From the field to space: Potsdam Science Day on 7th May 2022

May 2, 2022 //

On May 7, 2022, the Potsdam Science Day will take place for the eighth time, with more than 30 universities, schools and research institutions in Brandenburg presenting themselves - including the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).

"Research. Discover. Participate." is the motto again on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Potsdam Science Day, which will take place as a live event and offer visitors more than 150 program points. The venue is the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), which is also in direct vicinity to the AIP station of the LOFAR radio telescope. LOFAR does not use large antenna dishes, but fields of simple dipole antennas and consists of several stations distributed in Central Europe. On this day there will be the possibility to visit the station in Potsdam, Bornim and AIP scientists will give information about the radio telescope and solar research. At 14:10 Dr. Alexander Warmuth will present in a lecture (in German) the function and astrophysical observations of the telescope: for example, the station provides important data on active events such as solar flares.

Admission is free for all visitors.

Further information

The website of the Potsdam Science Day with more details and the complete programme can be found at

The key areas of research at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) are cosmic magnetic fields and extragalactic astrophysics. A considerable part of the institute's efforts aims at the development of research technology in the fields of spectroscopy, robotic telescopes, and E-science. The AIP is the successor of the Berlin Observatory founded in 1700 and of the Astrophysical Observatory of Potsdam founded in 1874. The latter was the world's first observatory to emphasize explicitly the research area of astrophysics. The AIP has been a member of the Leibniz Association since 1992.
Last update: 9. May 2022