Welcome to the AIfA

Welcome to AIfA!

Welcome to the AIfA! The Argelander-Institut für Astronomie (AIfA) is an academic, research and educational institute that is part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Bonn, Germany. We conduct cutting-edge research over a broad range of theoretical and observational topics from stars to cosmology, as you can see from our Research page. Many national and international collaborations have partners in the AIfA, for example we have a close relationship with our neighbour, the Max-Planck Institut fuer Radioastronomie (MPIfR).

From 16 to 21 September, under the motto "Show yourself! Making the invisible visible" the "19th Highlights of Physics" will take place in Bonn. The main focus is on how current physical research succeeds in making the invisible visible. The heart of the science festival is a hands-on exhibition on Bonn's Münsterplatz. At each of the approximately 50 exhibits on physics and astronomy, scientists from Bonn and the whole of Germany will be available for questions, explanations and discussions. There are also science shows, live experiments, the EinsteinSlam, a junior laboratory, workshops, a school competition, numerous lectures and lots of science to touch and try out.

Together with the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, the I. Physical Institute of the University of Cologne and Astropeiler Stockert e.V., the Argelander Institute for Astronomy will present a cross-section of current astronomical research in the Cologne-Bonn area.

Admission to all events is free.

Further information is available at www.highlights-physik.de