News Archive

 

 

May 2016

    On May 5, the engineers from DFM Engineering, Inc. (Mark Kelley and Richard Neel) with the help of NOA staff completed the first phase of the retrofit of the 1.2 m Kryoneri telescope. The telescope is now operated through a computer controlled system and the new mechanical parts of the telescope and dome are in full operation. The second phase of the telescope retrofit will be completed in June.

     

    April 2016

      On April 6, two engineers from DFM Engineering, Inc. (Mark Kelley and Richard Neel) arrived and started working at Kryoneri Observatory. The purpose of their month-long visit will be to carry out the mechanical upgrade of the 1.2 m Kryoneri telescope for the NELIOTA project.

       

    September 2015
    The mirror of the telescope was realuminized on October 1, 2015.

     

    Febrouary 2015
    The 1.2m Kryoneri telescope is being upgraded by DFM Engineering, Inc. to detect lunar impacts of near-earth objects, in the context of the ESA project NELIOTA.