Zimmerwald Observatory


allsky panorama color
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Monatliche Statistiken
Observed Passes Normal Points

Performance of all ILRS laser stations (2015 through March 31, 2016)
Observed Passes Normal Points

Die besten Wochen der Geschichte
2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015  

• Optical Observations (CCD) Space Debris, Asteroids, Comets
• Satellite Laser Ranging to dedicated satellites
• GNSS-Receivers (GPS-, GLONASS- and Galileo-signals; swisstopo)

• Earth Tide Gravimeter Institute for Geodesy and Photogrammetry ETH Zürich
• Various microwave instruments for atmospheric research

The Observatory is providing observation infrastructure and/or observation services for

  • the research project of the institute
  • international services

The Observatory shall

  • optimize the availability of the infrastructure/services
  • improve existing and develop new observation capabilities (techniques)
  • Further strengthen its standing in the international community and as a national infrastructure

The Observatory shall efficiently use its limited resources

  • e.g. by balancing manual and highly automated operations
  • 24/7 Operations
  • 2 shifts staffed: daytime, nighttime
  • early morning/early evening: automated operation