New season of Starry Nights in Babelsberg starts

On Thursday, 17 October 2019, starting at 7:15 pm, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the start of the new season of our Starry Nights in Babelsberg. Christian Thomas, research assistant at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, will give a public lecture on the topic "Astronomy in Alexander von Humboldt's Cosmos lectures". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.
New season of Starry Nights in Babelsberg starts

Program of the Starry Nights in Babelsberg 2019/2020.

The 2019/2020 Starry Nights season will start with a guest lecture on Alexander von Humboldt's Cosmos Lectures on the occasion of the Humboldt Year. Afterwards, scientists from AIP will continue the popular public lecture series. The topics reflect the diversity of the institute's research: from exoplanets and Sun-like stars to dark matter, special galaxies and space missions, the comprehensible lectures offer anyone interested an insight into current topics in astrophysics. All lectures are in German language. After the talks, we offer a tour over the AIP campus and – if possible – an observation with one of our historical reflecting telescopes.


Please check the German site for a short description of this week's topic.


We look forward to your visit! Admission is free, no previous registration is necessary.


Venue: AIP, An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam

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The key areas of research at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) are cosmic magnetic fields and extragalactic astrophysics. A considerable part of the institute's efforts aim at the development of research technology in the fields of spectroscopy, robotic telescopes, and e-science. The AIP is the successor of the Berlin Observatory founded in 1700 and of the Astrophysical Observatory of Potsdam founded in 1874. The latter was the world's first observatory to emphasize explicitly the research area of astrophysics. The AIP has been a member of the Leibniz Association since 1992.