My life-long interest in astronomy and space took me to the European Space Agency (ESA), the
International Space University (ISU) and to work in the field of
spaceborne and airborne remote sensing at the Remote Sensing Laboratories
of the University of Zurich.
I moderate several parts of the astronomical information system astro!nfo, and
focus on my astronomical online calculator and information system CalSky.
Do not miss this chance for close-up views of the moon and the planets.
You will find them in CalSky: you don't even have to go
outdoors and look through a telescope to take a glance at the
twinkling stars... but if you do, you will be fascinated even more...
As a child of 8 years old, I got hooked on the stars. Ever since, they
have not let me escape their grip. Yes, like all 'real' amateur
astronomers, I do also own a telescope. Though I like my 10" Meade
reflector, it is only rarely put into the boot of my car and taken to a
nearby col; in the end, it's just too heavy, and a smaller 'scope might
have been a better choice ...
You can visit my private Weatherstation Albis, Zurich
Since my early teenage years I have been fascinated by predicting
astronomical events. I got into celestial mechanics first using
compasses and tables, later a pocket calculator and nowadays a good
personal computer or workstation. I still spend a great deal of time
developing astronomical software: the opportunities are just incredible!
The most current work is available by accessing the astronomical information server
Synthetic rendering of Earth
using an up-to-date weather satellite cloud mosaic
© CalSky A. Barmettler