Virtual Babelsberg Starry Night – Christmas Edition
Dec. 11, 2020 // A special edition of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will be broadcasted on the third Advent, 13 December 2020 at 7.p.m., on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.
What do Christmas, George Washington's birthday and a high noon in the afternoon have to do with each other? In his lecture, Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinmetz tells amusing and curious stories from the history of time measurement and calendaring. On a short journey through history, he provides exciting insights into how astronomy, political events and social developments are intertwined.
This season, the Babelsberg Starry Nights will not take place on site at the AIP, but will come straight to your home: after broadcasting, the lectures are available at
and can be viewed at any time afterwards.