Public Outreach and Education

The Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) is offering many events and activities for the public.

These range from celebrations of milestones of space missions (Rosetta, CHEOPS, ExoMars, etc.) to lectures by outstanding Bernese and guest scientists as well as activities for schools and children. More about upcoming and past events below (see also German).

Future events

Currently there are no planned events in English. Please see also German.

Selection of past events

Astronomy on Tap (AoT), Bern

© Universität Bern / Bild: AoT

Astronomy on Tap (AoT), Bern – 11.02.2019

Talking about astronomy and space science over drinks in a bar sounds like fun? This was the fifth Astronomy on Tap in Bern to listen and chat about various topics.

«Bern's CHEOPS is flying into space soon»

© University of Bern / Photo: Adrian Moser

uniaktuell – 27.08.2018

Professor Willy Benz explains details of the satellite to the guests in the clean room at RUAG.

Ewine van Dishoeck: «Make sure that you are unique»

© University of Bern / Photo: Sylviane Blum

CSH Distinguished Lecture von Ewine van Dishoeck – 20.10.2017

Ewine van Dishoeck during her lecture at the University of Bern. She was the driving force behind ALMA, the world’s biggest radiotelescope.

«Dreams of another world»

© University of Bern / Photo: Sylviane Blum

Public reading with science fiction author Laurence Suhner at the CSH - 09.03.2017

Science fiction author Laurence Suhner and Brice-Olivier Demory, professor at the CSH of the University of Bern and part of the discovery team of the TRAPPIST-1 system.

Rosetta’s momentous end

© Photo: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team

Media release University of Bern – 30.09.2016

Rosetta’s landing site to scale on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.