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.
The restoration of the main 20” telescope, upgrading its instruments, and the dome is also planned for the next six months. These include repairing the control system of the telescope and re-coating the telescope’s 51cm primary mirror. The mirror was coated in 1973 and since then it was only cleaned for a few times.
We hope that the renovation of the building and restoration of the telescope, attract many visitors to the observatory in the near future. The observatory has also planned new educational courses and will hopefully host many professional schools, workshops, and meetings in the coming years.