Message from the President
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.
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.
Presentation of The Scientific Activities of the
National Observatory of Athens
Participation of NOA in a new H2020 project
Thessaloniki, May 2016. A consortium of 12 partners in six European countries has launched a project to develop a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for improving the efficiency and transparency of the compliance with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) monitoring procedure. The RECA [ ... ]Περισσότερα
The FORSPEF system highlighted by the ESA’s Space ...
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 Research and Technology Group of IAASARS in the framework of the ESA Contract No. 4000109641/13/NL/AK " [ ... ]Περισσότερα
"Solar variability and its heliospheric effects" ...
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 held from 2-6 November 2015, at the History Museum of the University of Athens. The conference was inau [ ... ]Περισσότερα
NELIOTA 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 Newall telescope in Penteli to obtain the first images of the Moon and other astronomical objects. T [ ... ]Περισσότερα
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