the hellenic astronomical society was first made with a serious attempt in 1982 during the xviii general assembly of the international astronomical union, which took place in patras, greece. there, during several meetings, several of greek astronomers gathered in order to put the foundations of the long sought society. a number of people worked tough and hard throughout the end of the 1980’s, organizing various meetings in order to identify the common grounds and proposing drafts for the establishment of an astronomical society. it is in november 1991 , that issued the first announcement of the 1st hellenic astronomical conference, the idea of the establishment of an astronomical society, seemed ripe again. j.h. seiradakis, on sabbatical leave in bonn, drafted a first draft of the statutes. this was restructured and completed during several meetings with, either in bonn or in brussels. later many highly affiliated personalities commented on it and a semi-final version was sent to the major astronomical establishments in greece for further comments. a final version was presented to the participants of the 1st hellenic astronomical conference, which was held in athens in september 1992. and thereafter there are many international conferences arranged by hellenic astronomical society. some of them are “12th hellenic astronomical conference” in thessaloniki in 2015, “11th hellenic astronomical conference” which was held in athens in 2013, “10th hellenic astronomical conference” in ioannina in 2011 and there are many more. the upcoming conference of the society was “13th hellenic astronomical conference” which will be held on somewhere in greece, late june 2017.