ann19001 — Announcement
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
ESO Supernova to host Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics event
30 January 2019
Starting this year, the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) will sponsor a special event to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, called “Women in Astronomy”. The ESO Supernova is delighted to be hosting the first of these public events.
Every year there will be an outstanding female scientist guest giving a public talk. This year the speaker is former ESO astronomer, Dr. Nadine Neumayer (MPIA Heidelberg), and her talk will take place on 11 February :
Public talk (in German) — "Giganten der Schwerkraft - Schwarze Löcher in den Zentren von Galaxien” at 19:00 in the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre
The ESO Supernova will be open specially for this activity on that evening. If you would like to attend, you need to book a seat in advance at https://supernova.eso.org/programme/detail/es1141/
The ESO Supernova will be open 1 hour before and for 1 hour after the public talk to allow people to visit the exhibition.
The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre
The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre is a cooperation between the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). The building is a donation from the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), a German foundation, and ESO runs the facility.
Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
The Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) works on various topics in modern astrophysics, using mainly experimental but also theoretical methods. Its name was chosen to reflect its research – the physics of space – but also because of its research methods.
Many observations have to be carried out above the dense Earth atmosphere. These are complemented by instruments on ground-based observatories whenever possible. In central workshops, in-house staff build detectors, spectrometers, cameras and telescopes, as well as complete payloads for satellites. The observations are complemented by some experiments in laboratories and theoretical work.
The direct interaction of observers and experimenters under the same roof reinforces cooperation, improves the coordination of activities and often results in the early identification of promising new research directions through the interplay of hypotheses and new observations.
ESO Supernova Coordinator
Garching bei München, Germany
MPE/MPA press officer
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik
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