Preparing for MOS observations with the GTC

The pandemic of Covid-19 has obviously affected our observing runs also. ESO is (still) totally shut down while GTC after some off period it seems that it is under some limited operation. Our accepted observing program with GTC includes Mulit-Object Spectroscopic observations with the OSIRIS instrument. For this we need …

ASSESS team participates in IAU Symposium 361

The ASSESS team is joining the Massive Stars IAU Symposium 361 titled “Massive Stars Near and Far“, held in Ballyconnell, Ireland (May 18-22). The SOC has offered Alceste a talk “Introducing the ASSESS project: Episodic Mass Loss in Evolved Massive Stars: Key to Understanding the Explosive Early Universe”, while while …

Machine-learning workshop at NOA

On December 13th (2019) we organized a machine-learning workshop at the premises of the IAASARS/NOA, at Penteli (Greece). The goal of this particular workshop was to enhance the interaction between the researchers of the National Observatory of Athens and the Athena Research Center. The former presented challenges from their own fields …