Heraeus Summer School: Astronomy from four perspectives

The Heraeus Summer School series "Astronomy from four perspectives" draw together teachers and teacher students, research astronomers and astronomy students from Germany and Italy. For each summer school, participants gather at one of the four participating nodes: Heidelberg, Padua, Jena, and Florence.

Each summer school has an overarching astrophysical theme. The first summer school, organized by Haus der Astronomie and the university's Center for Astronomy in Heidelberg in 2013, was dedicated to cosmology: The study of the structure and evolution of our universe as a whole. The second summer school, organized by the University of Padua, in 2014, chose the topic "Space, Time, and Gravity: The case of active galactic nuclei". Further summer schools are planned in Jena (2015) and Florence (2016).

Each summer school is a combination of lectures by scientists and science educators, presentations by the participants, organized discussions and excursions. Before their joint meeting, the participants from the different nodes have already prepared for the topic at hand at their home institutions.