“LIVING PLANET – Diversity of Life” at the Planetarium

Climate change, geological processes and the development of life on Earth are closely linked. © pixabay, LIB, Julia Pawlowski


The lecture series “LIVING PLANET – Diversity of Life” at the Planetarium Hamburg looks at the whole spectrum of biodiversity: from the formation of the Earth four and a half billion years ago to the development of life and our present-day animal and plant world. Supported by thematically appropriate planetarium shows, LIB scientists illuminate individual aspects of the diversity of life on Earth.

The events from 25 October to 4 November stand alone; taken together they form a comprehensive picture. The contributions outline how planet Earth evolved and how ever-changing conditions created the conditions for the emergence of life – specifically, how inorganic material interacted with organic material in such a way that building blocks of life could form and the first single-celled organisms emerged. An approximately 20-minute show will serve as an introduction to each lecture. The series kicks off on 25 October with a talk by polar researcher and author Arved Fuchs on “The Changing Oceans”, accompanied by the planetarium show “Atlas of a Changing Earth”.

The event series has been created in partnership with the Rüm Hart Foundation of the Janssen family, the Museum of Nature Hamburg of the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.

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