On Wednesday, May 31st, the HSC President, Prof. Ioannis Daglis, delivered a keynote talk on “Space Weather Predictability” at the ICTP-SCOSTEP-ISWI Workshop on the Predictability of the Solar-Terrestrial Coupling.
On Tuesday, May 30th, the HSC President, Prof. Ioannis Daglis, and members of the HSC Scientific Personnel visited ELFON LTD where they were given a tour of its premises and facilities by the Business Development Director of the company Mr. Nikolas Giannoulakis.
The Hellenic Space Center accepted an invitation by the Primary School of Kainourio, Kamena Vourla, to carry out educational activities on Space Technology and Exploration.
On Tuesday, May 30, students learned about the basic states of a virtual Mars exploration missions, and performed an exercise including building a robotic rover, conducting an experiment with soil samples, and launching a rocket. Additionally, they learned about the operation and purpose of the International Space Station and also about the origin of comets and their influence on Earth’s evolution, “cooking” a comet nucleus in the classroom. Finally, they heard the fascinating story of the Rosetta mission and built mini replicas of the spacecraft out of cardboard.
The purpose of the HSC’s educational activity was to bring children in contact with space technologies, satellite technology, spaceship structure, space exploration, etc.
The HSC team consisted of:
- Moutsouroufi Konstantina (HSC President Secretariat and Governing Board Secretariat, Science Communication)
- Mylonas Dimitris (HSC Scientific Personnel, Space Systems)
- Nasi Afroditi (HSC Communications Office)
- Panagiotopoulos Anastasios (HSC Scientific Personnel, GNSS Applications)
- Farmakakis Tryfon (HSC Scientific Personnel, Space Systems)
The HSC would like to thank the School Director, Mr P. Mourtzounis, and the Teacher’s Association of the school, as well as the Municipality of Kamena Vourla for the invitation and hospitality.
Dr. Florian Schwandner, Earth Science Division Chief of the NASA Ames Research Center, visited the HSC premises during May 2-4, where he held a series of discussions with the leadership and scientific personnel of the HSC.
The President of the HSC, Prof. Ioannis Daglis, was an invited speaker at the event, which was organized for the students of the STAR program and the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology of the UOA. His speech can be found here.
The director of the Inter-Institutional Graduate Program in “Space Technologies, Applications and Services” (STAR), Prof. Antonios Paschalis, and the chair of the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, Prof. Vaios Lappas, are organizing a Career Day in Space Technologies, Applications and Services Made in Greece for their students. The event will take place on Monday, May 8th, 2023, at 9:00 a.m., hosted by the Eugenides Foundation.