The 3rd Astrophysics School of Crete

Skinakas sunrise Announcement Date : 

The 3rd School of Astrophysics of Crete 

The 3rd School of Astrophysics of Crete, organized during the period of March to May 2022 by the Institute of Astrophysics - FORTH, in collaboration with the Department of Physics of the University of Crete and the Association of Physicists in Crete, was formally completed with the official closing ceremony which took place online on Saturday 27 May 2023.

The sun is about to rise on May 2022 over Skinakas Observatory (Credit:  Manolis Nikolakakis, Univ. of Crete).

The school was attended by 146 selected students of the A' or B' class of 48 Lyceums from all 4 prefectures of Crete, who were eager to learn more about astronomy. More than half of them followed all lectures and received a certificate of attendance.

Moreover, a total of 36 students also decided to participate in the optional online exams. The first 5 received as prize three astronomy books from Crete University Press.

In addition, the first three of them received a special award: the opportunity to spend 2 nights at Skinakas Observatory in order to participate in astronomical observations using the telescope 1.3m alongside the researchers of the Institute of Astrophysics.

The three partners that made the School of Astrophysics a reality, renewed their "astronomical" appointment with the students of the island of Crete for 2024!