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Astronomy, Astrophysics

The Antoniadi Moon Crater

Eugène Michel Antoniadi (1870 – 10.2.1944), astronomer, Mars, Mercury observations, Antoniadi's map of Mercury (1934). E. M Antoniadi, The Planet Mars. 1929; English trans., Patrick Moore. London: Keith Reid, 1975,“sums up 3 decades of criticism of the canal theory, although Antoniadi accepts the view that vegetation exists on the planet“, Mars Timeline. He gave names to features of the planet Mercury. Antoniadi Seeing scale. See also The Antoniadi scale for seeing , The Mercury Planet Antoniadi Ridge , The Antoniadi Mars Crater in Syrtis Major,

Costas D. Papaliolios (Cos) (1931 Brooklyn / New York – 6.6.2002 lung cancer) his parents from Limni / Euboea, “novel techniques in optical ground-based astronomy: speckle interferometry, coded-aperture spectroscopy, precise time-resolved studies of pulsars, a novel event-driven low-light imaging camera The PAPA camera“, Info , Images

Andrew Gerasimos Michalitsianos (22.5.1947 - 29.10.1997) NASA-GSFC USA, an astrophysicist from Kefalonia

John Stefanos Paraskevopoulos, (Dr Paras) (20.6.1889 Piraeus Greece – 15.3.1951), Greek – South African Astronomer, director of Boyden Observatory in South Africa 1927-1951. He co-discovered a couple of comets. The Paraskevopoulos Lunar Crater

George Efstathiou , (Γεώργιος Π. Ευσταθίου) Big Bang Background Radiation, Astrophysics, Maxwell Medal and Prize 1990, Robinson Prize in Cosmology 1997

Chryssa Kouveliotou , Astronomy, Magnetars ( Χρύσα Κουβελιώτου Info in Greek)

George Contopoulos, „Order and Chaos in Dynamical Astronomy“, Papers of Contopoulos

Dimitri Mihalas

Jean-Henri Focas (Ionnas Focas)(July 20, 1909 – January 3, 1969) ,Greco-French astronomer , Focas Moon Crater

Emilios T. Harlaftis (29.3.1965 Kiato – 13.1. 2005 Menalo)

Demosthenes (Demos) Kazanas (Δημοσθένης Καζάνας) A Press Release , http://lheawww.gsfc.nasa.gov/users/kazanas/ , Στην κοσμική ακτινοβολία οι νέες διαστάσεις της φυσικής

Menas Kafatos

Ioannis Seiradakis ,Aristotle University of Thessaloniki PULSE: The Impact of European Pulsar Science on Modern Physics, Descartes 2005 Prize

Paul Kalas (13.8.1967) , discoveries of circumstellar debris disks

Stathis (Efstathios) Ilonidis, Sunspots used to improve solar storm warnings

Astronomy in Greece , HelAS

What is the sense of human life? he (Anaxagoras) was asked; “to look at the sky, the stars, the moon, the sun,” was his response.
Protrepticus 51,11 = Aristotle, Protrepticus Fr. 11 Ross, and Eudemian Ethics 1216a11 = DK 59 A 30.
Ancient Greek Astronomers and Astronomy

Space Exploration, Space Physics

Stamatios Krimigis (Σταμάτιος Μ. Κριμιζής)(Chios), Experiments on Voyagers 1 and 2, Other planetary Missions, NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, Ο Μέγας Έλληνας Αστροφυσικός της Αμερικής που ανέβασε τη Χίο στα… επουράνια

Asteroid 8323 Krimigis named after Stamatios (Tom) Krimigis

Voyager's epic journey may end

Konstantinos Dennis Papadopoulos

Joan Vernikos , she was a Director of Life Sciences at NASA Headquarters, NASA QUEST , http://www.joanvernikos.com/

Peter H. Diamandis (Lesbos) Founder, Chairman and CEO ZERO-G, Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting the formation of a space-tourism industry The Economics Times 1986 Space Industrialization Fellowship Award, 1988 Aviation Week and Space Technology Laurel, 1993 Space Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award, and Russian 1995 K. E. Tsiolkovsky Award

E. G. Stassinopoulos „Stass“, NASA Space Radiation Physics (more than 40 years) 2000 Radiation Effects Awards (Info)

Dr. Vassilis Angelopoulos

Institute of Space Applications and Remote Sensing

Greece becomes 16th ESA (European Space Agency) Member State


Astronomy Picture of the Day: Anthony Ayiomamitis photo from Kastelorizo of the first solar eclipse of 2006

Dr. Johann Bartels and the Astronomer Julius Schmidt, Greece



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