Alice Buck watching the partial eclipse. Rock Bush preparing a telescope for projection of the eclipse image on the wall.

The last eclipse
of the millennium in Iran

Alan Hale, holding Ali Parsa's camera, prepares for the totality.

On 11 August 1999 a total solar eclipse occured which was visible in Europe, the Middle East, and India. Iran was one of the best places to view this enchanting celestial event.

Zirakzadeh Science Foundation, a science center organizer in Iran invited Dr. Alan Hale among a group of  scientists and science enthusiasts to watch this event in Iran. Besides visiting Iranian cities of Tehran, Zanjan, Hamadan, Kermanshah, Khorramabad, Esfahan, and Shiraz, the group watched the total solar eclipse in the resort town of Chadegan, near Esfahan.

Go to Doug Biesecker's site for pictures of this trip.

The participants were:

Doug Biesecker
Alice Buck
Rock Bush
Alan Hale
Stacy Heen
George Kriflik
Lynda Kriflik
Greg Lester
Stephanie Lester
William Green Miller
Suzanne Miller
Russell Schweikart
Nancy Ramsey
Carolyn Yale

NASA's page on August 11 Total Solar Eclipse
Information from the experts.
Fred Espenak's Page
The page on solar eclipse.
Mr. Eclipse
Another page from Fred Espenak with great images of the Aug. 11 total solar eclipse. The beautiful image at the top of this page is taken from this site. Thanks Fred!
Wendy Carlos Solar Eclipse Photos
Best solar eclipse photos anywhere.
MSNBC Article on traveling in Iran
Recommends Esfahan as a must see 'in a life time'.
A report by Stephanie Lester about the eclipse in Iran.
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