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Off to space: Potsdam Science Day on May 5th

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.

From 1 to 8 pm, the participating institutions will give exciting insights into their daily work, show spectacular experiments and present innovative projects that will change the world of tomorrow. The AIP is also represented with two program items: At the information booth (Haus 28, Nordfoyer), visitors of all ages can, among other things, make star maps, travel virtually to space or to observatories around the world and discover the prototype of the STIX X-ray telescope.

At 3 pm, Alexander Warmuth speaks about the instrument and the mission for which it was developed. In the lecture titled "Solar Orbiter - The Sun close up" the listeners will learn more about our home star and how we examine it.

Admission is free for all visitors.

From 1 to 8 pm the participating institutions will give exciting insights into their daily work, show spectacular experiments and present innovative projects that will change the world of tomorrow. The AIP is also represented with two program items: At the information booth (Haus 28, Nordfoyer), visitors can, among other things, make star maps, travel virtually to space or to observatories around the world and observe the prototype of the STIX X-ray telescope up close.The instrument and mission for which it was developed speaks at 3:00 pm Alexander Warmuth. In the lecture with the title "Solar Orbiter - The Sun close up" the listeners will learn more about our home star and how we examine it.

Admission is free for all visitors.

The website of the Potsdam Science Day with the complete program:
www.ptdw.de

 

The key areas of research at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) are cosmic magnetic fields and extragalactic astrophysics. A considerable part of the institute's efforts aim at the development of research technology in the fields of spectroscopy, robotic telescopes, and e-science. The AIP is the successor of the Berlin Observatory founded in 1700 and of the Astrophysical Observatory of Potsdam founded in 1874. The latter was the world's first observatory to emphasize explicitly the research area of astrophysics. The AIP has been a member of the Leibniz Association since 1992.