Observatory of Athens

Demetrios Aiginitis

Demetrios Aiginitis studied in Varvajkeios School and then in the University of Athens. He then studied in Paris Astronomy for three years in a State Scholarship. In 1890, he came back to Greece and was appointed the Director of the Observatory of Athens until his death. He founded the meteorological and seismological divisions of the Observatory and managed for the astronomical division to receive expensive new instruments via donations.