Virtual Babelsberg Starry Night
The next lecture of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will be broadcasted starting on Thursday, 15 July 2021 on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.
On Thursday, starting at 6 p.m., Ekaterina Ilin's lecture on the topic "Other suns and their planets: a magnetic tango" from the Babelsberg Starry Night series will be online.
We can see almost none of our closest neighbouring stars in the Milky Way with the naked eye. Only with a telescope do their fascinating physics reveal themselves. Small, cool, faint: at first glance they seem inconspicuous. But on closer inspection, we discover enormous magnetic explosions, extensive starspots, and energetic radiation that literally makes their big sister, the Sun, look old. In this lecture, we will travel to some of them and explore how the planets that orbit many of them fare in this extreme environment.
This season, the Babelsberg Starry Nights will not take place on site at the AIP, but will come straight to your home: on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6 p.m. The lectures are available at
and can be viewed at any time afterwards.