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The next lecture of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) on the topic "Meteorite Craters on Earth" will be broadcasted starting on Thursday, 19 January 2023 on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

A new instrument, WEAVE, at the William Herschel Telescope on La Palma, an island of the Canaries, has seen first light. It analysed the light of a pair of galaxies 280 million light years away from Earth. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is one of the project's partners and AIP scientists will get access to its excellent data.

Dr Rainer Weinberger will join the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) in 2023 as a Leibniz junior group leader with a project focused on sophisticated cosmological simulations.

“Excellent and visible internationally”: The AIP receives all-around positive feedback in its evaluation, an independent assessment of all Leibniz institutions repeated regularly.

The next lecture of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will be broadcasted starting on Thursday, 17 November 2022 on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

The Gaia collaboration, which is responsible for the spacecraft that is currently building the largest and most precise three-dimensional map of our galaxy, will receive the 2023 Lancelot M. Berkeley − New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy.

On 10 November at the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, leading researchers in the field of galaxy evolution will discuss the first results and future prospects of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) together with other observatories in a dedicated Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Symposium.

Planets can force their host stars to act younger than their age, according to a new study of multiple systems authored by scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Around noon on 25 October 2022, the moon will partially move in front of the Sun. Interested amateur astronomers can observe the partial solar eclipse at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).

In order to be able to transfer the latest research results into practice even faster in the future, innoFSPEC has founded the innoFSPEC transfer laboratory together with the new transfer professorship of the University of Potsdam, Professor von Grünberg.

German Center for Astrophysics – Research. Technology. Digitization. (DZA) successful in competition for structural funding.

From 3 October 2022, minimal art will be on display in the Great Refractor on Telegrafenberg. The exhibition with works by the sculptor Gaedicke and graphic artist Ranft takes place in memory of a similar exhibition 40 years ago.

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