For many years, the institute takes part in the annual "Girls' Day", where girls have the possibility to learn more about a possible career in science and technology. The next Girls' Day will take place on 27 April 2017.
Groups, such as school classes or student groups, can visit the institute on request. As a special attraction, the institute offers custom-designed show in our digital planetarium presented live by our scientists. In addition, groups can also attend a lecture on a general astrophysics topic. For more information, please contact the public outreach office.
The Café & Kosmos series of events is organised jointly by ESO, the Excellence Cluster Universe and the Max-Planck Institutes for Physics, Astrophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics. The discussions usually take place on the second Tuesday of each month at the Muffatwerk in Munich. After a brief introduction the scientists take questions from the audience and discuss current issues from the cosmos.
Please note that the Café & Kosmos events take place in German.