Die SCFA vertritt die Interessen der Schweizer Berufsastronominnen und -astronomen. Die Kommission setzt sich im Wesentlichen aus den Direktorinnen und Direktoren der in der Astronomie tätigen Institutionen der Schweiz zusammen.

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The Swiss Commission for Astronomy (SCFA) of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) via the Platform MAP (Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics) is the board representing the Swiss professional astronomers. It is made essentially of the directors of the various Swiss astronomical institutes (cf. Members).

The SCFA represents the main link between professional astronomers and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). The SCFA nominates delegates in international scientific organisations such as the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the International Astronomical Union (IAU), and the Committee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies (CRAF) and produces roadmaps for research infrastructures and other publications.