L.A.D. ‘F. Kaiser’ is the student association of astronomy students in Leiden, and is a part of De Leidsche Flesch, the student association for students of Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.
More than twenty five years ago a number of students wanted to establish a student association specifically for astronomy students. They pushed through and on the first of March, 1993, L.A.D. ‘F. Kaiser’ was founded, named after the first director and founder of the Old Observatory.
Since then, L.A.D. ‘F. Kaiser’ has organized numerous activities aimed at improving the contact between undergraduate students, graduate students, research associates, staff members and other members of the observatory.
The activities are open to all students of astronomy (and some activities are open to members of De Leidsche Flesch as well) but members of L.A.D. ‘F. Kaiser’ have precedence over others and are invited to the annual Kaiser-dinner. Becoming a member is free and easy. If you are an astronomy student contact the board by sending an email. As a member you may then apply to be on the board.