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New season of Starry Nights in Babelsberg starts
by Sarah Hönig published Oct 14, 2019 last modified Oct 14, 2019 03:24 PM — filed under: , ,
On Thursday, 17 October 2019, starting at 7:15 pm, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the start of the new season of our Starry Nights in Babelsberg. Christian Thomas, research assistant at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, will give a public lecture on the topic "Astronomy in Alexander von Humboldt's Cosmos lectures". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.
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Wempe Award for Elisabeth Newton
by Sarah Hönig published Sep 24, 2019 last modified Sep 24, 2019 12:36 PM — filed under: , ,
24 September 2019. In recognition of her outstanding research on the rotation and magnetism of low-mass stars, the Johann Wempe Foundation is honoring Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Newton of Dartmouth College, USA, with the Wempe Award. The ceremony will take place on 26 September 2019, starting at 3:00 pm at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) in Babelsberg.
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16th Potsdam Thinkshop: The rotation periods of cool stars
by Sarah Hönig published Sep 19, 2019 — filed under: , ,
From the 23rd to the 26th of September, more than 50 scientists meet at the 16th Potsdam Thinkshop on AIP’s campus in Babelsberg, Potsdam, Germany. Each year, the event series of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) focuses on a different field of astrophysical research. This year, the topic is the rotation of stars, the study of which provides new insights into their behavior beyond the classical measures of distance and brightness.
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A new, spectacular view of the Large Magellanic Cloud
by Sarah Hönig published Sep 13, 2019 last modified Oct 14, 2019 01:59 PM — filed under: , ,
13 September 2019. The VISTA survey of the Magellanic Clouds, led by Maria-Rosa Cioni of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), reveals a remarkable new image of the Large Magellanic Cloud. The telescope, part of ESO’s Paranal observatory, has been surveying this galaxy and its sibling, the Small Magellanic Cloud, as well as their surroundings, in unprecedented detail for the last decade.
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Chemical element potassium detected in an exoplanet atmosphere
by Sarah Hönig published Sep 04, 2019 last modified Sep 16, 2019 04:25 PM — filed under: , ,
4 September 2019. A team of astronomers led by AIP PhD student Engin Keles detected the chemical element potassium in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, for the first time with overwhelming significance and applying high-resolution spectroscopy. The Potsdam Echelle Polarimetric and Spectroscopic Instrument (PEPSI) at the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) in Arizona was used to study the atmosphere on the Jupiter-like exoplanet HD189733b.
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New 3D view of the Milky Way reveals the central Galactic bar
by Sarah Hönig published Jul 16, 2019 last modified Aug 27, 2019 10:41 AM — filed under: , ,
16 July 2019. By combining the results from ESA’s Gaia mission’s second data release (DR2) with complementary observations, scientists under the leadership of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the University of Barcelona present a map of our Milky Way that shows the central bar structure.
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The Sun and the Inner Heliosphere – Radio Astronomy Conference CESRA in Potsdam
by Sarah Hönig published Jul 08, 2019 last modified Jul 08, 2019 01:16 PM — filed under: , ,
In the week from 8 to 12 July 2019, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is hosting a conference on the exploration of solar activity by means of radio emissions and their effects on our Earth. At Telegrafenberg Potsdam, about 100 scientists will discuss their latest research results and the expected findings of the current space missions to the Sun.
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eROSITA X-ray telescope launch
by Sarah Hönig published Jun 20, 2019 last modified Jul 15, 2019 12:33 PM — filed under: , ,
– Update 13 July 2019 – eROSITA, the main payload for the Russian-German “Spectrum-X-Gamma” mission, has been launched with a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 13 July. eROSITA will constrain the evolutionary properties of dark energy and discover millions of active galactic nuclei and thousands of compact objects in our Milky Way.
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Physics study prize awarded to Ekaterina Ilin and Timon Thomas
by Sarah Hönig published Jun 17, 2019 last modified Jul 24, 2019 11:06 AM — filed under: , ,
17 June 2019. The Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin awards this year's Physics Study Prize to two students who have completed their master theses at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).
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A look into the cosmos: Long Night of the Sciences 2019
by Sarah Hönig published Jun 12, 2019 last modified Jun 12, 2019 12:09 PM — filed under: , ,
The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) takes part in the Long Night of the Sciences, which takes place on June 15, 2019 from 5 pm to midnight. The AIP opens its scientific-historical sites on the Telegrafenberg: the Great Refractor and the Einstein Tower. The program ranges from exciting lectures about current astrophysical research to observation with the historical telescope.
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