Minor Planet (276163) Tafreshi

Asteroid now known as (276163) Tafreshi was identified by its discoverer in July 2009, on archival images from June 13, 2002 at the Mt. Palomar, USA. Minor planet Tafreshi orbits the Sun once every 5.1 years and its diameter is approximately 1900 meters. On its path the distance of asteroid from the Sun varies from 2.3 to 3.0 astronomical units. Babak Amin Tafreshi (b. 1978) is an Iranian-born photographer, journalist and amateur astronomer. He was the winner of the 2009 Lennart Nilsson Award for Scientific Photography, and the founder of The World at Night project.

International Nightscape Conference 2015

For photographers and other artists who connect the Earth & night sky, bridging art & science. September 29 to October 2 in La Palma, the stargazing paradise of Canary Islands.

TWAN Workshops Continue in Iran

TWAN workshops and exhibits in Zanjan is a series of prominent educational astrophotography programs (every 2 years) with a growing popularity in Iran.

New Publication: TWAN Book in Japanese

The World at Night has its first official book published in three languages: German, Dutch and Japanese. The large coffee-table book is illustrated with some of the most beautiful TWAN photos.