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The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for Greece

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Argyris Drivas
Argyris Drivas
Team Chair, NAEC team - Greece
3rd Junior High School, Nafpaktos Greece


I was born in 1964 in Amfisa Greece. I studied Physics in order to learn more about space, planets, stars and the universe. I also earned an MSc degree in Meteorology. Now, I work as a Science teacher at the 3rd Junior High School, Nafpaktos, Greece. I am also an amateur astronomer, member of “Orion” astroclub, Patras, Greece.
From 2015 to 2018 I offered free astronomy lessons to students from all schools of Nafpaktos, every Sunday. For this action I was awarded from “Child’s Smile” organization as “the adult who inspired young students”.
Since 2018 I have envisioned and made into reality free internet astronomy lessons in Moodle platform (eclass.orionas.gr) in order to prepare students not only from Nafpaktos but from all over Greece, for their participation in national astronomy competitions. For this action I was named as “Greece’s amateur astronomer of the year 2019”.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Vasiliki Pavlidou
Prof Vasiliki Pavlidou
Team Contact Person, NAEC team - Greece
University of Crete
pavlidou​atphysics.uoc.gr


Vasiliki Pavlidou obtained her BSc in Physics at the University of Thessaloniki in 1999 and her PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA) in 2005. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Cosmological Physics of the University of Chicago, an Einstein fellow at Caltech, and a visiting scientist at the Max-Planck Institute for Radioastronomy. Since 2012 she has served on the faculty of the Department of Physics of the University of Crete, where she is currently an Associate Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics. In 2014 she was the recipient of the “L’Oreal-UNESCO Award for women in science”.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Konstantinos Tassis
Prof Konstantinos Tassis
Team Member, NAEC team - Greece
University of Crete


Konstantinos Tassis obtained his BSc in Physics at the University of Thessaloniki in 1999 and his PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA) in 2005. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and at the Max-Planck Institute for Radioastronomy. Since 2012 he has served on the faculty of the Department of Physics of the University of Crete, where he is currently an Associate Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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Contact

To get in touch with the NAEC team for Greece please contact:
Prof Vasiliki Pavlidou via pavlidou​atphysics.uoc.gr

Astronomy Education in Greece

For more information on Astronomy Education in Greece, see the Astronomy Education in Greece Summary (PDF file 202.45 kB) prepared by our NAEC team. This document is available under Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) icons