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In this section we will provide in the future lesson material aimed at teachers which use the context of the search and characterization of exoplanets as background. The lessons will cover curricular subjects such as physics, chemistry, maths, biology and astronomy.

If you need any information about the search and characterization of exoplanets or would like to visit our institute with your school class please contact our media & outreach team.

You plan to make a real observation of the stars? The Stellarium Gornergrat offers you several possibilities.



On the page universe@home you will find a collection of multimedia offers, tinkering material, downloads and exciting pages for all those who want to experience and understand space at home. Some of the material comes directly from the NCCR PlanetS, others come from external offers.


Exoplanet Pillar


Would you like to place one of our exoplanet pillars in your museum, school library, shopping center or another well frequented place? The pillars tell the story about the discovery of the first exoplanet, about the space telescope CHEOPS and the NCCR PlanetS. Learn more about these fantastic eye-catchers.

Educational material

Build your own CHEOPS space telescope.

3D printed CHEOPS space telescopeWe have created files for 3D printers:
Datei_Manual  Datei_1  Datei_2  Datei_3  Datei_4  Datei_5

Build your own CHEOPS space telescope.


paper_model_tumbnailWe have created a paper model:
download paper model
download instructions

Build your own Exoplanet ruler.


ExoRuler_ThumbWe have created a paper ruler:
download ruler
download instructions

Coloring picture for small children.

Coloring_thumbWe have created a coloring picture:
download coloring picture

Public events, school activities and museum activities 2015

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