Public Events

Various events take place at the AIP, virtually and, if the current situation permits, live on the Babelsberg campus or at its historic site on Potsdam's Telegrafenberg.

Science Year 2023 - Our Universe

Science Year 2023 - Our Universe

The motto of the Science Year 2023 is "Our Universe" and the AIP is participating in a variety of events and formats. You can find more information about these events on page Science Year 2023.
The next dates are:
9. - 28. May, 2023: MS Wissenschaft in Berlin and surroundings
17. - 21. May, 2023: Planetarium roadshow "Universe on Tour" in Potsdam, Luisenplatz.
18. May, 2023, 8 pm: Public lecture by Prof. Dr. Christoph Pfrommer: "Fascination of galaxy clusters - the largest collapsed objects in the universe" (in German)
25. May, 2023: MS Wissenschaft: Meet the Scientist & exhibit presentation in Ketzin.

Long Night of the Sciences and Potsdam Science Day

Großer Refraktor nachts

At the Berlin-Potsdam Long Night of the Sciences on 17th June 2023, the AIP opens the Great Refractor and the Einstein Tower. The AIP also participated in the Potsdam Science Day – this year on 6 May 2023 - with a booth and a lecture (Prof. Dr. Lutz Wisotzki at 3 pm on "The cosmic time machine - what we can learn from light of distant galaxies", in German).

Babelsberg Starry Nights

Sternennächte Flyer, virtuell

Our popular lecture series is currently taking place online. Usually 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):

This link can also be found in our flyer, the dates are also entered in the AIP Calendar.

Please note: all the talks are given in German.

Girls' Day / Zukunftstag Brandenburg

Students, who stand around a smaller reflecting telescope inside a wooden dome with an opened slit.

The Girls' Day and the Zukunftstag Brandenburg for school students take place on 27 April this year. More information is available at the page Information for schools, all spots for the programme at AIP via and are already booked.

Leibniz "Book a Scientist"

Credit: WGL

AIP scientists regularly take part in the (virtual) Leibniz Association event series "Book a Scientist". People interested in science can book an exclusive virtual talk on the scientists' respective research topics, from planets around other stars to black holes and galaxies. More information about the next event can be found on the website of the Leibniz association (in German):

Last update: 8. May 2023