Education and Outreach
In RCAAM, during 2010 there are 10 postgraduate students, who are carrying out research in the frame of their PhD and Masters Theses under the supervision of members of our institute.
A course on "Nonlinear Dynamics" for Masters' students at the section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics, of the Physics Dept. of the University of Athens is offered by Dr. P. A. Patsis.
A series of presentations under the title "Modern Physics Matters: From the Macrocosm to Microcosm" took place at the Secondary School of Melissia as follows:
- "Modern Cosmology: Creation, Structure, Evolution and the Future of the Universe", by S. Basilakos on Feb 16 2011.
- "Space Weather: from Understanding to Prediction", by M. Georgoulis on 24 Feb 2011.
- "Magnetic Fields in the Universe", by I. Contopoulos on 2 Mar 2011.
- "Black Holes: From Space to the Depth of the Sea", by E. Vagenas, on 10 Mar 2011.
P.A. Patsis presented "The Universe of Galaxies" to the School of Second Chance of Kalithea, on Feb 24, 2011.
I. Contopoulos gave the public talk "The Small Scale and the Large Scale", (29 Jan 2011) at the Theotokos Church School of Alimos, to students of primary and secondary education.
The Research Center for Astronomy of the Academy of Athens, co-organized with the French Institute of Athens and SPOT Infoterra a full-day during the World Space Week 2010 (4-10 October). The audience comprised of more than 400 students from schools of Athens.
Dr. Manolis Georgoulis gave a presentation about Space Weather.
The full presentation is available here as a PDF file.
The International Year of Astronomy 2009 was a global effort initiated by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO to help the citizens of the world to rediscover their place in the Universe, and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery.
The Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics of the Academy of Athens participated in this effort by organizing a series of public lectures:
3 December 2008
Exploring the Planets: Spacecrafts in the Space Ocean - from Mariners and Voyagers to Cassini and MESSENGER
17 December 2008
The CERN Experiment and its Contribution to Astronomy
21 January 2008
The Music of the Stars
4 February 2008
Sun: The Day Star
18 February 2008
The Sun of our Life
4 March 2008
Panos A. Patsis
The World of Galaxies
18 March 2009
The Discovery of New Planetary Systems: Are We Alone in the Universe?
8 April 2009
Black Holes: from the Universe to the Laboratory
29 Απριλίου 2009
Chaos Theory in Astronomy
13 May 2009
Dance of the Galaxies
27 May 2009
Modern Cosmology: Creation, Structure and Evolution of the Universe
10 June 2009
Space Environment of the Earth
24 June 2009
Saturn-Enceladus-Titan: The World Revealed by the Cassini-Huygens Mission