Chiefs of the Defence of Norway and Estonia visited Tartu Observatory

Tiia Lillemaa | 8.10.2014

Chiefs of the Defence of Norway Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen and Estonia General Major Riho Terras visited on October 7th 2014 Tartu Observatory in Tõravere.

Director of Tartu Observatory Dr Anu Reinart welcomed the high guests and gave an overview about the institute. Reserach fellow Kaupo Voormansik talk about the strengths of Tartu Observatory for supporting of defence forces - Earth Observation. Dr Mart Noorma introduced nanosatellites and ESTCube as well as collaboration experiences with defence forces through education of engineers and military technology. The Leading Engineer Viljo Allik showed to the Admiral and delegation the satellite ground station, dr Mart Noorma introduced the antennas and measurement facilities on the roof and Dr Riho Vendt demonstrated the testing and calibration laboratories.

General Major Riho Terras and Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen signed the greetings for very interesting introduction into the research and work we do here in the guestbook. The guests were awarded with the newly issued books "Tartu Observatory in Tõravere" for memorizing the visit to the observatory.

Delegation is ready for welcome

Kaupo Voormansik talking about research work 

Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen in the top of the tower

Delegation  in the visitor centre

Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen in the labs

Members of delegation with hosts