Press and Public Outreach


August 2020 shooting for "Terra X" in the Great Refractor.

Credit: AIP/ M. Krumpe

Here you can find current press releases, online resources, events, visitor information and an image gallery.

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Online resources

In the absence of and additional to opportunities to visit, interested parties can here gain virtual insights into research at the institute, its history and the telescopes and instruments connected to the AIP worldwide.

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In the virtual lecture series Babelsberg Starry Nights AIP scientists present exciting topics in astrophysics (in German).



Latest press releases and news from the institute


Public Events

Information on regular events in which the AIP participates or which we organize; the latest dates are announced in the news and in the calendar; also see the German page Virtuelle Babelsberger Sternennächte


Great Refractor and Einstein Tower

Information about the visiting the two historical instruments on the Telegrafenberg


For Schools

Activities for schools, including guided tours of the Babelsberg campus and lectures by scientists as well as information on the Girls' Day/Zukunftstag Brandenburg

Logo for the "Knowledge Creates" campaign. A poster template with the colourful words diversity, progress, future, understanding, jobs, curiosity, intangibleness under the campaign title.

Knowledge creates

The joint campaign with the German Electron Synchrotron DESY in Zeuthen and the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau aims at illustrating the value of free science and its social responsibility.



A small image gallery of the AIP buildings.

The logo of the AIP can be found here: AIP logo.

Last update: 19. February 2021