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Public Event

Virtual Babelsberg Starry Night

Talk (in German): Robotic Telescopes at AIP (Thomas Granzer)

On Thursday, starting at 6 p.m., Dr. Thomas Granzer‘s lecture on the topic "Robotic telescopes at the AIP" from the Babelsberg Starry Night series will be online.

More than two decades ago, AIP began construction of its STELLA robotic observatory, which today consists of two 1.2-metre telescopes used for high-resolution spectroscopy and photometry, respectively. At the time, it was the first robotic high-resolution spectroscopic telescope ever built; to date, there are few projects that meet this challenge. Although it was built primarily for stellar research, it has been used successfully in other fields as well. In this talk, Thomas Granzer will give an overview of the technology and software developments that have been instrumental in the successful operation of the observatory and present the most important scientific results.

On the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6 p.m., the Babelsberg Starry Night lectures are available at

or via the YouTube channel Urknall, Weltall und das Leben (Big bang, the Universe and Life) and can be viewed at any time afterwards.

Last update: 15. March 2023