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Troodos Observatory Tour (Online)

On Tuesday night (25/6) we were able to offer a unique online tour via ZOOM of our brand new observatory here in Cyprus for our friends in Philadelphia USA, the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers.

The tour was held between 23:00 - 01:00 Cyprus time and was live streamed via the internet & youtube to the DVAA members and friends in the USA and the world.

Follow along as we chat & stream live images of the Moon through our incredible 20" CDK telescope! Walk through the facility with us and join us at the dome whilst we discuss the Observatory, Astronomy in Cyprus and even get a quick peek at our Remote Observatory across the mountain!

The DVAA expressed great interest in the Observatory, it's construction & location as well as the possibility of cooperation in a joint scientific project where the Troodos Observatory can contribute with data.

The DVAA has a long and illustrious history dating back to July 1976 when the club was formed by Bill Shuman, Don Parker, Steve Mairoto and Donna Shuman out of the defunct pieces of the club’s progenitor: The Association of General Celestial Observers (AGCO).In the years since the DVAA has had a storied existence; thousands of group and individual observing sessions, more than 200 Astronomical League awards, visits to all sorts of interesting places—observatories, planetariums, dark-sky sites, museums and more; on five different continents—some 500 General Meetings, eclipses marveled at on land, sea and air, myriad star parties, countless Messier Meetings and Solar Saturdays, hundreds of top-notch talks given by both professional and amateur speakers, science performed, papers written, professionals worked with, ideas shared, questions asked, education given, lifelong friends made, the wonder and majesty of astronomy shared with countless thousands, a community well served.

Agapios Elia has been named Honorary Member of the DVAA since 2022

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