AG News

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.

Ludwig Biermann Award 2020

Paola Pinilla is being honoured with the 2020 Ludwig Biermann Award for her contributions to the understanding of the evolution of small solid particles in gas disks around young stars.

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.