News

  • Kryoneri Observatory has been given an official code by the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The code is “L10”. The code was issued to facilitate future observations of minor bodies in the solar system, such as asteroids.[December 18 2017]
  • On June 30th, the National Observatory of Athens and the Youth Cultural Society of Kryoneri hosted an open night for Asteroid Day 2017 at Kryoneri Observatory. Over 400 people attended the event, which included a tour of the 1.2m Kryoneri telescope, viewing of the Moon, planets and other celestial objects through telescopes set up by members of the Hellenic Astronomical Union, and talks by Dr. Bonanos on the danger posed by near-earth asteroids and by Dr. Dapergolas on the Kryoneri telescope. [20 July 2017]
  • Kryoneri Observatory has resumed regular operations as of March 2017, with the start of the 22-month NELIOTA lunar monitoring campaign. NELIOTA has so far detected 5 lunar impact flashes with the upgraded 1.2m Kryoneri telescope. More information on the status of the project and the parameters of all flashes can be found on the NELIOTA website. [April 20 2017]