• German Astronomical Society welcomes new president and board members
    At the virtual annual meeting of the German Astronomical Society (AG) 2020, the general assembly elected its former vice president Prof. Dr. Michael Kramer as its new president and Prof. Dr. Stefanie Walch-Gassner as its new vice president. Prof. Dr. Jörn Wilms completes the new board as counsellor.
  • Nobel Prize for Black Hole Research
    The Astronomical Society congratulates its member Reinhard Genzel together with Roger Penrose and Andrea Ghez on the Nobel Prize for Physics 2020.
  • 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.

Annual Meeting of the AG

The AG meeting 2020 took place as a virtual meeting in the week September 21-25, 2020.
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The German Astronomical Society (Astronomische Gesellschaft, or AG for short) is the professional German national association for astronomy and astrophysics. The AG promotes activities in science and research, strengthens exchange between its members and supports the dissemination of science to the public and in education.
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How to become a member of AG

Members of the AG are professional astronomers and astrophysicists as well as astronomy enthusiasts.
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Council of German Observatories

Acting as the science policy committee of the AG, the Council of German Observatories (Rat Deutscher Sternwarten, or RDS for short) represents the joint interests of all German astronomical institutions vis-à-vis funding bodies, governments and international organisations. The RDS provides professional consultation to state institutions and other decision-makers.
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Astronomy for the public

Astronomical web portal for the public - a project of AG and "Welt der Physik", supported by BMBF.
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