The Skinakas Observatory is a joined research facility of the University of Crete and the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH). Its prime objective is to conduct fundamental research in Astronomy and to promote Astronomy among students and general public in Greece. It currently houses two fully functional telescopes: a 1.3m modified Ritchey–Chrétien telescope and a 0.3m Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.

Skinakas Observatory is operated by the Astrophysics Group of the University of Crete and FORTH.



The "Rosette Nebula" imaged by the 1.3m telescope
Image Credit: Skinakas Observatory: A view to the Universe