Friends of Astronomy Club of East Macedonia
Sfam was founded in 2010 and is situated in Kavala.
The association’s purpose is the promotion of Amateur Astronomy not only in Eastern Macedonia but also wherever in Greece there are people are interested about it.
For this purpose, we organize lectures and seminars on the observation of the sky and observational equipment, night trips for starwatching, astrophotography exhibitions and a multitude of events in the light of our passion for astronomy and outer space!
Astrocamping on Thassos
Astrocamping is a voluntary effort that aims to promote astronomy and naturalistic.It is organised by the Friends of Astronomy Club of East Macedonia every year during the month of July on mountain Ypsario of Thassos.It is hosted at the premises of the mountaineering club and supported by the generous sponsorship of businesses operating on the island and northern Greece.
In order to spread the peculiarities of Thassos to amateur astronomers and the general public (observing beginners and lovers) in Europe, decided in 2009 to organize this event on this island. Thassos is one of the darkest corners of Europe, a feature which favors the view of the sky and celestial objects, has a rich natural environment and is a popular destination for both Greeks and foreigners during the summer.
An Automatic Robotic Observatory
Astrospito (house of astronomy) is an automatic robotic observatory which in its final form will be able to be fully managed from various users through the Internet. In order to disseminate astronomical observatory will be used by groups of amateur for photography of the night sky and studies such as photometry. The observatory will be also used for events open to the public.