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Roelin Prize for Olaf Fischer

September 17, 2021

Olaf Fischer of Haus der Astronomie is the 2021 recipient of the Hanno and Ruth Roelin Prize for Science Outreach. The prize, which is awarded every two years by the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy Heidelberg (MPIA), honors scientists, science journalists, and academic teachers who have been particularly successful in communicating new findings in astronomy and space research to a broader public. Awards may also be given for achievements in astronomy education.
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New high-resolution observations obtained with ESO’s MUSE instrument complement the PHANGS project’s data collection more

They may not look like much - just metal disks 80 centimeters (30 inches) across with some etched markings and hundreds of small holes - but round aluminum “plates” like this one from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have been vital to mapping our universe for more than 20 years. more

Miriam Keppler of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg has been awarded at the 2021 annual meeting of the European Astronomical Society (EAS) with the A&A Best PhD Thesis Prize for her outstanding PhD thesis. more

Study reveals that the makeup and life cycle of star-forming clouds is dependent on location more

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