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Visit of Zimmerwald Observatory

19 January, 2023 @ 17:30 - 20:30

The Zimmerwald Observatory is the Swiss Space Geodetic Reference Observatory and part of the defining global reference network ITRF/ITRS. Space debris monitoring is one further prominent activity. 


  • 17:30 Arrival Zimmerwald 
  • 17:45 Snack at the Sternwarte Zimmerwald sponsored by IEEE-CH and the Institue of Navigation (ION-CH) 
  • 18:45 Technical and scientific introduction Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) by Prof. Dr. T. Schildknecht, Uni Bern
  • 19:45 Demonstration Satellite Laser Ranging Measurement (if the weather permits).
  • 20:30 Closure of the excursion

Please consider the meteorological conditions in January at 855 m AMSL. There is a short walk of 10-15 minutes foreseen (from Bus stop Post-Zimmerwald to Observatory). A limited number of private car transports to and from the Sternwarte will be made available. Parking possibilities are strictly limited at the Sternwarte.

The excursion is free of charge. Registration required – see invitation e-mail from ION-CH president as of 5 December 2022.

Visit of Zimmerwald Observatory


19 January, 2023
17:30 - 20:30


Geostation Zimmerwald
3086, Zimmerwald Switzerland


AES-IEEE Switzerland
Schweizerisches Institut für Navigation (ION-CH)