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The mission of the Department of Astrophysics is to lead in research and education in astrophysics at an international level. We are dedicated to sharing discoveries with society, promoting innovation, and fostering a welcoming, respectful environment where diverse perspectives enrich our academic mission.

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The JWST has been travelling the universe for about two years. Professor Güdel will present the latest findings at this online event organised by the...

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What is a space telescope, what is it made of and what makes it special? Who builds and operates these “observatories in space” and what can they...

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The course "Academia and In/Equality" addresses inequalities in science with a special focus on astronomy, geosciences and geography.

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On 14 March 2024, the Departmental Library of Astronomy will be open until 22:00.

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On the occasion of International Women's Day, the FWF interviewed three successful female researchers, including astrophysicist Sylvia Ploeckinger.

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On the 8th of March we celebrate International Women's Day. The University of Vienna is happy to contribute to this and promote this day of action.