Markus Pössel is the IAU National Outreach Contact for Germany
Appointed by the Council of German Observatories
The Council of German Observatories (RDS) has named Markus Pössel, who is the Managing Scientist of HdA, as the National Outreach Contact for Germany of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The National Outreach Contacts, volunteers with extensive experience in public outreach, act as a single point of contact for a country for the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO), a central coordination point for astronomy outreach activities taking place around the world.
The Council of German Observatories (Rat Deutscher Sternwarten, RDS) represents the common interests of all German astronomical institutes against funding agencies, governments and international organisations. It currently has 37 member institutes.