“Stellarium Gornergrat” is an astronomical facility to be installed at Gornergrat for educational purpose with the goal to provide access to astronomical observation to the public in general and to young people.
This astronomical facility is designed to deliver professional performances and to be remote controlled from any location with the help of an easy-to-use web-interface. It is conceived to become an ideal platform for the education of students, for visitors at the Gornergrat as well as the general public
Astronomical research conducted at UniGe and UniBe is recognized worldwide.Exoplanets, exploration of the solar system, and early picture of our Universe capture the public imagination and interest for science. Remote access to a telescope with the possibility to conduct small research programs on these themes allows building the interest for science by sharing the excitement of the discovery.
The educational programs are targeted to make this facility a major tool foreducations. They will be planed and organized in close collaboration with teachersand with existing Swiss infrastructure for science outreach and communications atUniGe and UniBe.