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Today, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the Wüstenrot Foundation celebrated the completion of the renovation of the Einstein Tower in the Albert Einstein Science Park. At the ceremony, Minister of Science Dr. Manja Schüle and Potsdam’s Lord Mayor Mike Schubert spoke words of greeting for the opening as guests of honour.

The planet Mars is visiting the city of Potsdam in the form of a work of art from 16 to 28 September as part of the Science Year "Our Universe". The ceremonial opening will take place on Saturday, 16 September at 5:30 pm in the St. Nicholas Church.

“Cosmic Evolution of Matter on all Scales” is the theme of the annual conference of the German Astronomical Society, which began today at the TU Berlin and is expected to attract around 300 scientists working in the field of astronomy.

On the occasion of the Day of the Open Monument 2023, the “Förderverein Großer Refraktor e.V.” association will open the doors to the historic refracting telescope on 10 September from 10 am to 6 pm.

On 12 August, the Long Night of Astronomy invites to Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin from 5 pm to 1 am. The event not only gives visitors the opportunity to admire the Perseids meteor stream together, but also presents a colourful programme for the whole family.

Employing state-of-the-art numerical simulations, a study led by scientists at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) has obtained the first systematic characterization of the properties of stellar winds in a sample of cool stars.

Scientists at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and Boston University have successfully established a connection between the rotation rates of stars in star clusters and those outside them, so-called field stars, enabling the ages of the latter to be derived.

The next lecture of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) on the topic "...what you didn't know about the Apollo missions" will be broadcasted starting on Thursday, 20 July 2023, the anniversary of the first moon landing, on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

On 14 July 2023, Brandenburg's Minister of Science, Research and Culture Dr Manja Schüle will open an open-air exhibition on the Milky Way at the “Alter Markt” square in Potsdam’s city centre. The project was developed as part of the Science Year "Our Universe" and includes accompanying events such as lectures, student workshops and podcasts with Potsdam researchers.

Dr Timon Thomas, postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), is awarded the Michelson Prize by the Faculty of Science of the University of Potsdam for his outstanding dissertation on the field of theoretical astrophysics.

The discovery of a rare type of star system in two independent studies by the University of Warwick and the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) provides new insights into the dynamo model’s predictions for stellar evolution.

On the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam, the historic telescopes of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), namely the Great Refractor and the Einstein Tower, will be open to the public during the Long Night of Sciences on 17 June 2023.

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