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Statement on Satellite Constellations

Statement on Satellite Constellations

The German Astronomical Society (AG), the German association of amateur astronomers (VdS) and the Society of German-Speaking Planetariums (GDP) comment on the rapid increase in the number of satellites in the night sky. Artificial satellites have significant impact on the perception of the natural starry sky and the exploration of our universe.

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German Astronomical Society welcomes new president and board members

German Astronomical Society welcomes new president and board members

At the virtual annual meeting of the German Astronomical Society (AG) 2020, the general assembly elected its former vice president Prof. Dr. Michael Kramer as its new president and Prof. Dr. Stefanie Walch-Gassner as its new vice president. Prof. Dr. Jörn Wilms completes the new board as counsellor.

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Nobel Prize for Black Hole Research

Nobel Prize for Black Hole Research

The Astronomical Society congratulates its member Reinhard Genzel together with Roger Penrose and Andrea Ghez on the Nobel Prize for Physics 2020.

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Karl Schwarzschild Medal 2020

Karl Schwarzschild Medal 2020

The most prestigious prize in Germany in the field of astronomy and astrophysics, the Karl Schwarzschild Medal, is awarded to Friedrich-Karl Thielemann in honour of his research on the boundary of nuclear physics and astrophysics.

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Doctoral Thesis Prize 2020

Doctoral Thesis Prize 2020

Anna-Christina Eilers is awarded the 2020 Doctoral Thesis Prize for her studies on quasars in the early Universe and the dynamics of the Milky Way.

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