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PlanetS General Assembly 5

28/01/2019 - 30/01/2019

The 5th NCCR PlanetS General Assembly will take place at the Hotel Dorint Blüemlisalp in Beatenberg (BE) on Monday-Wednesday, 28.-30.01.2019.
All NCCR members and associates are invited to join.
External members only by invitation by a PI and at their own cost.


Hotel Dorint Blüemlisalp
Hubel 114
3803 Beatenberg
+41 33 841 41 11

Registration / Important Dates

~13.11.2018, Registration opens
14.12.2018, Registration closes
18.01.2019, Last changes can be made
28.01.2019, Start General Assembly
30.01.2019, End General Assembly

Please register with this Registration Form:

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please note that your registration for the General Assembly is binding. If you cannot attend or have any changes, please inform Janine Jungo no later than Thursday, January 18, 2019 at noon. If you fail to cancel within this deadline, the costs will be charged to you by invoice sent to the address you have indicated in the registration form.

Cost coverage

NCCR members:
The NCCR Head office will cover accommodation and travel expenses for all NCCR members and the Advisory board.
>Accomodation/meals: Your registration will be forwarded to the hotel. The costs for the hotel will be charged directly to the NCCR.
>Travel: claim the costs for your travel at your home institution, where collective invoices for reimbursement will be issued to the NCCR Head office in Bern.

Associates/CSH Fellows:
Associates and CSH Fellows are invited to attend the General Assembly, but have to be funded on local level (NCCR local project budget / any non-NCCR funding).
> Accomodation/meals: Your registration will be forwarded to the hotel. The costs for the hotel can be paid directly to the hotel or charged by invoice (for the invoice, please verify with your supervisor to which invoice address these costs can be charged.
Bernese Associates / CSH Fellows please indicate the respective REF-No.).
> Travel: The costs for travel have to be reimbursed on local level.
Not sure if you’re an associate? Check your status here:


  • 124 spacious studios, apartments and duplex apartements are south facing and equipped with kitchenettes (with Nespresso machine), telephones, TVs and balconies from which you can enjoy views of the impressive Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau summits.
  • All apartments have double rooms with single beds that could be taken apart.
  • Wellness Area:
Costs - Hotel & Seminarrate
Hotel room for 2 nights (incl. breakfast/visitor's tax)
Seminarrates for 3 days
TOTAL Fr. 583.00

Costs for children:
0-5 years old, free of charge
6-11 years old, Fr. 31.40 per child/night (incl. breakfast/visitor’s tax)
12-16 years old, Fr. 41.40 per child/night (incl. breakfast/visitor’s tax)

Prolong your stay:
If you would like to spend the days before/after the GA at the hotel at your own cost, you can benefit from the special seminarrate for hotel rooms. Please indicate the reservation in the registration form and note that these costs have to be paid directly to the hotel:

  • Hotel room per person/per night (incl. breakfast/visitor’s tax) Fr. 114.00

The rooms are usually ready by 15:00. Luggage can be stored in a luggage room. If we are lucky, some rooms might be ready when we arrive.

Check-out until 11:00. Luggage can be stored in a luggage room.

Access plan

Access by public transportation:

Take a train from Bern to Interlaken WEST. Change to Postauto Bus 101 to “Beatenberg, Hubel”.
Each participant has received a free ticket for the Postauto from Interlaken WEST to Beatenberg with a separate confirmation by the hotel.

We have reserved compartments labelled “NCCR PlanetS” for the connections below.
(We have made reservations especially for those who have indicated that they will arrive by public transportation with the recommended connection. Please note that there is only 1 Postauto per hour. So in case you have not reserved a seat, please confirm in following doodle that you need a seat:

***This is only a reservation, please buy a corresponding ticket. Please check before taking the train, platforms could changed.**


Access by car:

Parking is free of charge for GA participants.
The hotel has a double underground car park and enough outdoor parking spaces.
Expenses for rides with your private car will only be reimbursed (Fr. 0.70/ kilometer) if it’s cheaper than public transportation; e.g. if one participant can transport 2-3 fellow participants or equipment for the event to the destination.

Plan your journey with Google Maps >


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Leisure Activities:

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Prof. Stéphane Udry,
Co-Director NCCR PlanetS
Observatoire Astronomique de l’Université de Genève

PD Dr. Yann Alibert,
Scientific Officer
NCCR PlanetS, University of Bern


Janine Jungo,
Project Assistant
NCCR PlanetS, University of Bern

Technical Support during the GA
Dr. Timm Riesen,
Technical Officer
NCCR PlanetS, University of Bern

Participant list (as of 23.01.2019)

Afram, Nadine – ETH Zürich
Alesina, Fabien – Université de Genève
Alibert, Yann – Universität Bern
Angerhausen, Daniel – Universität Bern
Ballantyne, Harry – Universität Bern
Bastien Remy, Cécile –
Benz, Willy – Universität Bern
Billot, Nicolas – Université de Genève
Blind, Nicolas – Université de Genève
Blum, Sylviane – Universität Bern
Bodénan, Jean-David – Universität Zürich
Boehle , Anna – ETH Zürich
Bolmont, Emeline – Université de Genève
Bouchy, François – Université de Genève
Bourrier, Vincent – Université de Genève
Bower, Dan – Universität Bern
Bratschi, Pierre – Université de Genève
Broeg, Christopher – Universität Bern
Brügger, Natacha – Universität Bern
Buchschacher, Françoise – Université de Genève
Buchschacher, Nicolas – Université de Genève
Burgener, Myriam – Université de Genève
Burn, Remo – Universität Bern
Burnier, Julien – Université de Genève
Busemann, Henner – ETH Zürich
Capelo, Holly – Universität Bern
Cegla, Heather – Université de Genève
Chau, Alice – Universität Zürich
Chiesi-Nadler, Marianne – ETH Zürich
Cilibrasi, Marco – Universität Zürich
Costa-De Meo, Franca – Université de Genève
Cugno, Gabriele – ETH Zürich
Delisle, Jean-Baptiste – Université de Genève
Deng, Hongping – Universität Zürich
Dorn, Caroline – Universität Zürich
Dos Santos, Leonardo – Université de Genève
Drozdovskaya, Maria – Universität Bern
Dumusque, Xavier – Université de Genève
Ege Vogel, Yesim – Universität Bern
Ehrenreich, David – Université de Genève
Engler, Natalia – ETH Zürich
Fernandez Otegi, Jonas – Universität Zürich
Fortier, Andrea – Universität Bern
Frey, Jonas – Universität Bern
Gerig, Selina-Barbara – Universität Bern
Giles, Helen – Université de Genève
Glauser, Adrian – ETH Zürich
Guidi, Greta – ETH Zürich
Guzman, Andrea – Universität Bern
Hagelberg, Janis – ETH Zürich
Haldemann, Jonas – Universität Bern
Hands, Thomas – Universität Zürich
Hara, Nathan – Université de Genève
Helled , Ravit – Universität Zürich
Heng, Kevin – Universität Bern
Herny, Clémence – Universität Bern
Hoeijmakers, Jens – Université de Genève
Hunziker, Silvan – ETH Zürich
Hutchison, Mark – Universität Bern
Jungo, Janine – Universität Bern
Jutzi, Martin – Universität Bern
Keufer, Caroline – ETH Zürich
Knigge, Carsten – Universität Bern
Kühn, Jonas – Universität Bern
Kulterer, Beatrice Marie – Universität Bern
Kuntzer, Thibault – Université de Genève
Lavie, Baptiste – Université de Genève
Leleu, Adrien – Universität Bern
Lendl, Monika – Austrian Academy of Sciences
Leya, Ingo – Universität Bern
Lovis, Christophe – Université de Genève
Lozovsky, Michael – Universität Zürich
Marmier, Maxime – Université de Genève
Mayer, Lucio – Universität Zürich
Mayor, Michel – Université de Genève
Meier, Tobias – Universität Bern
Mezger, Klaus – Universität Bern
Mordasini, Christoph – Universität Bern
Müller, Simon – Universität Zürich
Nielsen, Louise – Université de Genève
Obrzud, Ewelina – Université de Genève
Oza, Apurva – Universität Bern
Patapis, Polychronis – ETH Zürich
Pepe, Francesco – Université de Genève
Pinzón, Olga – Universität Bern
Pommerol, Antoine – Universität Bern
Pontelandolfo, Piero – Université de Genève
Quanz, Sascha – ETH Zürich
Raimbault, Manuela – Université de Genève
Rickman, Emily – Université de Genève
Riebe, My – ETH Zürich
Riesen , Timm – Universität Bern
Roger, Thibaut – Universität Bern
Saesen, Sophie – Université de Genève
Sarkis, Paula – Universität Bern
Schib, Oliver – Universität Bern
Schmid, Hans Martin – ETH Zürich
Schmidt, Brian – The Australian National University
Schnell-Schnyder, Livia – Université de Genève
Schönbächler , Maria – ETH Zürich
Schwarz, Guido – Universität Bern
Ségransan , Damien – Université de Genève
Seidel, Julia – Université de Genève
Shah, Oliver – Universität Bern
Sosnowska, Danuta – Université de Genève
Stadel, Joachim – Universität Zürich
Stolker, Tomas – ETH Zürich
Surville, Clement – Universität Zürich
Taçoy, Chantal – Université de Genève
Tamfal, Tomas – Universität Zürich
Thomas, Nicolas – Universität Bern
Timpe, Miles – Universität Zürich
Tulyakov, Stepan – EPFL
Turbet, Martin – Université de Genève
Turner, Oliver – Université de Genève
Udry, Stéphane – Université de Genève
Valletta, Claudio – Universität Zürich
Venturini, Julia – International Space Science Institute
Vonarburg, Barbara – Universität Bern
Wampfler, Susanne – Universität Bern
Wilde, Suzanne – Universität Zürich
Wildi, François – Université de Genève

Pictures of the hotel and seminar rooms


Past General Assemblies

– Picture Gallery:
– Post: First Group Selfie
Articles from the InsiderS 11.03.2015:
A Nobel prize in Anzère
– A great mingling experience

– Picture Gallery:
– Post 02.02.2016 PlanetS in Grindelwald

– Picture Gallery:
Article from InsiderS 14.02.2017
– PlanetS General Assembly 2017
– From sand castles to cool freaks

– Picture Gallery:
Articles from the InsiderS 15.02.2018
– Provide a gift for everyone
– A permanent position, the “Holy Grail” for young scientists
– “Sometimes, it is not ourselves that we have to focus on”
– Do-it-yourself in Grindelwald
– How to design a winning poster

Article from Observer 15.03.2019
– A golden age for planetary scientists




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Hotel Dorint Blüemlisalp
Hubel 114
3803 Beatenberg, Switzerland
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