June 11, 2010

HdA's Carolin Liefke showing a projection of the Sun to elementary school children at Explore Science 2010, a large science festival organized by the Klaus Tschira Foundation in Luisenpark, Mannheim.

September 15, 2012

The HdA's central auditorium is equipped with a digital planetarium system. Here, visitors can take virtual journeys into space - in this example, in September 2012, we have travelled outside our Milky Way galaxy and are looking back. The planetarium also allows for the projection of astronomical images and visualizations.

October 25, 2012

The HdA cooperates with a network of partner schools from all parts of Germany - in the development of educational resources as well as in the asteroid search project. Here, on October 25, 2010, new partner teachers are welcomed in the HdA's central Klaus Tschira Auditorium.

September 04, 2012

The central auditorium of the HdA, the Klaus Tschira Auditorium, seats 100 and features a digital planetarium system. It is regularly used for events for the general public - notably for our series of public talks, but also for guided tours through the astronomical institutes on Königstuhl, as here in September 2012.

April 16, 2013

The central lecture hall of the HdA, the Klaus Tschira Auditorium (100 seats and a digital planetarium system) is also used for events for scientists. Here, the director of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), Tim de Zeeuw, talks about ESO's history and future plans.

April 26, 2013

Haus der Astronomie is also a place for scientific exchange. Here, Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt (Physics 2011) talks to graduate students in the HdA foyer after having given a talk (in cooperation with Heidelberg University) to young astronomers about astronomical career planning (with and without a Nobel).

June 13, 2013

In-service training for kindergarden and elementary school teachers in the framework of the international program "Universe Awareness" (UNAWE): HdA staff member Natalie Fischer uses simple ingredients to recreate a meteorite hitting the ground. This is how the Moon got its craters!

July 03, 2013

Event for elementary school children in the Klaus Tschira Auditorium of Haus der Astronomie (our central lecture hall seating 100, and featuring a digital planetarium system): ESA astronaut Dr. Claude Nicollier demonstrates selected aspects of one of his space missions, using a Lego Space Shuttle. The event was part of HdA's "Space Day" on July 3, 2013, in cooperation with the XXVI Planetary Congress.

September 03, 2013

Event for elementary school children in the Klaus Tschira Auditorium of Haus der Astronomie (our central lecture hall seating 100, and featuring a digital planetarium system): ESA astronaut Dr. Claude Nicollier demonstrates length scales in our cosmic neighbourhood using a UNAWE earth ball. The event was part of HdA's "Space Day" on July 3, 2013, in cooperation with the XXVI Planetary Congress.

September 03, 2013

Event for elementary school children in one of the workshop rooms of Haus der Astronomie: ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy answers questions about his service mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. The event was part of HdA's "Space Day" on July 3, 2013, in cooperation with the XXVI Planetary Congress.

October 25, 2012

South African teachers, astronomers and communicators in one of the workshop rooms of Haus der Astronomie at an event in the framework of the German-South African Year of Science 2012/2013.

July 10, 2012

Participants of the conference ".Astronomy 4 - Astronomy and the New Media" in the Klaus Tschira Auditorium in Haus der Astronomie in July 2012. The conference aims to bring together an international community of astronomy researchers, developers, educators and communicators to showcase and build upon the many existing web-based projects in astronomy and astrophysics, from outreach and education to research tools and data analysis.

July 10, 2012

Participants of the conference ".Astronomy 4" in one of the workshop rooms of HdA. The conference aims to bring together an international community of astronomy researchers, developers, educators and communicators to showcase and build upon the many existing web-based projects in astronomy and astrophysics, from outreach and education to research tools and data analysis.

July 22, 2012

Open Days of the astronomical institutes on Königstuhl mountain on July 22, 2012: A crowd of more than 4000 visited the Haus der Astronomie, the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and Landessternwarte on this day.

August 27, 2013

The Klaus Tschira Auditorium is the central lecture hall in Haus der Astronomie, seating 100 and featuring a digital planetarium system. It is the main venue for our events for the general public, in this case a book presentation by the young astronomer Anna Frebe (Massachussetts Institute of Technology).

January 13, 2013

Our activities abroad include in-service training for chilean teachers such as this workshop in Santiago de Chile in January 2013, in cooperation with the Center of Excellence in Research and Teaching of Heidelberg University in Santiago de Chile.

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