National Observatory of Athens


The Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) is one of the three institutes of the National Observatory of Athens, the oldest research institution in Greece. The main activities of the Institute involve basic and applied research in a number of topics in astrophysics, from distant galaxies to the solar neighborhood, as well as ground based and space-born remote sensing, earth observation and signal processing. The institute is also committed to outreach and science dissemination for the general public and operates a very popular visitor center in Penteli.

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Contributing instruments

Instrument PI
CIMEL sunphotometer Vassilis Amiridis
Dichotomous Partisol – Plus, Model 2025 Sequential Air Sampler Eleni Liakakou
Eberline FH 62 I-R Basil Psiloglou
HORIBA gas anlayzer Basil Psiloglou
IERSD automatic station Basil Psiloglou
Magee Scientific Aethalometer AE33 Eleni Liakakou
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) coupled with a microAeth AE51 Nikos Mihalopoulos
Vaisala Ceilometer CL31 Harry Kambezidis
Pandora sunphotometer Stelios Kazadzis
PollyXT Raman lidar Vassilis Amiridis
PSR sunphotometer Stelios Kazadzis
FLEXPART Retroplumes Stavros Solomos
FLEXPART smoke forecast Stavros Solomos
NMME-DREAM Stavros Solomos

Recent activity

Uploaded data

The campaign is organized and funded through the ACTRIS, the European Research Infrastructure for the observation of Aerosol, Clouds, and Trace gases.