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  1. "ESA extends the NELIOTA project to 2021"

    We are happy to announce the extension of the NELIOTA project to January 2021. Given the successful operation of the project and the detection of 55 lunar impact flashes to date, ESA has decided to continue the project by funding 2 additional years of lunar monitoring observations with the Kryoneri telescope in order to increase the impact statistics. The following press releases published today by ESA: "Learning from Lunar Lights" and Andor Technology: "Andor Zyla sCMOS Astronomy cameras capture lunar impacts" describe the main results of the project so far, as published in Xilouris et al. (2018, A&A, 619, 141) and announces the project extension. The image shows the location on the Moon of the 55 impact flashes detected to date by NELIOTA.

    | 07/12/2018 |
  2. "BEYOND participates in the operation of the European Forest Fire Information System"

    In September 2018, the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) transfered responsibility of its products to an external consortium, which includes the BEYOND center of excellence of IAASARS. BEYOND will be responsible for delivering rapid damage assessment products covering all of Europe, North Africa and Middle East on a 24/7/365 basis. More information is available here.

    | 05/10/2018 |
  3. "L'Oreal-UNESCO "For Women in Science" exhibit showcases greek researchers"

    L'Oreal and the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO celebrated 20 years of the international program "For Women in Science" between 20-23 September, 2018. Among the 26 grantees are two researchers of IAASARS, Dr. Alceste Bonanos and Dr. Kalliopi Dasyra, who were showcased in the special exhibit at the Benaki Museum. The researchers also participated in the workshop geared toward students and young researchers, which took place in the amphitheater of the museum on September 22.

    | 25/09/2018 |
  4. "Deep inside Perseus A - A telescope larger than the Earth makes a sharp image of the formation of black hole jets in the core of a radio galaxy"

    An international team of researchers, including Dr. Kirill Sokolovsky of IAASARS/NOA, has imaged newly forming jets of plasma from a massive black hole with unprecedented accuracy. Radio images made with a combination of telescopes in space and on the ground resolve the jet structure merely a couple of hundred black hole radii or 0.033 light years from its launching site. More information is available here.

    | 03/04/2018 |
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