• We are happy to announce the extension of the NELIOTA project to January 2021. Given the successful operation of the project and the detection of 55 lunar impact flashes to date, ESA has decided to continue the project by funding 2 additional years of lunar monitoring observations with the Kryoneri telescope in order to increase the impact statistics. The following press releases published today by ESA: "Learning from Lunar Lights" and Andor Technology: "Andor Zyla sCMOS Astronomy cameras capture lunar impacts" describe the main results of the project so far, as published in Xilouris et al. (2018, A&A, 619, 141) and announce the project extension. The image shows the location on the Moon of the 55 impact flashes detected to date by NELIOTA. [December 7 2018]

  • The upgraded Kryoneri telescope has so far contributed to four refereed publications in 2018, two of which are related to the ESA NELIOTA lunar monitoring project. Xilouris et al. (2018) present the NELIOTA system and the results of the first year of lunar monitoring observations, while Bonanos et al. (2018) present the first temperature measurement of lunar impact flashes from NELIOTA. [September 18 2018]