Education, Courses

The Geneva Observatory is a center of education and training in astrophysics for the Suisse Romande.

The courses covers the areas of instrumentation, techniques of light analysis, theoretical astrophysics of planets, stars and galaxies, as well as high-energy astrophysics and cosmology.

Informations for students

Bachelor and Master

For physics and astrophysics students basic courses are given at the University of Geneva and EPFL, while practical work is done at the Observatory.

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Excellence Master Fellowships

The master in Physics  with Astrophysics option offers extensive formation in Physics with a specialization in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics.

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The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS)
and Doctorate (Ph.D.)

At the third cycle level and doctoral schools, training and preparation for research are grouped in the Observatory.

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Coursera Free Online Course

The Diversity of Exoplanets:
The course will provide an overview of the knowledge acquired during the past 20 years in the domain of exoplanets. It will review the different detection methods, their limitations, and the information provided on the orbital system and the planet itself, and how this information is helping our understanding of planet formation.

Full details on the training programmes and courses are available on the French version of this webpage.

For further information contact info-astro(at)

UniGE Course Catalogue

Observatoire de Genève, Chemin des Maillettes 51, Sauverny, CH-1290 Versoix, Suisse
Phone : +41 22 379 22 00, Fax : +41 22 379 22 05, Email : info-astro(at), Map: Google Maps