Carolin Liefke

Deputy Managing scientist, HdA
Deputy Director, OAE

Main areas of work

Astronomy courses for pre-service physics teachers at the University of Heidelberg, HdA telescopes and teacher training course "Telescope Driver's Licence", HdA partner school network, IASC Pan-STARRS asteroid search, high school student research and internships, programmes for gifted students, public events at HdA, social media.

Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1981, amateur astronomer since the age of 13. Studied physics with a focus on astronomy at the University of Hamburg from 2000 to 2005, followed by a PhD in astrophysics at the Hamburger Sternwarte; research in the fields of stellar activity and X-ray astronomy. Passionate amateur astronomer, active in several amateur astronomy associations and internet communities, executive board of the German national amateur association Vereinigung der Sternfreunde.
Active in astronomy education and outreach for more than 20 years, research associate at the Haus der Astronomie since March 2010. Since 2020 National Outreach Coordinator for Germany of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and Deputy Director of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Education.

Selected publications

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