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Selected topics: Astronomy, astrophysics and space exploration
Rosetta goes on an excursion (ESA)
  • 27.03.2020
  • ESA
  • News

Space science from home: resources for children and adults

With many people across the world staying at home these days, the European Space Agency (ESA) has curated a selection of activities for you to pass time and learn more about space science in the meantime.
Physicist Dr. Marina Battaglia is a senior researcher at the FHNW Institute for Data Science and works on the STIX project.
  • 19.03.2020
  • CHIPP
  • News
  • Press release

University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland researches astroparticles of the Sun

Scientists at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) have spent around ten years building the Spectrometer / Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX). Since 10 February, the research instrument is travelling to the Sun. It will provide accurate measurements of the solar atmosphere and the solar wind and will also cover the polar regions of the Sun that cannot be observed from Earth.
  • 10.03.2020
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

Vier junge Forschende auserkoren für das 70. Lindauer Treffen der NobelpreisträgerInnen

Vier junge Forschende aus der Schweiz Franck Le Vaillant, Oliver Müller, Robert Pollice und Sabine Studer wurden auserkoren am international prestigeträchtigen 70. Lindauer Treffen der NobelpreisträgerInnen Ende Juni teilzunehmen. Die Akademie der Naturwissenschaft (SCNAT) nominiert jährlich geeignete Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten aus den jungen Forschenden, die für den Prix Schläfli nominiert worden sind.
ESA's Solar Orbiter mission to observe the Sun
  • 13.01.2020
  • CSR
  • News

Launch of Solar Orbiter with Swiss STIX instrument

Solar Orbiter is a mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA) to observe our closest star, the Sun. The launch from Cape Canaveral, USA, is now foreseen on the morning of 10 February (CET). The Spectrometer / Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX) is one of the 10 instruments on board and was developed in Switzerland by the "Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz" (FHNW).
Artist's impression of CHEOPS in space
  • 19.12.2019
  • NCCR PlanetS
  • News

CHEOPS successfully launched

The relief was huge when the Soyuz Fregat rocket with CHEOPS on board took off shortly before 10 a.m. MEZ on Wednesday, 18 December 2019. The spectators at the University of Bern followed the ESA live coverage from Kourou, French Guiana, with great applause.
Oliver Müller, winner the Edith Alice Müller Award 2019
  • 24.10.2019
  • Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • News

Edith Alice Müller Award 2019

The PhD Prize of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy (SSAA) is awarded this year to Oliver Müller for his dissertation on "Small-scale cosmology with dwarf galaxies" conducted at the University of Basel.
Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, Nobel laureate in Physics 2019
  • 08.10.2019
  • Observatoire Astronomique
  • University of Geneva
  • News
  • Press release

Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, Physics Nobel prize laureates 2019

The two researchers from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Geneva share this extraordinary distinction with James Peebles, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University in the United States. The Nobel Prize was awarded to the Swiss scientists for the discovery in 1995 of the first planet outside our solar system.
Astronomy Day in Schools (November 2019 for IAU 100)
  • 24.09.2019
  • NC IAU
  • News

Astronomy Day in Schools

The Astronomy Day in Schools initiative is an IAU100 Global Project with the vision of mobilising the astronomical community to organise activities in schools. This is a special opportunity for students to directly interact and engage with astronomers in their communities, and to learn about the important role of astronomy in our lives.
Plume Grand Duc - Prix Schläfli
  • 20.06.2019
  • News

Call Prix Schläfli 2020

The Prix Schläfli, one of the longest-running science prizes in Switzerland (since 1866), is awarded by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) to young scientists for excellent articles resulting from PhDs in each of the following natural science disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences and Astronomy.
Event Horizon Telescope
  • 15.04.2019
  • ANG
  • News

M87- Allererstes Foto eines schwarzen Loches

Das Projekt Event Horizon Telescope (EHT, dt. Ereignishorizont Teleskop) hat zum Ziel, die ersten Fotos der Umgebung der schwarzen Löcher M87* im Virgo-Cluster und Sgr A* (Sgr = Sagittarius = Schütze) im Zentrum der Milchstrasse zu machen.
ESA public survey on future space science 2019
  • 10.04.2019
  • ESA
  • News

Help shape ESA's space science programme

What do you think are the most important questions that ESA's future science missions should tackle? Now is your chance to tell us. Günther Hasinger, ESA Director of Science, is inviting the public to share their views on the questions that Voyage 2050, ESA's space science programme for the 2035-2050 time frame, should address. This public consultation opened in March and will run until the end of June.
Jürg Pfister, Secretary general of SCNAT
  • 28.03.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • News

What large-scale research facilities does Switzerland need?

The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences have been requested by the Confederation to prepare roadmaps for research infrastructures for the various scientific fields. These roadmaps will provide a basis for decision-making on the allocation of federal funding for costly research facilities over the period 2025–2028. SCNAT is responsible for implementing this new procedure within the Swiss Academies, and Secretary General Jürg Pfister believes that it offers the scientific community an opportunity for wider involvement.
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