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    CANCELED: Astronomy Day on 28 March 2020: Venus, the Moon and the Seven Sisters

    January 31, 2020
    *** Please note that the Astronomy Day 2020 events at HdA have been canceled due to the corona situation. The new date for this event will probably be 24 October 2020. Tickets already purchased remain valid but can also be returned ***On 28 March 2020, astronomical institutions throughout Germany and Switzerland invite you to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of astronomy - HdA offers night sky observations and three shows in the planetarium, the first one especially for children and their parents. While the first and the last show will be in German, the second one will be in English. [more]
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    30th anniversary of Pale Blue Dot: from astronomy to global citizenship and environmental awareness

    January 07, 2020
    The International Astronomical Union (IAU) invites you to join people all over the world in the week from 13 to 20 February 2020 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the creation of the famous Pale Blue Dot image of the Earth from a distance of 6 billion kilometers, and to think of Earth as our place in space [more]
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    Geminids - The make-a-wish meteors before Christmas

    December 07, 2019
    The Geminids, which can be observed in mid-December, are the most "reliable" of the large meteor showers with up to 120 shooting stars per hour. Unfortunately, this year the Moon interferes during the best observation time. [more]
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    Haus der Astronomie to host IAU Office of Astronomy for Education

    November 28, 2019
    The IAU has selected Haus der Astronomie (HdA) as the location for its new Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE). First announced last year, the OAE will be established to promote astronomy in education and to achieve the education-related goals set out in the IAU Strategic Plan 2020–2030. The astronomy outreach centre will capitalise on its existing resources and experience to launch the IAU Office of Astronomy for Education, co-funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation and the Carl Zeiss Foundation. [more]
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    "A real gem among all teacher trainings" - "My scientific highlight of the year"

    November 25, 2019
    From 14 to 16 November 2019, our 7th nationwide WE-Heraeus teacher training course on astronomy took place at the HdA - three days filled with scientific lectures, workshops on teaching practice and many opportunities for exchange. [more]
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    Practical training in observational astronomy for teachers on La Palma

    November 18, 2019
    Thanks to the generous support of the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Stiftung, a group of teachers was able to carry out a week of astronomical measurements, visual observations and astrophotography on the island of La Palma. Upon returning to school, they are now enthusiastic about doing practical astronomy in class. [more]
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    Rare celestial event on 11 November 2019: Mercury crosses the sun

    October 25, 2019
    A transit of Mercury will take place on 11 November 2019, with the small rocky planet Mercury wandering as a small dot across the solar disk. Weather permitting, the first half of the event can be observed from Germany from early afternoon until sunset. [more]
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    Astronomy Day in Schools 10-17 November 2019

    September 22, 2019
    The International Astronomical Union has launched the Astronomy Day in Schools initiative and asks amateur and professional astronomers to participate with astronomy events events dedicated to children at schools in the week of 10-17 November 2019 [more]
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    The DLR Space Show is coming to Heidelberg

    August 19, 2019
    In mid-September, DLR_Raumfahrt_Show, the space show of Germany's National Space Agency DLR, will come to Heidelberg – courtesy of Haus der Astronomie, the Klaus Tschira Foundation and Heidelberg University. Almost 2500 pupils in grades 3 to 6 will be able to see the show in the university's Neue Aula lecture hall. [more]
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    Partial lunar eclipse on 16/17 July 2019

    June 23, 2019
    Like last year, there will be a lunar eclipse in 2019 late in the evening hours of a warm summer night: This time it's the night from the 16th to the 17th of July. The eclipse is only partial - the moon does not enter Earth's shadow completely - but it is the only well-observable lunar eclipse in the German-speaking world for the next few years. [more]
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    "Astronomie für Alle" exhibition on Mainau island

    May 20, 2019
    The exhibition developed by Haus der Astronomie (HdA) can be seen on the "Floral isle" of Mainau in Lake Constance from May 10 to September 22, 2019 [more]
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    Dark matter for the win in state-wide science competition

    May 17, 2019
    Catharina Hock, a student at Lessing High School in Mannheim, has won the state-wide Baden-Wurttemberg science competition "Schüler Experimentieren" in the physics categorie. Her project was co-advised by HdA's Markus Pössel. [more]
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    IAU Astronomy Literacy booklet published

    May 03, 2019
    What does it mean to be literate in astronomy? [more]
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    Nation-wide Teacher Training on Astronomy 2019

    April 30, 2019
    14 - 16 November 2019: Nation-wide Teacher Training on Astronomy [more]
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    Book presentation and reading on April 24, 2019: Was den Mond am Himmel hält - Der etwas andere Streifzug zu unserem kosmischen Begleiter

    April 12, 2019
    On Wednesday, 24 April at 7 p.m., physicist and author Michael Büker will read from his new book, which was published in March by Franckh-Kosmos Verlag. [more]
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    In a galaxy far away – Girls' Day 2019 at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and the Haus der Astronomie in Heidelberg

    March 28, 2019
    Using the Faulkes Telescope Project, female school students were able to make their own astronomical observations using the telescope network of the Las Cumbres Observatory as part of the nationwide Girls'Day. [more]
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    Science Meets Fiction: HdA Cinema: The Dish on 5 April 2019

    March 18, 2019
    5 April 2019, 7 p.m., at the Haus der Astronomie: film screening supported by a short talk given by Melanie Kaasinen (MPIA) [more]
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    Astronomy Day on 30 March 2019: May the night be with us

    March 07, 2019
    Under the motto "Lights off, stars on!", astronomical institutions all over Germany will draw attention to the topic of light pollution on 30 March 2019 - HdA will participate with a lecture evening with planetarium demonstrations and observations of the night sky. [more]
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    HdA support for science fair participants: Dark matter for the win in Nordbaden, asteroids in the Münster region

    February 28, 2019
    Pupils connected with Haus der Astronomie have successfully participated in Germany's regional science fair at the senior level ("Jugend forscht") and at the junior level ("Schüler experimentieren"). [more]
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    Space for Education: Physics, Totally Weightless

    October 19, 2018
    As part of the "Horizons - Space for Education" project, the Haus der Astronomie in Heidelberg is developing school materials that can be used to integrate topics on physics from Alexander Gerst's ISS mission "Horizons" into physics or astronomy lessons. [more]
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