Prof.John Hearnshaw, a retired professor from the University of Canterbury the one responsible for educational purposes at the International Astronomical Union IAU attended a seminar at Shiraz University titled “The Milky Way”.

He also had a meeting with officials at Abooreyhan Observatory to discuss different matters pertaining to astronomical issues. During their conversations, it was agreed that an international conference be held at Shiraz University with around 1400 attendees in 2019 by the International Astronomical Union.