Public Outreach & Education

The Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) offers outreach events and activities for the public

Our events include celebrations of milestones of space missions (Rosetta, CHEOPS, ExoMars, etc) to public lectures by eminent scientists and activities for schools and children. More information on upcoming and past events are found below (and also in German).

When Who
Donnerstag, 10. Oktober 2019, 9:00 - 12:30

Am Center for Space and Habitability der Universität Bern

Kurs “Weltraumforschung hautnah erleben 901b”, Fäger – Berner Ferien- und Freizeitaktion

 Donnerstag 14. November 2019, 8:30 - 12:00  Center for Space and Habitability der Universität Bern  Nationaler Zukunftstag am CSH: drei, zwei, eins, los - Start ins Weltall 
Mardi, 19 novembre 2019, 18h30
Université de Berne, bâtiment « Exakte Wissenschaften », auditoire 099
Conférence publique - La planète rouge en images : 50 ans d’exploration de Mars  plus d'informations

Selection of past events

Fantasy Basel

Fantasy Basel
© Universität Bern, Sylviane Blum

"Fantasy Basel" – 3. - 5. Mai 2019

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»

CHEOPS Swiss event
© 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»

Distinguished Lecture Ewine van Dishoeck
© 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»

Event Trappist
© 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

Rosettas Landeplatz
© 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.