A Science Museum for Iran

برای ايران موزه علم بسازيم

I am a member of the Board of Trustees for Zirakzadeh Science Foundation. The foundation aims at building a science museum in Iran. So far we have been able to set up ten science centers in Tehran, and other cities. We have coperated with many national and international institutions. In Aug. 1999 we invited a group of American scientists to view the total solar eclipe. In 2004 we had a joint event with the cultural section of the French Embassy to view the Venus Transit from atop the historical Maragheh Observatory hill, in the city of Maragheh. About 1000 students from schools in Maragheh attended the event.

A ZSF Meeting

A presentation of ZSF about the Mars Pathfinder, the day after it landed in Mars

Foucault Pendulum

These are pictures of our effort to install a Foucault's pendulum in one of the science centers in Tehran, back in 1996. The basic design of the base of the pendulum was kindly sent to ZSF by the Deutsches Museum in Munich. The length is 12.5 m, and we were using climbers' safety equipment to do the job.

At the rooftop of the Bahman science center. Shapour Amiri-Khaledi at right. Picture taken by Hassan Mortazavi.

Installing the pendulum's base under the dome of science center.

Inspecting the installed pendulum.

The installation team: Younos Aslanian (who made the pendulum), Shapour Amiri-Khaledi, and Hassan Mortazavi.


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Pictures of a science trip to the US

San Jose Mercury story about ZSF

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