International Year

Sky observations in whole Germany, it must be not always the Midsummer night in Scandinavia, the Festival of Bayreuth, or a Wildlife Safari in southern Africa. There are plenty of other reasons to go on trips. The year 2009 is declared as the international year of astronomy. Many observatories provide a wealth of events. Visitors have the possibility to look towards the sky and listen to the lectures by experts. The Internet portal reported the most exciting events in the year of astronomy. Potsdam is with the Castle and the Park Sanssouci always worth a visit.

In September and October, the Exploratorium offers another reason for visiting the capital of Brandenburg. During a half-hour experimental course, children not only have the opportunity to explore the outer space. Looking through a real telescope can be a bit closer to heaven. A model demonstrates the incredible distances within the solar system. The scientists Johannes Kepler considered revolutionary in the Astronomy.

His mathematical findings about the movement of the planets led to their further development. The exhibition dedicated to him in Stuttgart is worthwhile. From September 15 until November 15, the provincial library of Baden-Wurttemberg granted an interesting insight into the life of Kepler’s. Can be visited first prints of his books, letters and historical astronomical instruments. Amateur astronomer Hadia unit from the Saarland Merzig is committed to all the sky observation. From October 9 to 31 with him can Jupiter the planet marvel at. The spectacle increases depending on the weather conditions at the Stadthalle Merzig always on weekends from about 19:30. More information: magazine/showArticle/article/896 contact: Tilo Sommer University first media GmbH barefoot streets 11 04109 Leipzig Tel: + 49/341/49288-240 fax: + 49/341/49288-59