"Changing Skies"

"Changing Skies"

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 25 April 2024.

School girls will travel from the skies above Garching back to the very beginnings of the Universe if they visit the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics during Girls’ Day. The girls can independently try and investigate astronomic research questions – with the help of local experts – and will thus get to know more about the science at the institute and how a normal workday looks like at a research institute. They will also have the opportunity to discuss with the scientists at MPA about their work and their career. Moreover, junior scientists will present the digital show “Changing Skies” in the portable planetarium dome. This deals with changes in stars and galaxies, but also explains how some of these processes can be understood and modelled in simulations.

The programme will be mainly in German. However, as we are an international Institute, parts of the programme will be in English. In addition, girls should bring along a keen interest in astronomy, physics and computing. We are looking forward to seeing you!    

Please note:

Recommended age: 14-16

The program will be in German.

Places are limited, please register via the official Girls'Day website. Please fill in all fields in the registration form.

We will take pictures during the event, which we might publish on our webpage in other outreach material. If you do not want your picture used like that, please let us know before the event starts.

Duration of event: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

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