4MOST Special Babelsberg Starry Night: Public talk at 8. March 2024


The VISTA telescope, future home of the 4MOST instrument.

Credit: ESO/Y. Beletsky
Feb. 27, 2024 //

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to a Special Edition of the Babelsberg Starry Nights, this time live in Babelsberg, on Friday, 8th March 2024, starting at 7:00 pm with a public lecture of Dr. Andreas Kelz on the topic "4MOST – Observing the sky with 2400 eyes". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

The new multi-object spectrograph 4MOST was planned and built under the direction of the AIP and is about to be delivered to the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The first large component was just sent on its way to the VISTA telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile, where the instrument will be installed until the end of the year. This instrument scans the sky piece by piece and records up to 2,400 spectra of stars, nebulae, galaxies and other objects at once. In his lecture, Dr Andreas Kelz will discuss the development and construction of the instrument as well as its future scientific use. Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

After the talk, we offer a tour over the AIP campus, including a glimpse into the integration hall where the 4MOST instrument is being built. If the sight is clear, an observation with one of our historical reflecting telescopes is possible.

We look forward to your visit!

Free entry, no previous registration necessary.

Title: "4MOST – Observing the sky with 2400 eyes" (in German) - Dr. Andreas Kelz
08.03.2024, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Lecture Hall in Schwarzschildhaus

Further information

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The key areas of research at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) are cosmic magnetic fields and extragalactic astrophysics. A considerable part of the institute's efforts aims at the development of research technology in the fields of spectroscopy, robotic telescopes, and E-science. The AIP is the successor of the Berlin Observatory founded in 1700 and of the Astrophysical Observatory of Potsdam founded in 1874. The latter was the world's first observatory to emphasize explicitly the research area of astrophysics. The AIP has been a member of the Leibniz Association since 1992.
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