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Tag: National Observatory of Athens

Snow falls in Florina

Snow falls in Florina

Florina has been blanketed in snow, as cold front “Leandros” begins to sweeps across Greece. According to the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), the cold front will bring gusty winds, freezing temperatures…

The Music of the Stars: Sounds from Space Teaching Astronomy to the Blind 1

The Music of the Stars: Sounds from Space Teaching Astronomy to the Blind

Many people have seen photos from space, but how many have actually heard what our universe sounds like? The “Music of the Stars” program is a unique space exhibition that opens in 2021, teaching the blind the magic of astronomy through real sounds from space.

Greece in 2020: Rainfall and Temperature Records

Greece in 2020: Rainfall and Temperature Records

The National Observatory of Athens’ annual rainfall and temperature report confirms that Crete registered the highest rainfall and temperature in 2020. Greece’s largest island was hit by successive major storms and repeated…

Marialina Tsinidi

16-year-old Greek student Marialina Tsinidi awarded for space experiments by European Space Agency

Twice-awarded by the European Space Agency (ESA) for three space experiments that she conducted through the aerospace company Blue Origin, 16 year old Greek student Marialina is now writing scientific research papers for prestigious publications and a children’s physics book to fund her next space station project through the aerospace company Nanoracks.

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Weekend heatwave breaks 160-year record in Greece

Temperatures in Greece’s capital over the weekend were the highest on record for mid-May, according to the National Observatory of Athens, rising to nearly 37°C on both days near the Thission electric…

Sweltering heat set to hit Greece this weekend 2

Sweltering heat set to hit Greece this weekend

As temperatures are expected to hit and even exceed 40 degrees Celsius in many parts of the country this weekend, a National Observatory of Athens (NOA) scientist said Greece may be in…

SNOW IN GREECE

Extreme cold front in Greece brings plenty of snow

Many parts of Greece were covered in snow in the early hours of the morning, including areas of the northern suburbs of Attica. Police have announced the road above the “Zygos” restaurant…

Zeus records 10,000 thunderbolts over Greece 4

Zeus records 10,000 thunderbolts over Greece

The National Observatory of Athens said over 10,000 thunderbolts occurred throughout Greece in 12 hours on Sunday, according to their ZEUS monitoring system. According to the Observatory the combination of hot and…

41-hour consecutive rainfall recorded in Crete 8

41-hour consecutive rainfall recorded in Crete

A report by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) weather service, concerning the destructive floods that affected Crete between February 24 and 26, has shown that rain fell on the island for…

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Severe storms set to hit Greece today

The National Observatory of Athens says a new storm system that the Meteo weather service has dubbed ‘Orestes’ is approaching Greece from the Ionian Sea, bringing heavy rain to most parts of the…