September 2023

The HSC at the 87th TIF 

The Hellenic Space Center successfully participated in the 87th Thessaloniki International Fair, held between September 9 and 17, 2023. As an Agency that operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Digital Governance, it was hosted at Pavillion 12, and its exhibition was staffed by members of the Center’s personnel: 

  • Ioannou Aikaterini (HSC Directorate of Administrative & Financial Support) 
  • Moutsouroufi Konstantina (HSC President Secretariat and Governing Board Secretariat, Science Communication) 
  • Mylonakis Manolis (HSC Scientific Personnel, Space Systems)  
  • Panagiotopoulos Anastasios (HSC Scientific Personnel, GNSS Applications) 
  • Stathopoulou Eleni (HSC CFO, Directorate of Administrative & Financial Support) 

From the Governing Board of the HSC, the President, Prof. Ioannis Daglis, and the CEO, Dr. Nick Sergis, attended the exhibition. The HSC personnel successfully informed the visitors of the exhibition about the purposes and aims of the Center, and its cooperation with the Ministry, with agencies of the greek space ecosystem as well as with foreign agencies. 

Finally, the HSC President attended the speech of the Prime Minister, on Saturday, September 16. 

Public talk of the HSC President in Drama 

On Sunday, September 17, 2023, the President of the HSC, Prof. Ioannis Daglis, gave a talk about “The Universe and Us”, at the annual event of the Amateur Astronomy Association of Drama, “Pegasus”, in Nikiforos, Drama. The video of the talk can be found here (in greek).

Open call for Research Fellowships in Space Science at ESA

ESA‘s postdoctoral Research Fellowship programme offers early-career scientists and engineers the possibility to carry out research in a variety of disciplines related to space science, space applications or space technology.  

Research Fellowships in Space Science specifically offer the opportunity to contribute to ESA’s endeavour to explore our Solar System and the Universe in the fields of heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, and fundamental physics. ESA Fellowships provide a unique opportunity to work with scientists and engineers at the forefront of space science, and experience first-hand how ESA works with communities across the Member States to maximise the scientific return from our missions. 

Application deadline: September 18, 2023. (Greek Nationals are eligible to apply.) Detailed information about the fellowship programme and the application process can be found here

Propose your session at EGU 2024!  

Now, and until September 14th, 2023, is your chance to propose your scientific session for the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for 2024. The EGU24 will be held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV), Austria, with online components provided to enable virtual attendance, from 14 to 19 April 2024. 

EGU24 brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. 

Examples of Divisions related to Planetary and Space Sciences and Space Exploration include: Planetary & Solar System Sciences (PS), Solar-Terrestrial Sciences (ST), Earth & Space Science Informatics (ESSI), Geosciences Instrumentation & Data Systems (GI), Geodesy (G), Geodynamics (GD), Geomorphology (GM), Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV), Tectonics & Structural Geology (TS), Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences (NP), Natural Hazards (NH).

ESA Open Day 2023

The 12th annual ESA Open Day will take place on October 8th, at ESTEC, ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands. This year’s event theme is “Science Fiction Gets Real”, and it will give citizens the opportunity to meet scientists and engineers to find out about all aspects of Europe’s work off the planet, but also how science fiction has inspired scientists and engineers to join ESA and turn once imaginary concepts into science fact.  
Registration is now open, with a limited number of entrance tickets. Learn more