• First image of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way
  • From June 24 to 26, 2022, the first summer school of the Junge AG will take place in Bonn.
    Junge AG invites to summer school
    From June 24 to 26, 2022, the first summer school of the Junge AG will take place in Bonn.
  • Space urgently needs special legal protection similar to that given to land, sea and atmosphere to protect its fragile environment, a study argues.
    Heavens need environmental protection like the Earth
    Space urgently needs special legal protection similar to that given to land, sea and atmosphere to protect its fragile environment, a study argues.
  • The next annual meeting of the German Astronomical Society is scheduled for September 12-16 in Bremen, Germany, under the theme "Astrophysics from Ground to Space."
    Annual Meeting 2022
    The next annual meeting of the German Astronomical Society is scheduled for September 12-16 in Bremen, Germany, under the theme "Astrophysics from Ground to Space."

AG Job Register

Find and post job advertisements and receive new job offers in the field of astronomy by e-mail.

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AG

The German Astronomical Society (Astronomische Gesellschaft, or AG for short) is the professional German national association for astronomy and astrophysics. The AG promotes activities in science and research, strengthens exchange between its members and supports the dissemination of science to the public and in education.

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How to become a member of AG

Members of the AG are professional astronomers and astrophysicists as well as astronomy enthusiasts.

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Council of German Observatories

Acting as the science policy committee of the AG, the Council of German Observatories (Rat Deutscher Sternwarten, or RDS for short) represents the joint interests of all German astronomical institutions vis-à-vis funding bodies, governments and international organisations. The RDS provides professional consultation to state institutions and other decision-makers.

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Astronomy for the public

Astronomical web portal for the public and all those interested in astronomy with information on training, research and astronomy facilities in Germany. 

Astronomie in Deutschland