The Observatory of the Faculty of Sciences
The Observatory of the Faculty of Sciences was established in 40s Shamsi by Dr. Mohammad Ali Saadat at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. The Observatory activities well acknowledged in June 2004 with the live webcast of the transit of Venus against the Sun. Currently, the Observatory hold public visits for schools, educational institutes, universities, etc. The practical sections of Observational Astronomy courses are arranged in this Observatory. Pupils and students whose observational projects are approved by the Department of Physics of the Faculty of Sciences of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad can take advantage of the facilities of the Observatory as well. In order to observe and record the phenomena such as eclipses, transit of planets and the like, Observatory holds other observational programs (for public or specialists).
The observatory consists of 8 and 14-inch Schmidt–Cassegrain reflecting Telescope, CCD Imaging Camera, Spectrograph.