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#51 j.gardavsky

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 04:13 PM

Hello Dimitris,

 

this is an incredible collection of the most famous telescopes in Athens!

 

Thank you for sharing all details and pictures,

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 01:34 AM

Hello Dimitris,

 

this is an incredible collection of the most famous telescopes in Athens!

 

Thank you for sharing all details and pictures,

JG

Good morning,

there are not not telescopes but an icredible library, and several auxilliary instruments. Hope to see you in Athens!

 

Kind Regards

 

Dimitris


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Posted 29 November 2019 - 06:47 AM

Lunar small fragments are exhibited for the first time at Thissio Visitor Center of the National Observatory of Athens. The lunar fragments were brought back with the Apollo 11 mission and given in the 1970s to the people of 135 countries worldwide by United States President Richard Nixon as goodwill gifts..

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 08:33 AM

From December 1 to December 21, 2019 the Athens National Observatory exhibits Lunar soil fragments, donated from the US Government to Greece. Observatory library exhibits a part of my vintage astronomy book collection related to Lunar observation. Authors like Beer & Maedler, Krieger, J. Schmidt, Neisson, Proctor, Chambers, Fauth etc are represented there. Beer & Maedler map from my collection.

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Posted 27 August 2020 - 02:13 AM

After 164 years , the classic Schmidt's' book Der Mond (1856) re issued and translated to English, by Springer. An extensive historical reference to Athens Observatory is included..

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 09:00 AM

Thank you Dimitris!

I spent a week at the Penteli Observatory preparing for and broadcasting the transit of Venus in 2004 with the exploratorium. Nikos Matsopoulos was a gracious and warm host and sharing views through the Newal during night setups was a personal highlight for me.

There was a Razdow solar telescope at the site as well but it wasn't in operation at the time. I assume it has been decommissioned as has most of the network but I would appreciate any more current information. Unfortunately I lost many of the pictures I have from my visit but I will see if I can contact others from the group and try to post here them if possible.

Someday I will have to revisit Penteli, I have very fond memories of my time there. Please do post more!

Thanks again and clear skies,
Bill Dean

Nikos just sent this one. Taken during the 2004 Venus transit, from the Penteli Station. Is this the Exploratorium team?

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 08:58 AM

As a testimony of the wonderful optics of the 16 inch f/12.5 Henri-Gautier refractor I upload a Mars image from the recent apparition of the planet.

Keep in mind that the telescope is located only 2.000 meters from the Athens center.

 

 

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