• The Call for proposals to be supported via the OPTICON H2020 Trans-National Access programme in Semester 2018B includes 12 nights on the 2.3m Aristarchos telescope, between July 1 and October 31, 2018. The deadline for submitting proposals is February 28th. [16/2/2018]
  • The 2.3m Aristarchos telescope participated in the OPTICON H2020 Trans-National Access programme for the first time in 2017A. Observations for 2 runs, spanning 11 nights took place in January 2017. [7/2/2017]





" 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]."