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Information for the public, students and teachers

Astronomy is a fascinating subject, and the astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy see it as their responsibility to reach out to the general public, to teachers and pupils, and to the media.

Sterne und Weltraum

The journal "Sterne und Weltraum" was founded in 1962 by Hans Elsässer (later founding director of MPIA), Rudolf Kühn and Karl Schaifers in Heidelberg. ...

The Institute has produced a number of videos, including interviews with Directors Thomas Henning and Hans-Walter Rix, and "AstroViews" by Klaus Jäger.
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