Our Mission

The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy’s mission is to 

  • reveal – through world-class observational and theoretical research – the nature of our universe, from planets and stars to galaxies and black holes; 
  • develop and implement leading instrumentation enabling this research; 
  • train researchers, and foster their careers in astronomical research and beyond; 
  • communicate our results to the scientific community and general public. 

To this end, MIPA aims to build with its diverse community of members a well-structured, effective, stimulating, intellectually intense, welcoming and supportive work environment.

 
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