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[[File:Sepideh -filmens-billlede -lavkant -sepideh-med-teleskop -credit-paul-wilson-5f9ce8b86bafec0b2227471c42a8e4727906c6de-s800-c85.jpg|right|thumb|300px| Sepideh Hooshyar Image by Paul Wilson/Radiator Film]]'''Sepideh Hooshyar''' (born 1994) is an Iranian astronomer and physics expert. Sepideh was the subject of an award winning documentary film "Sepideh Reaching for the Stars" that has been screened and broadcast worldwide. The documentary written and directed by Berit Madsen premiered in-competition at the 2013 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam on November 24, 2013, and in-competition in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The film chronicles the life and challenges of a young Iranian woman who dares to dream—of a future in science, astronomy, and space exploration.  
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[[File:Sepideh -filmens-billlede -lavkant -sepideh-med-teleskop -credit-paul-wilson-5f9ce8b86bafec0b2227471c42a8e4727906c6de-s800-c85.jpg|right|thumb|300px| Sepideh Hooshyar - Image by Paul Wilson/Radiator Film]]'''Sepideh Hooshyar''' (born 1994) is an Iranian astronomer, physics expert, and honorary Ambassador of the AstronomyOutreach network.  
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Sepideh was the subject of an award winning documentary film "Sepideh Reaching for the Stars" that has been screened and broadcast worldwide. The documentary written and directed by Berit Madsen premiered in-competition at the 2013 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam on November 24, 2013, and in-competition in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The film chronicles the life and challenges of a young Iranian woman who dreams of a future in science, astronomy, and space exploration.  
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In an interview with Berit Madsen, she said ''"I was totally carried away when meeting Sepideh the first time and learned of the promise that she had made to her dead father to become a big space explorer to make him proud of his daughter and how she had teamed up with Albert Einstein and his non-conformist mindset to fight back the resistance to her unruly behavior that she was encountering from her surroundings."''
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''"I knew that I had to pursue this story of Sepideh that was taking me into another side of Iran – the story that isn’t about the oppression of women and victimisation, but about change coming to Iran."''
==Biography==
==Biography==
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Top astronomical observer in Iran(sofi and messier observing competition)
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[[File:Sepideh and her husband.jpg|right|thumb|200px| Sepideh and her husband Javad Naseri]]
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From the age of ten, I became familiar with astronomy and continued it despite the many obstacles. I teach children and adults astronomy and I am very keen to promote astronomy among children in deprived areas.
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''"You know, the best sense of the world is when you look at the sky. The first time I saw a meteor ... I did not think of anything ... Not to my dad who was dead .. And not to the people who were asleep! And that means calm."''
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In addition to my education, I am currently working on building an educational observatory (especially for children).
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My Life Movie with name"Sepideh Reaching for the Stars" It has been broadcast in many countries around the world, and I have been invited to the WIRED2016 World Inspirational women Conference.
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-Sepideh Hooshyar
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'''From the age of ten, Sepideh became familiar with astronomy''' and continued with her studies and observations despite many obstacles that she faced in her community and with her family. Eventually she became the top astronomical observer in Iran, winning the SOFI and Messier Observing competitions.
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Now married to Mayor Javad Naseri, and with a child, Sepideh continues to study physics and pursue her passion of studying astronomy with the support of her husband. In addition to her education, she is currently working on supernovae research and building an educational observatory with programs dedicated especially for children.
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==Outreach==
==Outreach==
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David Levy is a prolific speaker, writer, and public astronomy outreach enthusiast, where he and his wife [[Wendee Levy]] are often involved in showing the public the night sky. Levy is available for personal appearances and lectures.
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[[File:Sepideh children telescope.jpg|right|thumb|200px| Children in Iran Observing the Stars during one of Sepideh's Outreach Events]]
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[[File:Paulownia trees.jpg|right|thumb|200px| Javad and Sepideh growing Paulownia Trees]]
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Sepideh Hooshyar teaches children and adults astronomy and she is very keen to promote astronomy among children in deprived areas. One of the ways she supports her astronomy outreach activities for children is by growing and selling Paulownia trees.
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==Awards==
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==Recognition==
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The [[asteroid]] [[3673 Levy]] was named in his honour. Levy was awarded the C.A. Chant Medal of the [[Royal Astronomical Society of Canada]] in 1980. In 1993 he won the [[Amateur Achievement Award of Astronomical Society of the Pacific|Amateur Achievement Award]] of the [[Astronomical Society of the Pacific]]. In 2007, Levy received the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Edgar Wilson Award for the discovery of comets. In 2008, a special edition telescope, "The Comet Hunter" was co-designed by Levy.[http://explorescientific.com/sharingthesky/index.html ''David H. Levy Comet Hunter Special Edition Telescope'']
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==See also==
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Sepideh Hooshyar was among the invited to the WIRED2016 World Inspirational women Conference.
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*[[Astronomy Magazine]]
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*[[Eugene Merle Shoemaker|Eugene M. Shoemaker]]
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*[[Carolyn S. Shoemaker]]
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==External links==
==External links==
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[http://www.jarnac.org/ David Levy's Home Page]
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sepideh_(film) Sepideh Reaching for the Stars on Wikipedia]
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Latest revision as of 16:38, 14 October 2019

Sepideh Hooshyar - Image by Paul Wilson/Radiator Film
Sepideh Hooshyar (born 1994) is an Iranian astronomer, physics expert, and honorary Ambassador of the AstronomyOutreach network.

Sepideh was the subject of an award winning documentary film "Sepideh Reaching for the Stars" that has been screened and broadcast worldwide. The documentary written and directed by Berit Madsen premiered in-competition at the 2013 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam on November 24, 2013, and in-competition in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The film chronicles the life and challenges of a young Iranian woman who dreams of a future in science, astronomy, and space exploration.

In an interview with Berit Madsen, she said "I was totally carried away when meeting Sepideh the first time and learned of the promise that she had made to her dead father to become a big space explorer to make him proud of his daughter and how she had teamed up with Albert Einstein and his non-conformist mindset to fight back the resistance to her unruly behavior that she was encountering from her surroundings."

"I knew that I had to pursue this story of Sepideh that was taking me into another side of Iran – the story that isn’t about the oppression of women and victimisation, but about change coming to Iran."

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Biography

Sepideh and her husband Javad Naseri

"You know, the best sense of the world is when you look at the sky. The first time I saw a meteor ... I did not think of anything ... Not to my dad who was dead .. And not to the people who were asleep! And that means calm."

-Sepideh Hooshyar

From the age of ten, Sepideh became familiar with astronomy and continued with her studies and observations despite many obstacles that she faced in her community and with her family. Eventually she became the top astronomical observer in Iran, winning the SOFI and Messier Observing competitions.

Now married to Mayor Javad Naseri, and with a child, Sepideh continues to study physics and pursue her passion of studying astronomy with the support of her husband. In addition to her education, she is currently working on supernovae research and building an educational observatory with programs dedicated especially for children.

Outreach

Children in Iran Observing the Stars during one of Sepideh's Outreach Events
Javad and Sepideh growing Paulownia Trees

Sepideh Hooshyar teaches children and adults astronomy and she is very keen to promote astronomy among children in deprived areas. One of the ways she supports her astronomy outreach activities for children is by growing and selling Paulownia trees.

Recognition

Sepideh Hooshyar was among the invited to the WIRED2016 World Inspirational women Conference.

External links

Sepideh Reaching for the Stars on Wikipedia

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