The 4th School of Astrophysics of Crete

Skinakas Sunrise Announcement Date : 

​​​​The 4th School of Astrophysics of Crete 

The 4th School of Astrophysics of Crete, organized during the period of March to May 2024 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 July 6 2024.

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

This fourth school brings to a total of 527 selected students the A' or B' class from all Lyceums of 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, the first 5 students of those decided to participate in the optional online exams 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 2025!