What we're about

A meetup for people that get the goosebumps when looking up at the night sky. We created this group to get to know more people in the Berlin/Brandenburg area with a passion for stars and planets so that we can push ourselves to take our telescopes and cameras and go out stargazing!
Cheers,
Ioannis & Corrado & Serena

Upcoming events (2)

Watching the comet C/2022 E3 ZTF

Needs a location

Let's watch the comet C/2022 E3 ZTF together. Peak time will be 1. February (https://starwalk.space/en/news/comet-c2022e3-to-pass-earth#best-time-to-observe-c2022-e3-ztf).

Please do not hesitate to come even when you do not have a telescope or binoculars, as a group we can benefit from each other.

THIS IS NOT THE FINAL DATE, SO THE EVENT IS A PLACEHOLDER TO KEEP YOU INFORMED WHEN YOU RSVP.

I will update this event as a "moving target" and announce a final date when the weather permits observation.

For observation planing:
Let's meet at Berlin Hbf, take a train to the country side outside of Berlin and watch it together. I suggest this location: https://goo.gl/maps/pRXdipyAFtsv2jAF7 Very convenient to go by train.

towards:
RE4, Berlin Central Station to Nennhausen, 6:56 PM - 7:47 PM
RE4, Berlin Central Station to Nennhausen, 7:56 PM - 8:47 PM

back:
RE4, Nennhausen to Berlin Central Station, 09:10 PM - 09:59 PM
RE4, Nennhausen to Berlin Central Station, 10:10 PM - 10:59 PM
RE4, Nennhausen to Berlin Central Station, 11:10 PM - 11:59 PM

Here is the current weather condition: https://clearoutside.com/forecast/52.59/12.49

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The ESA mission "Ariel" and ExoClock - How amateur astronomers contribute

Schul- und Volkssternwarte Dahlewitz e.V.

One of the next projects of the European Space Agency ESA is the
Research satellite “Ariel”, whose launch is planned for 2029. Ariel's mission is to explore the Atmospheres of exoplanets observed near the James Webb Telescope to be stationed at the Lagrange point L2 in 1.5 million kilometres.

A critical factor for the success of the Ariel mission is precise knowledge of the Orbital times of the exoplanets around their sun. To improve the data situation, the project "ExoClock" was launched. "ExoClock" bundles the resources of state research institutions, industry and amateur astronomy. The aim is to use the orbital data of the Precisely determine exoplanets in order to make the transit times of the planets more predictable. In her presentation, Ms Pantelidou explains the “Ariel” mission and the ExoClock project in more detailed images. It will show how imminently important the data obtained is for the success of the Ariel mission and how amateur astronomers are already collecting important data that will then be processed centrally by ExoClock. And of course, Ms Pantelidou wants more Amateur astronomers and groups win to participate in the ExoClock project. Ms Pantelidou's presentation will last about an hour, after which there will be an opportunity to open discussion and for questions. The event will be in ENGLISH and is open to the public, entry is free.

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Past events (69)

Starry Night @ Zeiss-Großplanetarium

Zeiss Major Planetarium