The Observatory of Kryoneri
Location: Krioneri, Corinthia
The Observatory of Kryoneri the Astronomical Station is a unique scientific institution in our region . The telescope , with a diameter of 1.20 meters is the largest in our country and was until recently the largest in the Balkans . In recent years a new initiative of the bodies involved in Kryoneri significantly upgraded traffic space observatory as a scientific research and cultural activity .
The ” Open Doors ” of the Astronomical Station Kryoneriou are already big cultural event in the prefecture of Corinthia. They take place every summer ( early August ) and include an astronomical night ( observing celestial bodies through telescopes , visit the astronomical station , viewing videos relating to astronomical matters) and major music concerts , attracting large numbers of visitors .Astronomical Station Kryoneriou designed to create modern astronomy park will include planetarium , auditorium events and small conference center that will complement the building of the Astronomical station with the famous telescope , serving from 1972 researchers at the National Observatory of Athens , but astronomers and scholars – from around the world .
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