Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven
Reception Archenhold observatory
Monday, April 24, 2017, 19.00-23:00 (18:30 meeting point BBAW)
The Archenhold-observatory is the oldest (and also the biggest) public observatory in Germany. Its founding year 1896 refers to the completion of its heartpiece, the giant telescope – although in this time, a different fate was thought for this instrument and it was not foreseeable that one day around this former showpiece of a great industrial exhibition a public observatory would establish with lecture halls, a library and observation domes. The Archenhold-observatory sees its task to popularize astronomy, its adjacent natural sciences, its methods and its history comprehensively and to clarify its cultural history background. The view especially on school-children has a tradition already going back to the founder of the observatory, Friedrich Simon Archenhold (1861 – 1939). Today, the observatory is part of the foundation Planetarium Berlin, to which also belong the Planetarium at the Prenzlauer Allee, the Wilhelm-Foerster-Sternwarte in Steglitz and the adjacent Planetarium.
The giant telescope is now the longest instrument of its kind in the world and fully operable.
This reception is included in the registration fee.
For further information please visit the Archenhold observatory.
IAA-Dinner The Westin Grand Hotel Berlin
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 19:00-23:00 (18:30 meeting point BBAW)
Built on the historical site at the corner of Friedrichstrasse and Unter den Linden, The Westin Grand Berlin, then known as the Grand Hotel Berlin, opened on August 1, 1987, right on time for the 750th jubilee celebrations of the city of Berlin – which was still divided at this time.
When designing the hotel, the architects of the Grand Hotel drew inspiration from the elaborate layout of the Kaiserpassage (Imperial Arcade), creating a unique structure which brought a piece of Berlin history back to life: an octagonal, 30-m-high hall with a glass roof and an imposing staircase. Today, it is still the very center of The Westin Grand Hotel Berlin; a veritable landmark which has been captured for posterity in countless TV and film productions. Just recall the scene in The Bourne Supremacy, where Matt Damon runs down the famous staircase.
On July 1, 1997, the Grand Hotel was renamed The Westin Grand Berlin, a brand of the worldwide Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and ever since, it has embraced the spirit of this inspirational hotel chain.
Fee: € 120.00 (The IAA Dinner is not included in the registration fee).
For further information please visit Westin Grand Hotel Berlin
VISITING PROGRAM - Short information about the locations
Excursion to DLR-Site Berlin
Friday, April 28, 2017, 09:00 – 13:00 (9:00 meeting point BBAW)
Welcome at DLR: The Institute of Optical Sensor Systems and the Institute of Planetary Research
Learn about the FireBIRD - Mission and meet the FireBIRD - BIROS Satellite.DLR
Fire detection from space: FireBIRD is an earth observation mission with the primary goal of monitoring fires from space. It involves the detection of high-temperature events and the providing of remote sensing data for research at DLR and for external partners. The space segment consists of the two satellites TET-1 (Launch 2012) and BIROS (Launch 2016). The main payload for both satellites is a multispectral camera system.
Learn about the Mars-Express Mission and fly over the Mars in 3D! It follows an elliptical orbit around Mars, undisturbed, almost lonely – the orbiter Mars Express. For 11 years now European Space Agency longest-serving interplanetary mission has been travelling around our planetary neighbour. This will give the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) ), operated on board Mars Express by the German Aerospace Center numerous additional opportunities to record the entire surface of Mars in high resolution, colour and, above all, in 3D.
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) – German Aerospace Center, Institut für Optische Sensorsysteme | Rutherfordstraße 2 | 12489 Berlin
The bus tour to Berlin-Adlershof is included in the registration fee.