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The observatory

ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY OF KRYONERI

The astronomical base is a rare scientific institution in our region. The telescope, with a diameter of 1,20 metres, was one of the largest in Greece and the Balkan peninsula. During the last few years, thanks to the initiative of youthful institutions in Kryoneri, it has reached remarkable importance as space of scientific research and cultural activity.

The initiative “open doors” of the astronomical observatory is seen as a great cultural event in Corinthia. These appointments take place every summer at the beginning of August and include astronomical evenings (observation of the celestial bodies through telescope, visit of the astronomical station, thematic projection of videos) but also musical events.

Observatory, Kryoneri / Αστεροσκοπείο, Κρυονέρι

In this station, it has been planned the creation of a modern Astronomical Park that will include a Planetarium with an amphitheatre for conferences and a small centre for various events, that will keep the telescope that has been serving since 1972 the investigators of the National Observatory of Athens as well as students and investigators of all the world.