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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.

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".

The PlasMark project, which has been awarded 4.5 million Euros by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, will start in October 2020 with the aim of investigating the consequences of microplastics in the human body.

Publication of digitized photographic plates with sun observations, which were taken between 1943 and 1991 at the Einstein Tower Solar Observatory in Potsdam.

The very heart of our Milky Way harbours a large bar-like structure of stars whose size and rotational speed have been strongly contested in the last years.

New observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the robotic STELLA telescope of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) now provide an explanation for the dimming of Betelgeuse.

The RAVE collaboration now published the results for over half a million observations in its 6th and final data release.

Solar Orbiter, a mission of the space agencies ESA and NASA, publishes for the first time images that show our home star as close as never before.

The Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin (PGzB) awards the student for his master thesis, which he completed in the Department of Cosmology and High Energy Astrophysics at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).

The eROSITA space telescope has provided a new, sharp 360° view of the hot and energetic processes across the Universe.

Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) examined the fate of the young star V1298 Tau and its four orbiting exoplanets.

Dr. Marcel Pawlowski, Schwarzschild Fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), receives funding from the Klaus Tschira Foundation and the German Scholars Organisation for his research on the distribution of satellite galaxies around the Milky Way and the nature of dark matter.