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Astronomer Sherry Suyu from the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics on comet-hunter Caroline Herschel, the first salaried female astronomer. (Interview in the framework of "Women in Science")

'Caroline Herschel's legacy is undoubtedly lasting'

Astronomer Sherry Suyu from the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics on comet-hunter Caroline Herschel, the first salaried female astronomer.
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A pioneer in the development of electronic computing machines in Germany and one of the founders of gravitational wave astronomy is gone: on 4 January 2017, the astrophysicist Heinz Billing died at the age of 102. Billing was scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching from 1961 to '82.

Obituary to Heinz Billing

January 10, 2017

A pioneer in the development of electronic computing machines in Germany and one of the founders of gravitational wave astronomy is gone: on 4 January 2017, the astrophysicist Heinz Billing died at the age of 102. Billing was scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching from 1961 to '82.

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Former MPA director Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kippenhahn has received the Honorary Membership of the German Astronomical Society. The President of the Astronomical Society, Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinmetz and Vice-President Prof. Dr. Joachim Wambsganß in Göttingen presented Kippenhahn with the official document just before christmas. The honorary membership was already announced at the AG anniversary 2016 in Bochum in September. With this award the society appreciates both Rudolf Kippenhahn's great research record and his outstanding contributions in the field of science communication.

Honorary membership of the AG for Rudolf Kippenhahn

Former MPA director Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kippenhahn has received the Honorary Membership of the German Astronomical Society. The President of the Astronomical Society, Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinmetz and Vice-President Prof. Dr. Joachim Wambsganß in Göttingen presented Kippenhahn with the official document just before christmas. The honorary membership was already announced at the AG anniversary 2016 in Bochum in September. With this award the society appreciates both Rudolf Kippenhahn's great research record and his outstanding contributions in the field of science communication.

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