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Center for Space and Habitability


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Welcome to the Center for Space and Habitability

Recognizing the worldwide efforts underway to develop ground- and space-based infra-structure aiming at the characterization of exoplanets and the exploration of the solar system, and building upon the over 40 years of experience in the area of space research, the University of Bern has created the Center for Space and Habitability (CSH).


Schools and Public

September 5, 2015, 16:00 - 23:00

Planet Hunting in German - Jagd nach lebensfreundlichen Planeten

12th March 2015

3000 drawings are going to lift up with the Space Telescope CHEOPS into Space


30th July 2015

Comets: Soft shell, hard core?

Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko poses new riddles: Surface material measurements performed by the «Philae» landing module indicate that the near surface material might have changed since its formation. Up to now, many researchers had assumed that it has remained in virtually the same state since its formation about 4.5 billion years ago. The results of the study, in which researchers from the University of Bern were also involved, have been published in «Science» magazine.

Media Releases

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CSH Colloquia

In lieu of the CSH Informal Lunch, which will be suspended until Fall 2016, we will simply go for lunch with the speaker.  The meeting point is ExWi #129 at 12:00 on the day of each Colloquium.  Everyone is welcome (pay your own).

Conference Pathways towards Habitable Planets

NCCR PlanetS

The University of Bern receives a  National Centre of Competences: NCCR PlanetS, co-led with the University of Geneva.