La SCFA rappresenta come gruppo di lavoro gli interessi degli astronomi svizzeri. La commissione è principalmente composta dai direttori delle istituzioni svizzere che si occupano di astronomia.

Immagine: ESO


The SCFA is the Board representing the Swiss professional astronomers. It is composed essentially of the directors of the various Swiss astronomical institutes and of the presidents of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy (SSAA) and of the Swiss Committee on Space Research (CSR), as well as the IAU contact person.

The SCFA maintains a list of all titular and tenured professors in astronomy in Swiss academic institutions, which constitutes the College of Helvetic Astronomy Professors (CHAPS).

The SCNAT Executive Board nominated on 1st April 2022 the following members for an ad-interim period of one year, until April 1st 2023.


Prof. Philippe Jetzer, University of Zurich (MAP Presidium member)


Prof. Stefan Antusch, University of Basel
Prof. Willy Benz, University of Bern (President-elect of IAU)
Dr. Margit Haberreiter, PMOD/WRC (President of the SSAA)
Prof. Louise Harra, PMOD/WRC
Prof. Adrian Jaeggi, University of Bern
Prof. Jean-Paul Kneib, EPFL
Prof. Lucio Mayer, University of Zurich
Prof. Stéphane Paltani, University of Geneva (President of the CSR)
Prof. Francesco Pepe, University of Geneva
Prof. Sascha Quanz, ETHZ
Prof. Thomas Schieldknecht, University of Bern (IAU contact person)
Prof. Stéphane Udry, University of Geneva (Swiss delegate to ESO)


Dr Marc Türler, SCNAT (Head of Platform MAP)