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