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Here you can find latest news and event announcements of the AIP. Older press releases can still be found on the old news pages.

The research alliance "Leibniz Health Technologies", of which the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is an associated member, will receive funding of 1.2 million euros from the Leibniz Association until the end of 2024.

The next lecture of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will be broadcasted starting on Thursday, 15 April 2021 on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

Astronomers in an international team including the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) for the first time directly mapped cosmic web filaments in the young universe, less than two billion years after the Big Bang.

The next lecture of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will be broadcasted starting on Thursday, 18 March 2021 on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

On 1 March 2021, Wolfram Rosenbach will start as the new administrative chairman at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), assuming responsibility for all administrative matters of the institute.

The next lecture of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will be broadcast starting on Thursday, 18 February 2021 on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

The next lecture of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will be broadcast starting on Thursday, 21 January 2021 on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

The next lecture of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will be broadcasted starting on Thursday, 17 December 2020 on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

A special edition of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will be broadcasted on the third Advent, 13 December 2020 at 7.p.m., on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

Spanning a period of 34 months, the ESA Gaia mission has now published the first part of its third data release (EDR3). It provides the most precise measurements of positions and motions of 1.8 billion objects across the sky.

Astronomers from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), together with colleagues from Germany and the US, have completed an astronomical spectrograph that is capable of creating the largest map of the cosmos.

A first part of the third Gaia data catalogue will be published on Thursday 3 December 2020. By then, entries for 1.8 billion sources will be available.