7/3/2020: Visit to the University Observatory
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An amazing night for our students and their parents: Astronomical observation from the telescope of the University Observatory of Athens. Dr. Kosmas Gazeas, lecturer in Observational Astrophysics at the University of Athens and his excellent team, guided us (Saturday, March 7, 2020) in the night sky.
Then, in an extremely interesting interactive talk, we explored
- the contribution of telescopes to the greatest discoveries in modern astrophysics, such as the expansion of the universe, the structure of galaxies and the discoveries of extrasolar systems
- how the state-of-the-art robotic and automated telescopes in the world are used to look at the sky through different areas of the electromagnetic spectrum and create a complete picture of the universe.
- What does the construction of a modern telescope involve, how are the world's largest optical telescopes designed and what is the difference between them and space telescopes?
- what awaits us in the future in the field of modern Observational Astrophysics and Optical Organology!
We were all excited and one step closer to mastering exactly how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are used to interpret the world around us ...