Junge AG invites to summer school

Summer school of the Junge AG on July 13 and 14, 2024 at the MPA Garching

With the summer school, the German Astronomical Society (Astronomische Gesellschaft, AG) would like to promote the next generation and the exchange of ideas between its young members and present the various locations of astronomical research in Germany. "We are delighted to welcome this year's summer school of the Junge AG at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching," says Prof. Dr. Volker Springel, Vice President of the AG and host of the summer school.

The program includes a get-together on Friday, July 12, the presentation of the MPA, hands-on sessions on local research topics, job talks on Saturday, July 13, as well as the Junge AG colloquium on Sunday, July 14, and a visit to the ESO Visitor Center.

There is no registration fee. Students, PhD students and early postdocs in astrophysics are invited. For this purpose, the AG can reimburse the costs for up to 30 young AG members in justified cases. This includes travel by train and local transport as well as accommodation, taking into account economic viability.

If there are still places available, registrations are still possible.

Please send the following information by e-mail to jag@astronomische-gesellschaft.de:

Please register by e-mail to jag@astronomische-gesellschaft.de by June 8, 2024 at the latest. The following information is required:

- Name, date of birth, nationality, home address, institute affiliation and e-mail address

- if you are not yet AG-member: the completed membership application form:

- if required, the application for travel allowance (deadline 8 June 2024):

Preliminary Programm

Friday, 12 July 2024    

  • informal get-together (optional)

Saturday, 13 July 2024, start 9:15  -  open end

  • Welcome (Volker Springel)
  • Introduction of participants
  • Hands-on session local science (local experts & organisers)
  • How to outreach in astronomy? (Janine Fohlmeister)
  • Invited talk detecting gravitational waves via Pulsar timing (Michael Kramer) 
  • Rubin first comcam light, microlensing (Markus Hundertmark)
  • Visitor Center ESO 
  • Joint Dinner

Sunday, 14 July 2024, start 9:15, end 15:00

  • Junge AG colloquium
  • unconferenced discussion