Videos featuring the MPIA directors

On this page you will find videos of and with our directors.

The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy introduces itself

The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg is one of about 80 institutes of the Max Planck Society. Here, scientists use computer simulations and observations to investigate the formation of planets and stars, study the structure of our… more

Latest Thinking

Latest Thinking

February 02, 2017

Interviews with the directors Thomas Henning and Hans-Walter Rix. more

The James Webb Telescope and the search for exoplanets

In this Deutsche Welle TV feature, Laura Kreidberg describes how she explores exoplanets with the James Webb Space Telescope. more

Towards Molecular Complexity

Towards Molecular Complexity

Video November 01, 2022

In this talk, Thomas Henning explains the findings on biochemistry that led to the origin of life on Earth and possibly on other celestial bodies. The talk was a contribution to the conference “Life In The Universe” in Sofia, Bulgaria in October… more

Large telescopes up to the James Webb Space Telescope

In his lecture, Thomas Henning presents the development of large telescopes. He also discusses the ELT (Extremely Large Telescope) and the James Webb Space Telescope. more

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