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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.

Dr Marcel Pawlowski from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) receives funding in the Leibniz competition to establish a junior research group dedicated to the motion and distribution of satellite galaxies of our Milky Way and other galaxies.

The next lecture of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will be broadcasted starting on Thursday, 19 November 2020 on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

Nov. 13, 2020

Leander Leibnitz, an apprentice of the AIP, has won the victory in the German crafts competition in the state of Brandenburg.

The groundbreaking all-sky survey collected its very first observations of the cosmos. It will increase the understanding of formation and evolution of galaxies like our Milky Way.

So-called jellyfish galaxies are difficult to study because of their low brightness. An international research team has now gained new insights into the physical conditions prevailing in the gas tail of these galaxies.

An international research team has used observational data and simulations to determine the redshift in the Sun's gravitational field with unprecedented accuracy.

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam, Germany (AIP) welcomes nominations and applications for the Johann Wempe Award 2021.

On Thursday, 15 October 2020, the Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will begin again. For the time being, the popular lecture series will be hosted on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben".