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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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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 Apr 08, 2019 10:35 AM

April 8 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.

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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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AIP welcomes nominations for 2019 Wempe Award

AIP welcomes nominations for 2019 Wempe Award

by Janine Fohlmeister last modified Mar 01, 2019 01:12 PM

7 November 2018. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam, Germany (AIP), is calling for nominations and applications for the Johann Wempe Award 2019.

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Hubble Pre-Symposium, 8th November, 2018

Hubble Pre-Symposium, 8th November, 2018

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Oct 30, 2018 01:00 PM

The Hubble Pre-Symposium is an opening event for the WE-Heraeus-Symposium “The Hubble constant controversy: status, implications and solutions”. The event brings together the experts in the various field of astronomy and astrophysics that are concerned with the determination of H0 and to discuss the most recent results, and possible implications. The Hubble Pre-Symposium takes place on Thursday, 8th November, 2018 at the Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, Germany.

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New professor for Stellar Physics and Exoplanets

New professor for Stellar Physics and Exoplanets

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Mar 01, 2019 01:14 PM

18 October 2018. Prof. Dr. Katja Poppenhäger, expert on planets around other Suns, was successfully appointed as the head of the stellar physics and stellar activity section at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), and as joint professor at the University of Potsdam, Germany.

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Starry Night on October 18

Starry Night on October 18

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Oct 11, 2018 12:45 PM

A new season of the Babelsberg starry nights begins: On October 18, at 7.15 pm the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites you to the first event after the summer break. Dr. Klaus Fritze gives a lecture on the history of Potsdam astronomy. Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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In memoriam of Prof. Hans Oleak

In memoriam of Prof. Hans Oleak

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Sep 11, 2018 03:29 PM

On September 7, 2018, Prof. Hans Oleak passed away at the age of 88. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) mourns the loss of our esteemed colleague, who throughout his life shared his fascination for astrophysics.

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15. AIP-Thinkshop: The role of feedback in galaxy formation

15. AIP-Thinkshop: The role of feedback in galaxy formation

by Kristin Riebe last modified Aug 31, 2018 03:12 PM

From the 3rd to the 7th of September, more than 130 scientists meet at the 15th Potsdamer Thinkshop on the Telegrafenberg, Potsdam, Germany.

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Else Starkenburg receives Biermann Award from the Astronomical Society

Else Starkenburg receives Biermann Award from the Astronomical Society

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Mar 01, 2019 01:14 PM

22 August 2018. With the Ludwig Biermann Award, the Astronomical Society is honoring Dr. Else Starkenburg from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) for her scientific work on the origin of our Milky Way and its neighbouring galaxies.

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