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Starry Night on November 15

Starry Night on November 15

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Nov 12, 2018 09:27 AM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, November 15, 2018, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Dr Iris Traulsen on "Digging deeper: Which secrets X-ray astronomy reveals". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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AIP welcomes nominations for 2019 Wempe Award

AIP welcomes nominations for 2019 Wempe Award

by Janine Fohlmeister last modified Nov 07, 2018 03:21 PM

7th November 2018. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam, Germany (AIP), is calling for nominations and applications for the Johann Wempe Award 2019.

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Hubble Pre-Symposium, 8th November, 2018

Hubble Pre-Symposium, 8th November, 2018

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Oct 30, 2018 01:00 PM

The Hubble Pre-Symposium is an opening event for the WE-Heraeus-Symposium “The Hubble constant controversy: status, implications and solutions”. The event brings together the experts in the various field of astronomy and astrophysics that are concerned with the determination of H0 and to discuss the most recent results, and possible implications. The Hubble Pre-Symposium takes place on Thursday, 8th November, 2018 at the Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, Germany.

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New professor for Stellar Physics and Exoplanets

New professor for Stellar Physics and Exoplanets

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Oct 18, 2018 12:10 PM

18th October 2018. Prof. Dr. Katja Poppenhäger, expert on planets around other Suns, was successfully appointed as the head of the stellar physics and stellar activity section at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), and as joint professor at the University of Potsdam, Germany.

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Starry Night on October 18

Starry Night on October 18

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Oct 11, 2018 12:45 PM

A new season of the Babelsberg starry nights begins: On October 18, at 7.15 pm the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites you to the first event after the summer break. Dr. Klaus Fritze gives a lecture on the history of Potsdam astronomy. Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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In memoriam of Prof. Hans Oleak

In memoriam of Prof. Hans Oleak

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Sep 11, 2018 03:29 PM

On September 7, 2018, Prof. Hans Oleak passed away at the age of 88. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) mourns the loss of our esteemed colleague, who throughout his life shared his fascination for astrophysics.

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15. AIP-Thinkshop: The role of feedback in galaxy formation

15. AIP-Thinkshop: The role of feedback in galaxy formation

by Kristin Riebe last modified Aug 31, 2018 03:12 PM

From the 3rd to the 7th of September, more than 130 scientists meet at the 15th Potsdamer Thinkshop on the Telegrafenberg, Potsdam, Germany.

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Else Starkenburg receives Biermann Award from the Astronomical Society

Else Starkenburg receives Biermann Award from the Astronomical Society

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Aug 22, 2018 08:31 AM

22nd August 2018. With the Ludwig Biermann Award, the Astronomical Society is honoring Dr. Else Starkenburg from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) for her scientific work on the origin of our Milky Way and its neighbouring galaxies.

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An astronomical midsummer night's dream with Moon and Mars

An astronomical midsummer night's dream with Moon and Mars

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Jul 13, 2018 08:40 AM

On the evening of July 27th, two special astronomical events will take place: the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century and Mars close to the earth and at the same time inopposition to the sun. During this phase, the red planet is particularly good to observe.

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Journey to Infinity: Long Night of the Sciences 2018

Journey to Infinity: Long Night of the Sciences 2018

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Aug 14, 2018 03:22 PM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is once again involved with offers on the Telegrafenberg at the Long Night of Sciences on June 9, 2018 from 5 to 11 pm. Visitors to the historical sites will get an exciting insight into the history, present and future of astronomy "Made in Potsdam".

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May 17 | Starry Night

May 17 | Starry Night

by Franziska Gräfe last modified May 08, 2018 01:38 PM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, May 17, 2018, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Sabine Thater on "Supermassive black holes: The dark hearts of galaxies". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Off to space: Potsdam Science Day on May 5th

Off to space: Potsdam Science Day on May 5th

by Franziska Gräfe last modified May 02, 2018 02:31 PM

Under the motto "Research. Discover. Participate." the Potsdam Science Day will take place for the sixth time on Saturday, May 5. More than 40 universities and research institutions in the region participate - including the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP). Venue this year is the university campus in Potsdam-Golm.

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Girls' Day/Future Day 2018 at AIP

Girls' Day/Future Day 2018 at AIP

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Apr 24, 2018 05:02 PM

On April 26, 2018, the Future Day will take place once again. On thisnationwide day of action, female students from the 5th grade onwards have the opportunity to gain insight into occupational fields in which women areunderrepresented. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) opens its doors on this day.

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Starry Night on March 15

Starry Night on March 15

by Kristin Riebe last modified Apr 06, 2018 01:05 PM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, March 15, 2018, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Dr. Hakan Önel on "Destination Sun - Our closest star and Solar Orbiter". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Starry Night on Feburary 15

Starry Night on Feburary 15

by Kristin Riebe last modified Mar 08, 2018 08:39 AM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, February 15, 2018, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Kris Youakim about "Extraterrestial life in the Universe - how likely is it?". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Starry Night on January 18

Starry Night on January 18

by Katrin Albaum last modified Feb 08, 2018 12:31 PM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, January 18, 2018, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Prof. Dr. Lutz Wisotzki about "The Origins of Galaxies". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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A Broadened View of the Universe

A Broadened View of the Universe

by Katrin Albaum last modified Jan 05, 2018 09:32 AM

15 December 2017. An interview with Dr. Arianna Di Cintio, Karl Schwarzschild Fellow 2017, by the student Emma Dierkes, who did an internship in the PR & Public Outreach team of AIP.

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Award for equal opportunity

Award for equal opportunity

by Katrin Albaum last modified Nov 01, 2017 03:30 PM

1 November 2017. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) has received the „TOTAL E-QUALITY“ award for the years 2017 to 2019. It is presented to organizations from the private sector, science and administration that successfully implement gender equality in their personnel and organization policies.

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Starry Night on December 21

Starry Night on December 21

by Katrin Albaum last modified Jan 05, 2018 09:35 AM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, December 21, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Dr. Thomas Granzer about "Robotic Telescopes on the Rise – The Fully Automatic Observatory STELLA on Teneriffa". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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