Space and I:
My father indeed caused my interest to space. His hobby was astronomy and in my childhood, when we were living in Maragheh, my birthplace and the city of ancient astronomy, I was witnessing how he observed the sky nightly and very often talked to me about the Sun, Moon and planets and the wonders of Space. His vision had a good impression on me about the space and understanding it and what happens in it. This interest led me to choose physics as the subject for my academic studies. Before going to the University of Tehran for studying physics there I was in correspondence with someone called Mr. Kamran Kaviani a member of an amateur astronomical society based in Tehran and also the student of physics in Tehran University. Mr. Kaviani was one year older than me and therefore entered to the University of Tehran a year before me and before the advent of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. He later completed his studies in physics in Iran and got a PhD degree in Physics. He was very clever and serious person and when I joined him in Tehran University to study physics he persuaded me very much to follow the subject of astronomy and space. This initiated a deep interest in me to focus and pay attention more to space. I was studying different subjects about space afterwards in the books and magazines available to me in the library of the university and media. ….
Last updated: 28th January 2011
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