TerraQ Outreach Programme

We wish to bring the science of TerraQ to the people. We engage in diverse events to educate and entertain the public with our research.

Our goal is to foster or arouse interest for the scientific work in the STEM field. Thus, we will use our interactive exhibits to go to public events, once the Corona crisis allows this again. Until then we will come up with other ways to interact with the public. This way or the other, we will give insights into the daily work within science.

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© Weigelt
Transportable model of an atomic clock to demonstrate the possibility to measure height differences with atomic clocks.
  • TerraQ for everyone
    Vortragsreihe "The Changing Earth" am 3.11.2021

    Im Zuge des November der Wissenschaft, starten wir am 3.11. mit unserer Vortragsreihe "The Changing Earth".

    Hier werden klimarelevante Prozesse und wie man diese mit TerraQ Technik beobachten und auswerten kann, in den Fokus gestellt.

    Genaue Informationen sind hier zu finden.

  • TerraQ for pupils

    TerraQ wants to give highschool students the opportunity to get insights into the scientific work done at our Collaborative Research Center. Thus, we bring our topics into several existing LUH courses for pupils.

    Moreover, we will offer pupils to visit our institutes during the Zukunftstag and within collaborations with schools.

    It is our goal to demonstrate the importance and advantages of interdisciplinary research, as conducted within TerraQ. We also wish to foster the interest of younger generations in STEM subjects.


    In course of the Zukunftstag, we will offer pupils, especially girls, to spend the day at our institutes. We will give insights into our laboratories and not only provide theoretical information, but also hands-on tasks. TerraQ owns several interactive exhibits which will be used that day.


    The LUH additionally offers the SchülerTalentAkademie Geodäsie (STAG) where up to 25 motivated pupils per semester can attend special university courses. Some of the topics are in the core of TerraQ, e.g. height determination using various geodetic techniques and the analysis of GRACE data for studying mass variations. The project is a mixture of lectures and hands-on tasks.

  • TerraQ project with Gymnasium St. Ursula Schule Hannover
    © HP Meiser
    The school already got the material for the interferometer. However, they are waiting for the school to open again to unwrap the pieces and build the interferometer together.

    As we wish to foster the interest in technology and natural science, we have started a collaboration with the St. Ursula Schule Hannover.

    Hans-Peter Meiser, teacher for Physics and Informatics, is talking about satellite missions in his recent seminar subject and gives his students the opportunity to write project theses about different aspects of that topic.

    TerraQ provides the students with scientific data for those theses and takes an advisory function. As Hans-Peter Meiser wishes to build a model of an interferometer one of our project leaders, Dr. Vitali Müller, became active in this project, as he was part of the team that developed the laser interferometer for the satellite mission GRACE-FO.

    We are looking forward to future collaborations, and if the pandemic allows it, to organize a meeting of students and scientists, and to show the students around our labs.

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