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Neptune closer than ever: Super Sharp Pictures form the Edge of our Solar System
by Franziska Gräfe published Jul 18, 2018 last modified Mar 01, 2019 01:05 PM — filed under: , , ,
18 July 2018. Astronomers from the Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) tested as part of an international team a new observation mode with the MUSE instrument at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile in June 2018. The technology used for the first time suppresses the blurred effects of the atmosphere even better and produces very sharp images of planets, stars and galaxies – among others of Neptune, which was once discovered at the predecessor institute of the AIP.
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Else Starkenburg receives Biermann Award from the Astronomical Society
by Franziska Gräfe published Aug 22, 2018 last modified Mar 01, 2019 01:14 PM — filed under: , ,
22 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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In memoriam of Prof. Hans Oleak
by Franziska Gräfe published Sep 11, 2018 last modified Sep 11, 2018 03:29 PM — filed under: ,
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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Journey to the Beginning of Time
by Franziska Gräfe published Oct 08, 2018 last modified Mar 01, 2019 01:04 PM — filed under: , ,
8 October 2018. With the Pristine survey, an international team is looking for and researching the oldest stars in our Universe. The goal is to learn more about the young Universe right after the Big Bang. In a recent publication, the scientists have reported on the discovery of a particularly metal-poor star: a messenger from the distant past.
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Starry Night on October 18
by Franziska Gräfe published Oct 11, 2018 last modified Oct 11, 2018 12:45 PM — filed under: , ,
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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IAU Symposium 354: Magnetfelder der Sonne und der Sterne
by Kristin Riebe published Nov 14, 2018 last modified Mar 01, 2019 03:29 PM — filed under: ,
The Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology jointly invite to a symposium of the International Astronomical Union. It will be taking place during the total solar eclipse in Chile in summer 2019. Its topic is one of AIPs central scientific interests: solar and stellar magnetic fields.
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Energetic electrons produced by shocks on the Sun
by Franziska Gräfe published Feb 22, 2019 last modified Mar 01, 2019 04:29 PM — filed under: ,
22 February 2019. Our Sun is an active star. Its activity manifests not only in the well-known 11-year Sun spot cycle but also in terms of short lived eruptions in its outer, hot atmosphere: the corona.
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14 March | Observation night in the Great Refractor
by Franziska Gräfe published Feb 26, 2019 last modified Mar 15, 2019 11:25 AM — filed under: , ,
On Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 7 pm, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the Förderverein "Großer Refraktor" invite to a public observation night in the Great Refractor.
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Symposium on the Milky Way receives Potsdam Conference Award
by Franziska Gräfe published Feb 28, 2019 last modified Mar 01, 2019 03:51 PM — filed under: , ,
28 February 2019. On the evening of February 28, the Potsdam Conference Award was awarded for the seventh time. The IAU symposium "Rediscovering our Galaxy" hosted by the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) won the award in the category "Single Events" and the special award for using innovative technologies.
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Nearby galaxy shows how the young, dark Universe became illuminated
by Sarah Hönig published Mar 25, 2019 last modified Jul 17, 2019 11:43 AM — filed under: , ,
25 March 2019. A team of astronomers found a nearby star-forming galaxy to emit energetic photons in a similar way to the first generation of galaxies. These first galaxies turned the Universe transparent, less than one billion years after the Big Bang.
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