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The Known Unknowns of the Universe

Lecture in English:

The Known Unknowns of the Universe

Deanna C. Hooper, PhD (Helsinki Institute of Physics)

Wednesday, 04 May 2022, 7 p.m. (please note the early beginning at 7:00 p.m.!)
at Volkssternwarte München, Rosenheimer Str. 145h

A lecture on dark matter and dark energy – the known unknowns of the universe. A mystery topic out of the ordinary, and a lecture out of turn on a Wednesday at 7 p.m. – Dr. D.C. Hooper will join the Neutrino Cosmology Day at TUM on 6 May, and we are very glad that a talk could be arranged at Volkssternwarte two nights before. For a description of the talk and background information on the lecturer please see below.
Advance ticket booking required (limited number of seats).

Return to the Moon

Lecture in English:

Return to the moon

Paul Salazar (Munich Public Observatory)

Friday, 03 June 2022, 8 p.m.
Volkssternwarte München, Rosenheimer Str. 145h

It’s been 50 years since humankind set foot on the Moon, and now there is a great deal of interest in returning to the Moon. The NASA Artemis missions are a series of human-crewed trips to start building a space platform that will orbit the Moon, and a permanently inhabited base on the Moon. This lecture will highlight the Artemis missions and the plan to learn about living on the Moon as a stepping stone to get to Mars, to develop our understanding and experience of how we humans can exist elsewhere in the Solar System.

Compact Objects and Gravitational Waves

Compact Objects and Gravitational Waves

Ioannis Kamaretsos, PhD (Volkssternwarte München)
Lecture in English

Friday, March 25th, 2022, 8 p.m.
at Volksternwarte München, Rosenheimer Str. 145h

One great example of mankind’s legacy is the path to a deeper understanding of Gravity.
The eventual discovery of gravitational waves constitutes a crown of such conceptual and experimental efforts. This additionally provides us a new window into the Universe.

Tickets: € 8 / 5
Advance booking required due to limited number of seats.
Admission from 7:45 p.m.

The Herschel Space Observatory

Herschel-Jahr 2022 / The 2ooth death anniversary of William Herschel 2022 :

The Herschel Space Observatory (HSO)

Dr. Jeroen de Jong (Observers Group at Deutsches Museum)
Lecture in English

Friday, 8 April 2022, 8 p.m.
at Volksternwarte München, Rosenheimer Str. 145h

The Herschel satellite was the largest space observatory ever built. It was operational from 2009 until 2013. With its 3.5-meter-mirror it took images and spectra of unprecedented resolution. Herschel detected cold sources in the universe at low infrared wavelengths. Its observations helped to sort out many questions about the formation of planets, stars and the whole universe. The speaker will present his own experiences with the mission and its highlights as he has contributed to PACS, one of Herschel’s three instruments.

Image credit NASA / JPL

Icy Atmospheres (English lecture)

Recent and ongoing research on the atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune

Dr. Michael T. Roman, University of Leicester / UK

Friday, 26 November 2021, 8 p.m.
Venue: Munich Public Observatory, Rosenheimer Str. 145h, 81671 München

Online tickets € 5 / 3

Spooky Astronomy (English lecture)

English Halloween lecture – costumes welcome!!

Spooky Astronomy

by Paul Salazar (Munich Public Observatory)

29 October 2021, 8 p.m.
Volkssternwarte München, Rosenheimer Str. 145h, 81671 München

A faint nebula that looks like a skull, a supernova remnant like a monster jumping right at you, galaxies in the shape of a mysterious cartwheel, UFOs that the US Military cannot explain, signals from space that make you say ‚Wow!‘ – and what about faces on Mars and Jupiter’s ghost?
Lots of spooky things going on in the universe: right above your head… or rather below your feet?