Astronomy, the "law of the stars" or "αστρονομία" in greek,
is one of the oldest sciences. Many of the developments in early
astronomy have their origin in the ancient greek world. These include
the first estimates on the size of the Earth, the distances to the
Moon and the Sun, and the explanation of the eclipses. The motions of
other objects in our solar system were also understood and it was
suggested that the Milky Way consists of numerous stars like our Sun.
More than two millennia have passed and the tradition in astronomy is still
alive in Greece...
These web pages contain information about the
Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.), the major organization of
professional astronomers in Greece. The Society was established in
1993 and it follows the usual structure of most modern scientific
societies. It currently consists of nearly 300 members and it is
an affiliate of the European Astronomical Society.