Extending the cycle of visits and lectures by distinguished notables from Greece and abroad, the College had the honor of hosting Dr. Stamatis Krimizis, Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA and renowned space scientist. On Tuesday, March 19th, Dr. Krimizis “escorted” students on a fascinating odyssey through our solar system by way of his speech “The New Horizons Spacecraft to Pluto and the Ultima Thule.”
Dr. Krimizis analyzed all stages of the NASA mission in which he has taken part since its inception: from the launch of the spacecraft in January 2006, its fly past over Pluto in July 2015, all the way to its flyby of Ultima Thule in January 2019. At the same time, he advised students never to stop dreaming and to work hard, with the aim of Excellence, in order to realize their dreams.
The Co-Director of Athens College and Coordinator of the HAEF School Units, Mr. Apostolos Athanasopoulos, together with the Director of Athens College High School, Mr. Christos Konstantopoulos, introduced the Professor and prefaced his speech. The speech was live-streamed on the College’s official Facebook page, giving friends of the College around the globe an opportunity to tune in. A luncheon in honor of Dr. Krimizis, attended by the Directors of the HAEF Schools and College President, Richard Jackson, and held in the SAKA Club immediately following the presentation.
Before departing, Dr. Krimizis was given a tour of the campus by students.