November 04, 2011

Exterior view of the HdA building. The façade is composed of more than a thousand individually shaped elements.

May 25, 2012

Exterior view of the building from the South.

June 06, 2012

Interior view of Haus der Astronomie: The team zone in the office wing, with the working library in front.

June 06, 2012

Interior view of the HdA building: View from the upper team zone onto the central space of the HdA. In the background, the dome of the Klaus Tschira Auditorium.

June 06, 2012

Interior view of the HdA building: View of the central space. To the right, the dome of the Klaus Tschira Auditorium.

June 06, 2012

Interior view of the HdA building: exhibition space in the foyer. The back-lit showcases feature a variety of astronomical imagery. Center right, models of telescopes from the Calar Alto Observatory at a scale of 1:50.

June 06, 2012

Interior view of the HdA building: View from the audience in the Klaus Tschira Auditorium (the HdA's central lecture hall, seating 100 and featuring a digital planetarium system) toward the lectern.

June 06, 2012

Interior view of the HdA building: the Klaus Tschira Auditorium, the HdA's central lecture hall, seats an audience of 100 and features a digital planetarium system.

June 06, 2012

Interior view of the HdA: one of the workshop rooms. Depending on the date, this is where you might find kindergardeners busily cutting planets from paper - or scientist planning a detector for a future space telescope.

June 06, 2012

Interior view of the HdA building: the service area on the lower level.

December 12, 2012

A composition in white: exterior view from the West in December 2012.

December 12, 2012

Winter impressions: the HdA building from the South in December 2012.

July 22, 2013

Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) and Haus der Astronomie (HdA; Heidelberg's Center for Astronomy Education and Outreach) on the Königstuhl Mountain in Heidelberg. Bottom left:  Elsässer Laboratory (MPIA) with two telescope domes; center right: galaxy-shaped HdA building, center left:  MPIA main building.

July 22, 2013

Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), Haus der Astronomie (HdA; Heidelberg's Center for Astronomy Education and Outreach) and Landessternwarte on the Königstuhl Mountain in Heidelberg. Bottom right, the two domes of the Elsässer Laboratory (MPIA), center right the galaxy-shaped HdA building, center left the MPIA main building, and top left the buildings and domes of the Landessternwarte.

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