25 Apr

Opening event: “Our Universe”

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

25 April 2023


Main building, Audimax, room A030 Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München

In the Year of Science 2023, we want to give a hands-on experience of the fascination of astronomy to a wide audience. To do so, we have put together a varied and attractive program of events. To set the ball rolling, Professor Harald Lesch will tell us what the universe has to do with us!

Astronomy is a fundamental aspect of our cultural heritage. Yet it also opens up prospects for the future that, by harnessing technological developments, transcend the boundaries of our imagination. Modern telescopes enable us to receive light from the first stars and even to observe planets as they orbit other stars. At the same time, they reveal to us the uniqueness, vulnerability and fragility of planet Earth.

Together with teachers and communication scientists, astronomers from LMU’s Faculty of Physics and the Excellence Cluster “Origins” want to put the fascination of astronomy in the hands of a wide audience – especially young people.

The opening event in this compelling program will be held at LMU’s Audimax on 25 April 2023 at 7:30 pm with a lecture by Prof. Dr. Harald Lesch. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., allowing visitors to stop by in the atrium at information booths on the University Observatory in Munich, the Wendelstein Observatory and the Excellence Cluster ORIGINS, but also to experience an exhibition on the “Origins of Life”.

This event will be held in German. Space in the auditorium is limited, so you are kindly requested to register in advance. For more information, please visit the website of the Year of Science 2023 – Our Universe.

Kick-off event: The universe and us

We are deeply embedded in the universe in so many ways.

© Wendelstein-Observatorium u. ESO

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