Project Organization


Director: Professor Habib Khosroshahi

School of Astronomy, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM)

Executive Manager: Fahimeh Ghaderi

Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM)

Technical Manager: Hooshdad Jenab

Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM)

Project Organogram


International Advisory Board

Professor Gerry Gilmour (chair)

Cambridge Institute of Astronomy and Optical Coordinator (Optical and Infrared Astronomy Coordination Network)

Mr. Colin Cunningham

British Astronomical Center – Observatory of Edinburgh, Scotland (UKATC), Member of ELT instrumentation workgroup

Professor Piro Salinari

Mechanical Designer of the Binocular Telescope (LBT)

Professor Pedro Alvarez

Director of the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC). In charge of building a 10-meter telescope

Dr. David Buckley

The scientific director of the 10-meter telescope project in South Africa and the main researcher in the Instrument Section of the South African Large Telescope (SALT)

Mr. Martin Cullum

Senior system engineer at European Southern Observatory (ESO) and involved in various projects including the VLT and is now an adviser.

In addition, the Iranian National Observatory has benefitted from the project of management and consultation of Professor Arne Ardeberg (University of Lund, Sweden) and other specialists from that university. In addition, other European universities and institutions, as well as the collaboration of the Isaac Newton Telescope Group (ING) in the field of education has had large impact on the progress of the project.