• simonvouet English2

    Simon Vouet (1590 - 1649), The Muses Urania and Calliope (1634)

    National Gallery of Art, USA

  • Τηλεσκόπιο Αρίσταρχος English

    Aristarchos Telescope, Helmos Observatory

  • Helmos National Geographic English

    Helmos Observatory, Photography: Harry Katzjaeger
    Source: "Top Shots," National Geographic, June 2012

  • Eskimo Nebula NGC2392 English

    Eskimo Nebula (NGC2392), Aristarchos Telescope, Observer: Dr. Ioannis Alikakos (NOA)

    Digital Image Processing: Theofanis Matsopoulos.

  • Μουσείο Γεωαστροφυσικής English

    Geoastrophysics Museum, Thissio

  • Εκπαίδευση στο ΕΑΑ English

    Summer School in Astrophysics

  • Τηλεπισκόπηση-Γή English

    Remote Sensing & Earth Observation

  • Greece from ISS English

    Greece from the International Space Station

    Photography: Paolo Nespoli, ESA astronaut

  • 3D Sun English

    3D Image of the Sun from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission of NASA.

    Source: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory

  • Helicorder English

    Analogue seismograph recorder

  • Geothermal English
  • Παλιρροιογραφος English

    Tide-gauge of the Instittute of Geodynamics at Vlyhada, Santorini.

  • Πειραμα Ulusses English
    Recovered  Ocean Bottom Seismometers on board of research vessel in the frame of the ULYSSES scientific program
  • Meteo historic archive english

    The historic archive of NOA/IERSD with recordings of climatic observations dated from the mid-19th century is one of the oldesr sources of climatic information for Eastern Medirranean.

  • Meteo time-series graph English

    The evolution of the average annual temperature in Athens from the mid-19th century until today, according to the records of the historic station NOA/IERSD (Hill Nymphs Thission).

  • Researchers Night 2014

    Pnyx Hill: Citizens observe the night sky through telescopes of NOA

    Researchers Night 2014

  • Researchers Night 2014

    Pnyx Hill: Citizens observe the night sky through telescopes of NOA

    Researchers Night 2014

Message from the President

kt1The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) was established in 1842 by the Vienna-based national benefactor George Sinas. It carries out state-of-the-art basic and applied research in collaboration with other world-leading research centers.  The activities of NOA are organized in 3 institutes staffed with high quality scientific, research and technical personnel:  the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, the Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, and  the Geodynamics Institute.

NOA’s research activities are focused on the terrestrial interior, the atmospheric environment and Space, from the interplanetary medium to the astronomical Universe. Basic and applied research is conducted by using observational data from hundreds of ground based stations and several modern space probes. The Centre, with its rich scientific outcomes and activities, is linked to entrepreneurship, culture, education and the popularization of science. NOA offers critical social services, such as a daily monitoring of seismicity and issuing earthquake alerts to the Greek State Authorities on a 24/7 basis, weather forecasting, forest fires monitoring, ionospheric activity recording, continuation of a 150 years long climatic dataset and operation of one of the largest European telescopes. It also provides the national gate to the European Space Agency. The research centre has also an important contribution to public outreach via its popular visitors centers at Penteli, Thission  and the Geoastrophysics Museum.

 


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NOA News


The FORSPEF system highlighted by the ESA’s Space Environmen...
07 Mar 2016The FORSPEF system highlighted by the ESA’s Space Environment Section

The FORSPEF (FORecasting Solar Particle Events and Flares) prototype system is presented by the Space Environment Section of ESA/ETEC. The FORSPEF system was developed and is operated by The Space Res [ ... ]

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"Solar variability and its heliospheric effects" Conference
20 Nov 2015

Under the auspices of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing of NOA, the International Conference 'SOLAR VARIABILITY AND ITS HELIOSPHERIC EFFECTS' was hel [ ... ]

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NELIOTA camera first light
30 Oct 2015NELIOTA camera first light

The new Andor Zyla scientific CMOS fast-frame camera for the NELIOTA project, funded by ESA, saw first light on October 20th. NELIOTA team members connected the state-of-the-art camera to the 62.5 cm  [ ... ]

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IAASARS participation in the 25th Anniversary of the Hubble ...
27 Apr 2015IAASARS participation in the 25th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope

Dr. A. Bonanos, Associate Researcher of IAASARS/NOA, was part of the science team that obtained observations of the Westerlund 2 cluster, which were released to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the [ ... ]

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News Archive

ΝΟΑ meets the Press


  • Astrophysics must be included as a lesson at schools

    Eleftherotypia, 24/11/2013

    Astrophysics must be included as a lesson at schools
    Prof. Kanaris Tsinganos (President of the National Observatory of Athens, Professor at the University of Athens)

  • Science for Environment Policy

    17/10/2013, Science for Environment Policy

    Ozone levels will vary across Europe under furure climatic change

  • Reopening of the Newall Telescope

    19/9/2013, in.gr
    The visitor center at Penteli reopens its doors to the public.

  • GEIN new building ΓΕΙΝ

    7/8/2013, naftemporiki.gr

    Construction of the new building of the Institute of Geodynamics.

  • Mapping of active fire cores

    7/8/2013, kathimerini.gr

    Real-time mapping of active fιre cores with the aid of satellite remote sensing.

  • Socrates Now
    naftemporiki.gr, 6/8/2013
    Performance 'SOCRATES NOW' for the 23d Philosophy Congress at the premises of the National Observatory of Athens
  • Europa Nostra

    europanostra.org, 16/6/2013

    Placido Domingo and Androulla Vassiliou Starred the Reception at the National Observatory of Athens.

  • Proba-3

    May 2013, Ε&Τ Newsletter

    Research in the Sun with central Greek participation.

  • Probing into the great depths where earthquakes occur

    May 2013, E&T Newsletter

    Probing into the great depths where earthquakes occur!

  • ESA invests in Greek Scientists

    8/3/2013, Zougla.gr

    ESA invests in Greek Scientists

  • Αρίσταρχος-Πρώτη Δημοσίευση

    March 2013,Ε&Τ Newsletter

    Aristarhos telescope brought to light ancient nebula.

  • Πόσο επικίνδυνα είναι τα επεισόδια «αιθαλομίχλης»;

    March 2013, E&T Newsletter

    How dangerous are the episodes of smog;

  • H ελληνική κρίση... ορατή και από το Διάστημα

    15/3/2013, ethnos.gr

    The Greek crisis ... visible from space: Burning wood for heating contributes to smog levels.

The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) was established in 1842 by the Vienna-based national benefactor George Sinas. It carries out state-of-the-art basic and applied research in collaboration with other world-leading research centers.  The activities of NOA are organized in 3 institutes staffed with high quality scientific, research and technical personnel:  the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing , the Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, and  the Geodynamics Institute.

Events Calendar

Penteli Visitor Center
Thissio Visitor Center
Geoastrophysics Museum
Other Events
Educational program on Meteorology

Real Time Seismicity

Institute of Geodynamics
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Weather Forecast

View the latest weather forecasts, maps, and alerts for Greece on meteo.gr
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Lightning Activity

 

Thunder And Lightning Observing System
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The Sky Today

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Fire Detection & Monitoring

A 24-hour satellite based service
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Diachronic Inventory of Forest Fires
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Urban Temperatures

Real-time Monitoring of Urban Temperatures from Space
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