Project Organization

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Director and Project Manager: Professor Habib Khosroshahi

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

Executive Manager: Fahimeh Ghader
Technical Manager: Hooshdad Jenab
Telescope Cheif Mechanical Engineer: Masoud Bidar
Dome Cheif Mechanical Engineer: S. M. Mohajer
Cheif Software Engineer: Reza Ravanmehr
Mirror Support Engineer: Mahdi Saeidifar

International Advisory Board

Professor Gerry Gilmore (chair)

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

Prof. Colin Cunningham

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

Professor Piro Salinari

Mechanical Design Engineer of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT)

Professor Pedro Alvarez

Project Director for the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC)

Dr. David Buckley

The scientific director for the SLAT 10-meter telescope project and the main researcher in the Instrument Section

Dr. Martin Cullum

Senior system engineer at European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Prof. Lorenzo Zago

Optics and metrology, former project manager for DAG

In addition, the Iranian National Observatory has benefitted from the consultation and management expertise of Professor Arne Ardeberg (University of Lund, Sweden) and other specialists from around the world.