The Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) successfully observed the flyby of asteroid 7482 (1994 PC1) with the 1.2m Kryoneri telescope.
On the evening of April 15th, IAASARS hosted a virtual tour of Kryoneri Observatory, which included live viewing of the Moon through the 1.2 meter telescope, a presentation of the facilities and the lunar monitoring research program NELIOTA.
The program agreement was signed between the National Observatory of Athens and the Peloponnese Region for the upgrade of the infrastructure of the Kryoneri Observatory with funding from the region of Peloponnesus of 3M euro. The first pillar of the project is the further upgrade of the Kryoneri telescope, thus increasing its observational capabilities. The second pillar focuses on the diffusion of science by creating an exhibition space, where the visitor will be able to take a historical walk in the contribution of this telescope to the science of Astronomy.