Colin Cunningham (UKATC), David Buckley (SAAO) and Martin Cullum (ESO) joined the International Advisory Board of INO project.
Iranian National Observatory review meeting was held at IPM involving 12 experts in design, construction, and management of large ground-based telescopes.
INO annual science meeting was held in July 2017. Astronomers from around the country, the board of the Astronomical Society of Iran (ASI) a well as the local officials from the region where the site is being developed were present. The meeting was also attended by the public media.