Building Bridges:
Cooperation of UK and Iranian Astronomers

Keele University (UK), 23 August 2011

A one-day meeting was organised, to bring together astronomers from Iran and from the UK, but also anyone else who are interested in collaboration or in Iranian science or its rich and diverse culture.

Following in the footsteps of famous ancient Persians, astronomers in modern Iran enjoy a renaissance of their science. It is popular with students, who enjoy growing opportunities of postgraduate studies. A prestigious institute for astronomy has been founded, and a national observatory is being constructed on a central-Iranian mountaintop.

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