Author: Frederik Kaiser

This is the website of the study association L.A.D. 'F. Kaiser' of astronomy students in Leiden

ESA excursion 8th & 28th of March

On Friday the 8th of March from 13:30-16:30 and on Thursday the 28th of March from 09:00-12:00, there will be an excursion to ESTEC, where we will get a tour of the facility! All Kaiser members are welcome. Sign up now! Sign up now

Dies Natalis 6 March

Dear Kaiser member On the 1st of March Kaiser is turning 31 years old, and this year we want to celebrate this with some drinks and of course some cake. In the morning of the 6th of March we will be eating some cake during the coffee hour at 10:30, and in the evening we are having some…
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Observing night 26th of Feb

Dear cosmonauts, the commander is speaking. Is February shaping up well? End of exams, a few Valentine’s Day dates, movienight with Kaiser… movienight… night… that reminds me, do you know about the upcoming Observing Night! On the 26th of Feb at 19:00 we will do some magical stargazing using thetelescopes of the Old Observatory! The final…
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Guardians of the Galaxy movie night 29 Feb

On Thursday the 29th of Feb, in huygens HL414 from 17:15, there will be a Guardians of the Galaxy volume 1 movie night organized by kaiser, in collaboration with big dipper and dlf. there will be pizzas for max 10 euros. sign up now! Sign up now

Kaiser Symposium 6th of Feb

Astronomy talks for Kaiser members, by Kaiser members! On Tuesday the 6th of Feb in the Old observatory, there were two back-to-back symposia! Kostas Tsalapatas gave a talk about his research on supernova remnants, followed by Konstantinos Kilmetis, who gave a talk about Tidal Disruption Events. There was an enthusiastic audience, and it was a…
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Space Oasis lecture 23 Jan

On Tuesday the 23rd of January, we had a lecture about space habitats by the TU Delft ‘Space Oasis’ team, in the Old Observatory! It was an interesting and interactive lecture, where the audience was encouraged to think about space living problems & solutions.

Board game night 15th of Jan

On Monday the 15th of January, we had a fun board game night in the Old observatory! It served as a well-deserved break from all the exams & deadlines.

Observing night January 10

On the 10th of January, we held an observing night of the year 2024 at the Old Observatory. Nothing better than a bit of stargazing to come back from winter break and start the year with a lot of excitement! There were pizzas, and we observed Jupiter’s red spot, Saturn’s dazzling rings, the Orion nebula,…
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Observing night Dec 11

On the 11th of December, the observing commitee of Kaiser had planned an observing night at the old observatory. Due to bad weather, it became a board game night instead. A fun night was had nevertheless!

Star Wars movie night & borrel Dec 6

On Wednesday December 6th from 19:00h we watched the last movie from the Star Wars prequel series, ‘Revenge of the Sith’. A fun night to end the Star Wars movie nights!