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KRYONERI Observatory

1.2 m Telescope

A Major Research Infrastructure

Kryoneri Observatory (established in 1972) is located in the district of Corinth in the northern Peloponnese at the top of mount Kyllini, at an altitude of 930m, close to Kryoneri village (37˚ 58′ 19″ North, 22˚ 37′ 07″ East).

  • Telescope – A 1.2m instrument (prime focus reflector) operated by IAASARS

  • Quality – Upgraded mechanical parts, new control system and dome automation
  • International Collaborations – ESA has been funding a lunar monitoring program with the Kryoneri telescope since 2015
  • Education – An excellent facility for education and astronomy outreach to the general public
Φωτογραφία του Τηλεσκοπίου Αρίσταρχος από το εσωτερικό του Θόλου
At a Glance

At a Glance

KRYONERI SITE
TELESCOPE & FACILITIES

Observing Schedule

Facility Upgrade Program

PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (PA)
FOR THE DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK 2014-2020

Peloponnesus Operational Programme

ScyLight Project

NELIOTA Project

ESA’S LUNAR
MONITORING PROJECT

OPTICON-RadioNet Pilot

LEO Satellites Observation Program

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
WITH THE POLISH SPACE AGENCY

News

Latest Publications

“Our effort to upgrade the Kryoneri Observatory has a twofold goal: On the one hand to bring the public of the wider area and especially children and students close to the science of Astronomy and on the other hand to lay the foundations for new development policies related to the so-called scientific tourism”

DR SPYROS BASILAKOS, Director of IAASARS

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Meet Our Team

Spyros Basilakos
Spyros BasilakosDirector of IAASARS
Spyros Basilakos is a cosmologist with a career spanning scientific research, academic teaching and science communication.
Manolis Xilouris
Manolis XilourisHead of Kryoneri Observatory and Telescope Operations Manager
Research Director at the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics,
Space Applications and Remote Sensing
Panayotis Boumis
Panayotis BoumisInstrumentation Manager
Instrumentation Manager of the 2.3m ‘Aristarchos’ telescope and the 1.2m telescope at Kryoneri. He founded and he is the P.I. of the Optical and Electronics laboratories.
Alceste Bonanos
Alceste BonanosUser Support
Dr. Bonano’ s research interests include Observational Extragalactic Stellar Astrophysics, with emphasis on massive stars and the extragalactic distance scale.
Athanassios Maroussis
Athanassios MaroussisEngineering Support
Dr. Maroussis has participated in a large number of research projects, European and national, in the wider field of telecommunications.
Alexios Liakos
Alexios LiakosPostdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Liakos has worked for the “Aristarchos Wide Field Camera” (AWFC) and the “Manchester-Athens Wide Field Camera” (MAWFC) projects. Since November 2015 he has been working for the NELIOTA project.
John Alikakos
John AlikakosSupport Astronomer & Telescope Οperator
Dr. Alikako’s research focuses on Multi-Wavelength studies of Supernova Remnants (SNRs) and the interaction with the Interstellar medium.
Alexis Gourzelas
Alexis GourzelasTechnical Support & Telescope Operator
Mr. Gourzela’s tasks include telescope and local network maintenance, as well as electrical and automation equipment maintenance.
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