-school students. Participants will be visiting the Biruni Observatory and the laboratories of Physics Department during the day and attending different introductory lectures on Physics.
One-day Workshop12 October 2017
Title: Science with Small TelescopesIn 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.
One-day Workshop5 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