Services of Technical Section

The main field of activity of the Technical Section is the development, construction and testing of unique, predominantly earth-bound focal instruments as well as robotic telescopes. Maintenance and improvement of instruments already in use are also part of the section's range of tasks, as is the care of historical instruments.


Besides the precision engineering workshop, other laboratories are available for the implementation of instrumentation projects. In addition to several optical laboratories, there is a physics, a Faraday, a detector laboratory, an electronics workshop and a metrology laboratory with a 3D coordinate measuring machine. Furthermore, there is a clean room (ISO class 4), two cooling chambers, two large integration halls with one hall crane each and a telescope simulator.

In addition, Technical Section offers a training program for apprenticeships that has been very successful to date.

Last update: 23. June 2021