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New season of Starry Nights in Babelsberg starts

New season of Starry Nights in Babelsberg starts

by Sarah Hönig last modified Oct 14, 2019 03:24 PM

On Thursday, 17 October 2019, starting at 7:15 pm, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the start of the new season of our Starry Nights in Babelsberg. Christian Thomas, research assistant at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, will give a public lecture on the topic "Astronomy in Alexander von Humboldt's Cosmos lectures". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Wempe Award for Elisabeth Newton

Wempe Award for Elisabeth Newton

by Sarah Hönig last modified Sep 24, 2019 12:36 PM

24 September 2019. In recognition of her outstanding research on the rotation and magnetism of low-mass stars, the Johann Wempe Foundation is honoring Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Newton of Dartmouth College, USA, with the Wempe Award. The ceremony will take place on 26 September 2019, starting at 3:00 pm at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) in Babelsberg.

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16th Potsdam Thinkshop: The rotation periods of cool stars

16th Potsdam Thinkshop: The rotation periods of cool stars

by Sarah Hönig last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:02 AM

From the 23rd to the 26th of September, more than 50 scientists meet at the 16th Potsdam Thinkshop on AIP’s campus in Babelsberg, Potsdam, Germany. Each year, the event series of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) focuses on a different field of astrophysical research. This year, the topic is the rotation of stars, the study of which provides new insights into their behavior beyond the classical measures of distance and brightness.

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The Sun and the Inner Heliosphere – Radio Astronomy Conference CESRA in Potsdam

The Sun and the Inner Heliosphere – Radio Astronomy Conference CESRA in Potsdam

by Sarah Hönig last modified Jul 08, 2019 01:16 PM

In the week from 8 to 12 July 2019, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is hosting a conference on the exploration of solar activity by means of radio emissions and their effects on our Earth. At Telegrafenberg Potsdam, about 100 scientists will discuss their latest research results and the expected findings of the current space missions to the Sun.

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Physics study prize awarded to Ekaterina Ilin and Timon Thomas

Physics study prize awarded to Ekaterina Ilin and Timon Thomas

by Sarah Hönig last modified Jul 24, 2019 11:06 AM

17 June 2019. The Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin awards this year's Physics Study Prize to two students who have completed their master theses at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).

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A look into the cosmos: Long Night of the Sciences 2019

A look into the cosmos: Long Night of the Sciences 2019

by Sarah Hönig last modified Jun 12, 2019 12:09 PM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) takes part in the Long Night of the Sciences, which takes place on June 15, 2019 from 5 pm to midnight. The AIP opens its scientific-historical sites on the Telegrafenberg: the Great Refractor and the Einstein Tower. The program ranges from exciting lectures about current astrophysical research to observation with the historical telescope.

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Dutch royal couple visits Telegrafenberg

Dutch royal couple visits Telegrafenberg

by Sarah Hönig last modified May 23, 2019 06:19 PM

22 May 2019. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands today visited the Great Refractor of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) at the Albert Einstein Science Park on the Telegrafenberg accompanied by a high-ranking German-Dutch delegation.

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AIP successful in European contest for knowledge and technology transfer

AIP successful in European contest for knowledge and technology transfer

by Sarah Hönig last modified May 23, 2019 06:21 PM

April 8 2019, updated 22 May 2019. From galaxy research to the fight against cancer – the research and innovation center innoFSPEC, part of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), receives funding by the European Commission for the development of pioneering technology for economy and society. Today's kick-off meeting at CERN in Geneva marked the start of the one-year funding period for all 170 projects funded under the ATTRACT research and innovation project.

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Take a stand for science

Take a stand for science

by Sarah Hönig last modified Apr 30, 2019 03:04 PM

Together with the German Electron Synchrotron DESY in Zeuthen and the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is starting the campaign "Wissen schafft" ("Knowledge creates").

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Starry Night on April 18

Starry Night on April 18

by Sarah Hönig last modified Apr 23, 2019 09:12 AM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, April 18, 2019, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Professor Lutz Wisotzki on "The cosmic time machine: What the light of distant galaxies is telling us". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Girls' Day/Future Day 2019

Girls' Day/Future Day 2019

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Mar 25, 2019 09:39 AM

On March 28, 2019, the Future Day will take place once again. On this nationwide day of action, female students from the 5th grade onwards have the opportunity to gain insight into occupational fields in which women are underrepresented. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) opens its doors on this day.

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Starry Night on March 21

Starry Night on March 21

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Mar 25, 2019 03:21 PM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, March 21 , 2019, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Andrea Diercke on "Facets of the sun: filaments in different colors". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Symposium on the Milky Way receives Potsdam Conference Award

Symposium on the Milky Way receives Potsdam Conference Award

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Mar 01, 2019 03:51 PM

28 February 2019. On the evening of February 28, the Potsdam Conference Award was awarded for the seventh time. The IAU symposium "Rediscovering our Galaxy" hosted by the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) won the award in the category "Single Events" and the special award for using innovative technologies.

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14 March | Observation night in the Great Refractor

14 March | Observation night in the Great Refractor

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Mar 15, 2019 11:25 AM

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 7 pm, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the Förderverein "Großer Refraktor" invite to a public observation night in the Great Refractor.

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Starry Night on February 21

Starry Night on February 21

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Mar 15, 2019 11:33 AM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, February 21 , 2019, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Professor Klaus Strassmeier on "Cosmic Roommates: The search for life in the Universe". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Disentangling starlight

Disentangling starlight

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Mar 01, 2019 02:54 PM

31 January 2019. Although they look like fuzzy patches of light, distant galaxies are actually made up of billions of stars and other astronomical objects. Telescopes are rarely powerful enough to study individual stars in galaxies except for those closest to the Milky Way, but a team of scientists has now used the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to resolve the stars in the spiral galaxy NGC 300.

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12 January | Observation Night with the Great Refractor

12 January | Observation Night with the Great Refractor

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Feb 26, 2019 10:18 AM

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 5 pm, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the Förderverein "Großer Refraktor" invite to a public observation night in the Great Refractor.

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Astronomy in the European Open Science Cloud

Astronomy in the European Open Science Cloud

by Janine Fohlmeister last modified Nov 20, 2018 11:55 AM

20 November 2018. First quarter 2019 sees the exciting launch of ESCAPE, one out of the five successfully retained Cluster projects, which the European Commission supports with €16 million to boost the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will develop a classification engine which automatically identifies, classifies, and provides physical properties of solar and stellar atmospheres.

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IAU Symposium 354: Magnetfelder der Sonne und der Sterne

IAU Symposium 354: Magnetfelder der Sonne und der Sterne

by Kristin Riebe last modified Mar 01, 2019 03:29 PM

The Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology jointly invite to a symposium of the International Astronomical Union. It will be taking place during the total solar eclipse in Chile in summer 2019. Its topic is one of AIPs central scientific interests: solar and stellar magnetic fields.

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Starry Night on November 15

Starry Night on November 15

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Jan 14, 2019 09:55 AM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, November 15, 2018, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Dr Iris Traulsen on "Digging deeper: Which secrets X-ray astronomy reveals". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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