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ALAN Conference Series

ALAN 6 will take place from 16-18.06.2020 in Lleida, Spain.

Night Sky Data to the People!

A new website presents citizen science data

Touring Exhibition

Our touring exhibition with 15 posters can be borrowed for events!

'Loss of the Night' App

The 'Loss of the Night' app measures sky brightness! Take part in a world-wide citizen science project that measures star visibility and light pollution. The app is free!

City Night Time Lapse

This growing collection of time lapse videos of nights in urban centres provides insights how city lights change throughout the course of the night

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Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)


The AIP is another research institute of the Leibniz Association and is based on the premises of the observatory in Potsdam Babelsberg. The AIP is the successor of the Berlin Observatory, which was founded in the year 1700, as well as the Astrophysical Observatory Potsdam, founded in 1874, which was the first institute worldwide to dedicate itself explicitly to astrophysics. The AIP is primarily concerned with cosmetic magnetic fields and extragalactic astrophysics. Additionally, it works as a competence centre for the development of research technologies in the fields of spectroscopy, robotic telescopes and e-science.

Within the research cooperation "Loss of the Night" the AIP is involved in the subproject "Detailed characterisation of natural and artificial night-sky brightness at rural and remote sites".

Leader of subproject at the AIP is PD Dr. A. Schwope