More than 175 Years
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to Research
and Society

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The National Observatory of Athens is a research center operating under public law rules and procedures and is supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Ministry of Development and Investments.

The Center was established in 1842 offering since then its services to research, science, and society. The National Observatory of Athens with its highly-skilled human resources and important infrastructure plays today an important role in research in the fields of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space applications, Environment, Energy and Meteorology, Seismology, and Geodynamics, at European and international level.


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14.09.2021
Call for students to participate to the Corinth Rift Laboratory School 2021
Dear Student/Teacher, In the wider region of the Corinthian Gulf, a concerted effort is taking place for more than 30 years, for the advancement of understanding of geophysical processes (e.g. earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis). Over time, extensional deformation rates of up…
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29.07.2021
Successful installation of equipment & first light for the ESA ScyLight program
On July 23, the IAASARS telescope team together with two optical engineers from ESA began to install the newly shipped equipment, which will make Helmos Observatory the first ground station for the ScyLight program. This equipment was designed and built…
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