Girls' Day

Girls' Day

For many years now, the MPE has participated in the annual Girls' Day. This event gives girls the opportunity to gain insight into scientific studies and technical careers.

Girls‘ Day at the MPE on April 27th 2017

1. Blick ins All mit "Infrarot- und Röntgenaugen"

Recommended age: 14-16

You all know the stars and might even have seen the white band of the Milky Way on a clear night. Present-day astronomical instruments produce not only impressive images of the night sky but also reveal more and more details about the various objects in space: stars, gas clouds, near and far galaxies. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) build some of these instruments and analyze their data.

During Girls’ Day, astrophysicists will explain our understanding of the Universe and will present some insights into the daily work of a researcher at different stations. In an astro-quiz you can test your astronomical knowledge and win some prizes.

As we are an international Institute, you will have the chance to improve your English. (A small talk will be given in English.) In addition, you should bring along a keen interest in astronomy, physics and technology. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Please note that the programme will be in German.

Places are limited, registration only via the official Girls‘ Day website (see below).

Please fill in all fields in the registration form.

MPE - Girls' Day (Blick ins All mit "Infrarot- und Röntgenaugen")

 

2. MPE Werkstatt: Bohren, Fräsen, Schneiden für die Astronomie

Recommended age: 14-16

Not only scientists are impressed by sharp, colourful images of distant stars and galaxies. Most instruments and cameras used in modern astrophysics are especially developed for operation at a particular telescope to that the high quality requirements of the astronomers can be met. At the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics the workshop staff is working closely together with the scientists as well as with the aviation and aerospace industry to develop, construct, test and commission complex, ground- and space-based instruments for experimental astrophysics.

At our institute apprentices receive highly qualified training. On the Girls’ Day, you will get a taste of work in our workshops and learn more about working at our research institute and in the chosen field. You can even try out some small projects yourself. Technical aptitude and a sense of space and dimensions are just as important as good mathematical skills and logical thinking.

Please note that the programme will be in German.

Places are limited. Registration only via the official Girls‘ Day website (see below).

Please fill in all fields in the registration form.

MPE Girls' Day (Bohren, Fräsen, Schneiden für die Astronomie)


For all Girls' Day activities see:

http://www.girls-day.de/english

 

 
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