Public events

The MPA regularly invites visitors (and students in particular) to learn more about the work at the institute.

Open House
Every two years, the institute participates in the "open house" event at the Garching campus. The next Open House will take place on 3 October 2024. more
Girls' Day
For many years, the institutes takes part in the annual "Girls' Day", where girls have the possibility to learn more about a possible career in science and technology. more

Guided Tours - Planetarium Show
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.

Café & Kosmos
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.

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