• The proposal deadline for the observing period July 1- October 31, 2016 is March 31, 2016 (23:59 Local Time). Anybody with an affiliation at a Greek institution can apply, regardless of nationality. Up to 25% of the available time will be awarded to applicants with affiliations other than IAASARS/NOA. Up to 12 nights will be awarded to EU applicants via the OPTICON. More information is available here. [26/02/2016]



  • Deciphering the bipolar planetary nebula Abell 14 with 3D ionization and morphological studies using observations from the 2.3m Aristarchos telescope. [02/02/2016]
  • Evidence for rapid variability in the optical light curve of the Type Ia SN 2014J detected with the 2.3m Aristarchos telescope. [17/12/2015]
  • Modeling the cometary structure of the planetary nebula HFG 1 based on the evolution of its binary central star using observations from the 2.3m Aristarchos telescope. [17/12/2015]





" The earth revolves about the sun in the circumference of a circle, the sun lying in the middle of the orbit, and the sphere of the fixed stars, situated about the same center as the sun, is so great that the circular orbit of the earth is as small as a point compared with that sphere [Aristarchus of Samos c. 270 BCE]."