Iranian researcher converts car into mobile astronomical observatory

April 27, 2018 - 11:35

TEHRAN – An Iranian researcher has converted a cargo trailer into a mobile astronomical observatory.

Being the first mobile observatory manufactured in Iran, it provides all facilities for astronomers, the designer and manufacturer Kazem Mehrabi said on Monday.

“It is equipped with telescope and observatory tools and by the car we can travel the place where an astronomical event is happening,” he explained, Mehr reported.

The project, which is certified by the geographical department of Iran’s Armed Forces, plans to provide public outreach, education and inspiration both for children and adults, he added.

He said that the car is equipped with seismometer, which would be used to measure earthquakes in remote areas, he concluded.

Tehran’s Book Garden will be the first destination of the observatory, he announced.


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