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.