• Ewine van Dishoeck receives Karl Schwarzschild Medal 2019
    The award recognizes her outstanding scientific contributions on the boundary of astronomy, molecular physics and chemistry.
  • Annual Meeting of the German Astronomical Society from 16 to 20 September 2019 in Stuttgart
    Mission to the Universe: From Earth to Planets, Stars & Galaxies Annual Meeting of the German Astronomical Society
  • Ludwig Biermann Award 2019
    For his work in the fast-growing field of the search for the earliest and most distant quasars in the universe, the German Astronomical Society honours Eduardo Bañados with the Ludwig Biermann Award.
  • Instrument Development Award 2019
    For the instrumentation of the Gaia mission the German Astronomical Society awards the prize to Lennart Lindegren, Erik Høg, and Michael Perryman.
  • Doctoral Thesis Award 2019
    Tim Lichtenberg receives the award for his work on Planet formation and Oliver Friedrich for his studies using the gravitational lensing effect.
  • Bruno H. Bürgel Award 2019
    The 2019 Bruno H. Bürgel prize for excellent popular representations in the media honors J.V.Feitzinger and D.B.Herrmann.

Annual Meeting of the AG

The next Annual Meeting of the AG under the title `Cosmic Evolution of Matter on all Scales' will take place at the Technical University in Berlin from August 31 to September 4, 2020.
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