• Educational Activities for Students

    The educational program for children at Thissio Visitor Center starts in October

  • Doridis Telescope

    Doridis Telescope

  • WMO certificate
  • ttod_photo01
  • August

    August 2017 | Photo: Theofanis Matsopoulos


    Julius Schmidt, CHARTE DES GEBIRGE DES MONDES, 1878, ΝΟΑ Library

  • 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

NOA News

Dr. Alceste Bonanos was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant
04 Dec 2017

Dr. Alceste Bonanos, senior researcher at the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens, was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Commission. The project has a duration of 5 years, a budget of 1.1 million euros and the title is "Episodic Mass Loss in the Most Massive Stars: Key to Understanding the Explosive Early Universe”.

Recognition of National Observatory of Athens by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Recognition of National Observatory of Athens by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
21 Nov 2017

National Observatory of Athens (NOA) was recognized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) among other 60 centennial stations worldwide, for its uninterrupted operation spanning more than 100 years and collection of reliable meteorological observations. More information can be found here. The historical climatic station of NOA has been permanently established at Thission site (in the centre of Athens) since the late 19th century. This is the oldest climatic station in Greece and of the  [ ... ]

Chemicals in articles: EU LIFE Project AskREACH launched
27 Oct 2017

The Project “Enabling REACH consumer information rights on chemicals in articles by IT-tools” (LIFE AskREACH, No. LIFE16 GIE/DE/000738) funded by the LIFE Programme of the European Union Certain has started with the participation of 13 EU countries. In Greece it is coordinated by NOA in collaboration with ECOCITY. Its main scope is to raise awareness on Substances of Very High Concern in articles among the European population, retailers and industry substances that are harmful to man and the [ ... ]

“Asteroid Day 2017" at Kryoneri Observatory
15 Jun 2017

The National Observatory of Athens and the Cultural Society of Youth in Kryoneri are hosting a public event for Asteroid Day 2017 on Friday, June 30 at Kryoneri Observatory. Starting at 8pm, visitors will be given a tour of the Observatory where they will learn about the telescope. At 9:15pm there will be a presentation on the danger posed by near-earth asteroids, as well as the new research program NELIOTA. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view the Moon, planets and other celestial ob [ ... ]

Other Articles

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.

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Thissio Visitor Center
Geoastrophysics Museum
Educational program on Meteorology
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Institute of Geodynamics
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