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Kryoneri Observatory: For the first time online observation for the general public with the telescope


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The Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAADET) of the National Observatory of Athens (EAA) opens the Kryoneriou research telescopes in Corinth and "Aristarchos" in Kalavrita, aiming to contact Astromiki.

On Thursday, April 15 come true the first online event to present the operation and work of the 1.2 meter telescope of the National Observatory of Athens in Kryoneri, Corinth.

For the first time (weather permitting) there will be an online observation for the general public with the Kryoneri telescope.

The presentation will include: description of the characteristics of the telescope, the research programs implemented in the Kryoneri Observatory, such as the impacts of native asteroids / meteors on the surface of the Moon that the program studies FOUR, and the planning of future actions that are planned and concern both the research project and the offer to the general public of the Kryoneri Observatory of Corinth.

Schedule of the event

19:45 - 20:00

Welcome from the Director of IAADET Dr. Spyros Vasilakos.

The event will be welcomed by:

Mr. Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister of Research and Innovation

Prof. Manolis Pleionis, Director and Chairman of the Board of EAA

Mr. Anastasios Giolis, Deputy Regional Governor of Peloponnese

20:00 - 20:30

"Online tour of the Kryoneri Observatory and observation with the telescope".

Dr. Alexios Liakos, postdoctoral researcher at IAADET and operator of the Kryoneri telescope.

20:30 - 20:45

"The research project NELIOTA".

Dr. Alkisti Bonanou, Principal Investigator of IAADET and scientifically responsible for the project.

20:45 - 21:00

"The offer of the Kryoneri Observatory".

Dr. Spyros Vasilakos, Director of IAADET and President of the National Astronomical Committee.

Coordinated by Dr. Fiori - Anastasia Metallinou, astrophysicist, head of the Thissio Visitor Center IAADET.

You can watch the event live on the YouTube channel of IAADET: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hfRZLBC0Bg

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