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Girls' Day/Future Day 2018 at AIP

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.

It gives young participants a chance to look over astrophysicists' shoulders and learn more about working in science. How is everyday life for an astrophysicist? Where do the questions come from whose answer researchers are looking for? Which steps are part of the research process?

At this year's Girls’ Day, employees of the AIP present their work, showcasing

current projects and answering the questions of the students. They learn more about the history and meaning of constellations, create their own star map and immerse themselves in the exciting world of galaxy research. They also look behind the scenes of the historic site of the observatory Babelsberg and look - in case of suitable weather conditions - even through the telescope in the sky.

The limited to twenty participants seats were booked out after a short time.

 

Media contact:

Franziska Gräfe, 0331 7499-803, presse@aip.de

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