World Space Week 2016 - 9 October 2016


On the occasion of World Space Week 2016, the University of Athens Observatory (UOAO) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens organized a space event for young and old on Sunday 9 October 2016. The event took place at the Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics of the Department of Physics. The activities were planned and organized under the guidance and supervision of faculty members Ioannis A. Daglis (Professor in Astrophysics) and Kosmas Gazeas (Lecturer in Astrophysics), with the valuable contribution of undergraduate and graduate students. The event was a great success, as the turnout of visitors exceeded 500 persons. The events consisted of:

The evening ended with a tour of Gerostathopoulio University Observatory, observation of the night sky and presentation of the telescope's operation. Some snapshots of the event follow below.

The success of the event was primarily due to the devoted efforts of the following students: D. Athanasopoulos, G. Alexi, M. Georgiou, P. Evagelopoulos, G. Zoulekou, S. Karampotsiou, D. Koutsiou, L. Lambropoulou, G. Loukaedou, G. Melachrinos, N. Moutsouroufi, S. Boula, A. Nasi, M. Nicolaides, S.. Palafouta, A. Papadami, M. Papachristou, M.. Petropoulou, B. Skliris, L. Tzouganatos, C. Fotopoulou, I. Florou, V. Chliaras and Mrs Sofia Zarbouti, Secretary of the Section of Astrophysics.

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