HFSJG Board Meeting in Zermatt

Every two years, the Foundation HFSJG holds a Board meeting. The last meeting took place on September 6, 2019 in Zermatt.

Prof. M. Leuenberger, Director HFSJG, and Prof. S. Decurtins, President HFSJG, conducted the meeting.

Delegates of all the member countries and institutions of the foundation were present, among others the delegate of the newly joined University of Helsinki.

The delegates of Finland, United Kingdom, Austria and Belgium

During the meeting, the delegates elected two new corresponding members HFSJG: Prof. Heinz W. Gäggeler, President of the Jungfraujoch Commission (picture) as well as Prof. Martin C. E. Huber, former member and President of the Jungfraujoch Commission (not present at the meeting).

The President HFSJG congratulated Prof. Gäggeler to his election

After the end of the administrative meeting, the guests and accompanying persons listened to an interesting guest lecture by Dr. Flavia Schlegel, International Science Council, Paris, on the topic ‘Above the Clouds and beyond the Stars. An Ambition for 2050’.

Dr. F. Schlegel

On Saturday, September 7, the board members and guests participated in an excursion to the Gornergrat to visit the Stellarium Gornergrat project and to listen to various short talks.

Group picture below the Kulmhotel Gornergrat
South cupola of the Kulmhotel – Dr. Timm Riesen, the project manager of the Stellarium Gornergrat, explains the various astronomical instruments