The first Hellenic Radio Telescope

A 30 meter radio telescope will be constructed and operated in Greece for the first time, at the southeastern point of Europe at the Thermopile Center of Satellite Communications in the region of Skarfeia, Lokrida. The ambitious project is the result of the scientific collaboration between the  School of Science and Technology (SST) of the Hellenic Open University and the Telecommunication Systems & Applications Research Laboratory (TSARL) of the Department of Electronics Engineering of Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada with scientists in charge, Assistant Professor – Radio Astronomer Nectaria A.B. Gizani and Assistant Professor – Physicist and RF Engineer Giorgos  P. Veldes respectively. The Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation  (OTE), has provided  SST/TSARL the necessary infrastructure of the 30-meter telecommunication antenna, which will be transformed to receive radio signals from the Universe.

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