Technical Section is a technical service facility of the Institute, which creates the instrumental prerequisites for astronomical research in close cooperation with the scientific sections. It provides technical support for the development, design, manufacturing, integration, verification, but also for the maintenance of instrumentation projects. Furthermore, the section's tasks include the construction and commissioning, as well as the maintenance and improvement of instruments already in use and the care of historical instruments such as the telescopes at campus Babelsberg, the Great Refractor and the Einsteinturm at Telegrafenberg in Potsdam.
Technical Section is structured in four working groups. For the realisation of instrumentation projects, employees work together in interdisciplinary teams with complementary competences.
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