Infrastructure


The astronomical observatories at Gornergrat were installed in the late 1960’s in the two towers of the Kulmhotel Gornergrat.

Observatory Gornergrat South

The Observatory Gornergrat South houses the telescopes of the project “Stellarium Gornergrat”. It includes a 7.5 m cupola, a computer room, a workshop, a bedroom, a kitchen, and a bathroom.

Observatory Gornergrat North

The Observatory Gornergrat North is currently not used. It includes a 7.5 m cupola and two computer rooms.

Both observatories are open for guest researchers.

Solar Neutron Telescope

The Physikalisches Institut of the University of Bern operates a laboratory container at the Belvedere terrace for measurements of solar neutrons. This apparatus has been installed in collaboration with the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory of the Nagoya University, Japan, and is the European cornerstone of a worldwide network of solar neutron detectors.