Blazar Optical Sky Survey (BOSS) Project is an optical monitoring program, initiated on April 2013 by Dr. Kosmas Gazeas at the University of Athens. It aims at monitoring the optical variability on active Blazars, in parallel with other multi-wavelength observations obtained from space and ground-based observatories.
Contact Binaries Towards Merging (CoBiToM) Project is an optical monitoring program, initiated in summer 2012 by Dr. Kosmas Gazeas at the University of Athens, in order to investigate the orbital period cut-off of contact binaries (~0.22 days). The program utilizes various telescopes, in order to cover the bright and faint magnitude limit on the targets. High accurate multi-color photometric observations of contact binaries with very short orbital period are studied, in order to investigate the stellar evolution just before merging process.
The W UMa Project was initiated in 2001 and aims to address these issues by carefully choosing target objects so as to maximise their usefulness for understanding the evolution of contact binaries. In addition to a better understanding of the W UMa-type systems, the results of this project can also be used for the study of the structure of our Galaxy, the clusters and nearby galaxies.
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