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Laura Kreidberg receives the Annie Jump Cannon Award of the American Astronomical Society

January 12, 2021
During its semiannual meeting, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) announced this week the recipients of its 2021 prizes for outstanding achievements in research and education. One of the four award winners is Director Laura Kreidberg from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), who is honored with this year's Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy. The AAS is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. [more]

Publication of a new huge data set of the Gaia mission

December 02, 2020
In 2013, the Gaia Astrometry Observatory was launched, one of the most important missions in observational space-based astronomy.  On December 3, 2020, the first part of the third Gaia data set (Early Data Release 3, EDR3) will be published with measurements of approximately 1.8 billion celestial objects. [more]

Patzer Prize Award 2020

December 01, 2020
On November 27, 2020, the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) again awarded the Ernst Patzer Prizes for the promotion of young scientists. This year's winners are Neige Frankel (MPIA), Nico Krieger (MPIA) and Alessandro Savino (ZAH/ARI). [more]

Trifon Trifonov awarded by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences

November 26, 2020
Trifon Trifonov of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg (MPIA) has been awarded the Young Scientists' Prize of the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Class 2020 in Physics by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences. [more]

Towards a new understanding of the cosmos - First observations within the Sloan Digital Sky Survey V

November 02, 2020
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s fifth generation (SDSS-V) collected its very first observations of the cosmos on October 24, 2020. The groundbreaking all-sky survey will bolster our understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies — including our own home galaxy, the Milky Way. MPIA is an important partner in this outstanding international collaboration. [more]
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