Mr Kurt Catania, President of the Astronomical Society of Malta, was invited by the Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy – ISSA for the inauguration of Malta’s brand new national observatory, which took place on the 14th of May 2023.
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In recent weeks, works were completed on the Malta National Astronomical Observatory – the first such observatory for the Islands – operated by the Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy – ISSA – University of Malta. First light has already been achieved
Yesterday, prime minister Robert Abela, minister for Gozo Clint Camilleri, parliamentary secretary for Youth, Research and Innovation Keith Azzopardi Tanti, and Eco-Gozo A Better Gozo director Joseph Cutajar visited the site of the observatory.
Project coordinator Prof Joseph Caruana and ISSA director Prof Kristian Zarb Adami explained the importance of this project for research and student training. Astrophysics PhD student Karl Fiteni, and physics undergraduate students Lisa Marie Aquilina and Denise Buttigieg commented on what this tool means for their studies. The Astronomical Society of Malta, which brings together amateur astronomers in Malta, was represented by its president Kurt Catania.
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