Further events



The MPE regularly opens it's doors to invite visitors (and students in particular) to learn more about the work at the institute.

Open House

Every two years, the institute participates in the "open house" event at the Garching campus.

The next open day will take place in the autumn of 2019.

Girls' Day

Since 2008, the institute takes part in the annual "Girl's Day", where girls have the possibility to learn more about a possible career in science and technology. The programme and pictures of the most recent event can be found here.

The last "Girl's Day" event took place on April 26, 2018.


On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Max-Planck-Society, all around Germany Max-Planck institutes opened their doors on November 11, 2011. The MPE programme can be found here.

Café & Kosmos

The Café & Kosmos series of events is organised jointly by ESO, the Excellence Cluster Universe and the Max-Planck Institutes for Physics, Astrophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics. The discussions usually take place on the second Tuesday of each month at Vereinsheim in Munich. After a brief introduction the scientists take questions from the audience and discuss current issues from the cosmos.

Please note that the Café & Kosmos events take place in German.

For additional information please click here.

International Year of Astronomy 2009

The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA 2009) commemorated the 400th anniversary of the first observations of the sky with a Galilean telescope. The MPE joined the celebrations with several activities and events. (more)F

For more information and event please click here.

In addition, the MPE also offers guided tours through the institute for groups. Information about the tours can be found here.

An overview of the scientific events at the institute can be found here.


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