27 NOVEMBER 2018 / DIALOGUES: Astronomy

On Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) organized the 12th event of its monthly DIALOGUES series, which focused on “Astronomy.”

How often do you we find ourselves wishing on a star? Where is this star heading? How many times have we wondered where the universe ends and where it begins? Are we alone in this cluster of planets, asteroids and solar systems? This November, we took our seat in front of a telescope and discussed these questions and more with experts, scientists and amateur astronomers. Renowned speakers “guided” us through the universe, raising questions that concern all mankind.

Speakers included among others:
- Fiori-Anastasia Metallinou – Astrophysicist at the National Observatory of Athens and Soloist
- Xenophon Mousas - a Professor of Space Physics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Head of the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project
- Konstantinos Tassis - Coordinator of PASIPHAE (Polar-Area Stellar-Imaging in Polarization High-Accuracy Experiment) / Associate Professor of Astrophysics, University of Crete
- Vasiliki Pavlidou - Coordinator of PHAESTOS (Probing High-Energy Astrophysics Environments and Systems Through Optopolarimetric Surveys) Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Crete
- Konstantinos Emmanouilidis - Amateur Astronomer and Supernova Chaser

The discussion was moderated by journalist, Anna Kynthia Bousdoukou.

Listen to the extracted audio below: