The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites you to an evening all about astronomy on International Tuesday. Scientists from the institute will give an insight into their field of research, playing music on a rainbow and invite the public to join in. From observing the Sun to stars in the Milky Way and other galaxies, the researchers guide us through the fascinating science that tries to unlock the secrets of our universe.
Please note: the event will be held in English, registration necessary!
Various events take place at the AIP, both on the Babelsberg campus and at its historic site on Potsdam's Telegrafenberg.
Babelsberg Starry Nights
Our popular lecture series is now taking place online. From October 2020 to June 2021, on the third Thursday of each month, a new lecture by an AIP scientist is broadcast on the YouTube channel Urknall, Weltall und das Leben from 6 p.m.. The dates, speakers and topics as well as links to the previously published lectures can be found on this website (German):
Please note: the talks will be given in German.
Observation evenings at the Great Refractor
Normally, the Great Refractor on Telegrafenberg can be experienced in action during winter: Visitors get to look at the stars through the historical telescope during our observation evenings. The dates will be announced well in advance.
Currently there are no observation evenings planned.
Long Night of the Sciences and Potsdam Science Day
The AIP is regularly represented with a booth and lectures at the Potsdam Science Day and/or opens the Great Refractor and the Einstein Tower for the Berlin-Potsdam Long Night of the Sciences. Whether the AIP will also be present this year is going to be announced here or in the programme of the respective event.
Girls' Day / Zukunftstag Brandenburg
Information on the Girls' Day and the Zukunftstag Brandenburg ia available at the page Information for schools.