HFSJG Board Meeting in Zermatt

On September 8, 2023, the Board meeting of the Foundation HFSJG took place in Zermatt.

Delegates of the member countries and institutions of the Foundation were present, as well as the corresponding members HFSJG.

Prof. Silvio Decurtins, President HFSJG, and Prof. Markus Leuenberger, Director HFSJG
The delegates, corresponding members and invited guests at the board meeting

After the end of the administrative meeting, the guests and accompanying persons listened to an interesting guest lecture by Prof. Willy Benz, President elect of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and University of Bern, with the title ‘Under one sky’.

Prof. Willy Benz

On Saturday, September 9, the board members and guests participated in an excursion to the Gornergrat to visit the Stellarium Gornergrat project in the South tower of the Kulmhotel and to listen to various short talks about geology and glaziology on the Belvédère terrace.

Kulmhotel Gornergrat with the Matterhorn
Dr. Francesca Piccoli, University of Bern, gave a talk about geology

Prof. Heinz Gäggeler, Paul Scherrer Institute, gave a talk about glaziology
Jesse Weder, University of Bern, introduced the Stellarium Gornergrat project
Dr. Timm Riesen, Director Stellarium Gornergrat, presented the different instruments in the cupola of the south tower of the Kulmhotel
Group picture in front of the Matterhorn