Starry Night on January 18

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, January 18, 2018, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Prof. Dr. Lutz Wisotzki about "The Origins of Galaxies". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.
Starry Night on January 18

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field: A comprehensive picture of the evolving universe. Credits: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)

Galaxies are “world islands” in space, consisting of billions of stars. Our Milky Way is such a galaxy, and there are many more, in all possible shapes and colours. But why do stars arrange themselves in galaxies? Have the first galaxies formed right after the Big Bang? How did the Milky Way develop?

The question about the “birth” of galaxies is a question that asks about the origins of the worlds. In his talk, Lutz Wisotzki will elaborate on what the astronomical research has found out about the formation of galaxies and their components during the past few years.  He will also talk about discoveries researchers in Potsdam have made.

After the talk, we offer a tour over the AIP campus and – if the sight is clear – an observation with one of our historical reflecting telescopes.

We look forward to your visit!

Free entry, no previous registration necessary.

Location: AIP, An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam