to an upcoming exhibition in Paris will get the
opportunity to observe Iran’s night sky through
live satellite images, the Persian service of CHN
reported on Thursday.
from Sky to Earth” opens on September 27 at the Paris Observatory (Observatoire
de Paris), according to the Iranian cultural attaché in Paris.
photos of Iran’s starry sky and historical monuments and slides taken by
Iranian astronomers will be put on display at the observatory, Hojjatollah
main part of the exhibition consists of photos and posters of the night
sky of Fars Province and Persepolis. In addition, the entrance stairs of
the Paris Observatory will be decorated in Iranian style, and a replica of
one of the capitals of Persepolis will be constructed and placed at the
entrance,” he explained.
Iranian and foreign experts have been invited to participate in a
conference on astronomy which is to be held on the sidelines of the
exhibition, and short documentaries on astronomy in Iran will also be
screened, he stated.
Secretary-General Koichiro Matsuura will be the guest of honor in the
opening ceremony. Musicians from IRIB have also been invited to perform at
the opening ceremony. The exhibition is being held concurrently with the
foreign cultural weeks in Paris.
year’s program of the Paris Observatory has been dedicated to Brazil and
its programs, but the Iranian Embassy convinced observatory officials to
allow an exhibition on Iran to be held as well, Ayyubi said in conclusion.
Observatoire de Paris is under the direction of the French Academy of
Sciences. It was founded by Louis XIV, and construction at the site in
Paris began in 1667.