Revolution in the sky. The new supertelescopes

26 March 2019, 19:00
Prof. Dr. Jochen Liske, University of Hamburg
As part of the series "Excursion – Insight into the world of science"

Prof. Dr. Jochen Liske | © Jochen Liske

Prof. Dr. Jochen Liske | © Jochen Liske

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About the event

Although astronomy forms part of the oldest scholarly disciplines of all, it still presents us with genuine surprises and fundamentally new findings about the universe. The discoveries of dark energy, gravitational waves and planets outside our solar system have demonstrated impressively that we are still far from having seen all phenomena that the universe has to offer.

Encouraged by the successes of the past 20 years, astronomers are currently developing a new generation of supertelescopes which will revolutionize their science. The astrophysicist Jochen Liske introduces a number of these beacon projects and explains which scientific questions they are intended to answer.

The German Research Foundation cordially invites you to this lecture.

Information overview

Date26 March 2019, 19:00
VenueBayerische Staatsbibliothek, Fürstensaal, 1st floor
Ludwigstr. 16, 80539 Munich
Public transportUnderground lines U3/ U6, bus lines 58/ 68/ 153/ 154, station/ bus stop Universität
Bus lines 100/ 153, bus stop Von-der-Tann-Strasse
RegistrationPlease register by e-mail to or by calling +49 89 28638-2115

Reserved seats need to be occupied 15 minutes before the start of the event at the latest.

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AdmissionAdmission is free.
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