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International Year of Astronomy 2009
In remembrance of milestones in the history of astronomy the United Nations proclaimed the year 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy (IYA). The Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) has initiated a variety of regional and supra-regional projects with the objective of getting children and grown-ups interested in astrophysics and astronomy.
Popular Science Articles
Popular articles published by MPA authors in newspapers, magazines, tv programs...
Explore the Universe in our
website. See 3-D movies of streaking comets, neutron stars, supernovae and more! The Cosmic Cinema is a permanent astronomy exhibit in the Deutsche Museum in Munich, which is one of the biggest museums for technology and science in the world.
Currrent Research Highlights
Go to the
section to browse through short articles highlighting current MPA research topics. Updated monthly.
Go to the
section for a gallery of recently presented posters.
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