Stiftung Planetarium Berlin
Effective 1 July 2016, the Stiftung Planetarium Berlin was legally established as a foundation under public law with legal capacity, thus uniting Berlin's astronomical institutions for the first time in the city's history. The Archenhold-Sternwarte and the Wilhelm-Foerster-Sternwarte are among the most traditional popular observatories in Germany, while the Planetarium am Insulaner and the Zeiss-Großplanetarium, Europe's most modern science theatres, offer relevant and innovative forms of education.
Task and Organisation
The Stiftung Planetarium Berlin pursues a clear educational mission and the didactically appropriate and contemporary communication of scientific knowledge. The purpose of the foundation is to promote school education and adult education in the field of astronomy. In the interest of school education and adult education, the past, present and future of astronomy are presented in a bundled way and made tangible.
The organs of the Foundation are the Board of Trustees and the Executive Board.
The Executive Board manages the business of the foundation and implements the resolutions of the Board of Trustees. It represents the foundation in and out of court. Tim Florian Horn has been a member of the Foundation's Executive Board since 1 January 2018.
Board of Trustees
Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees and Member of the Senate responsible for the school system is Astrid-Sabine Busse, Senator for Education, Youth and Family; deputy Alexander Slotty, Secretary of State for Education.
Members of the Board of Trustees are:
- Dr Christine Regus, Senate Department for Culture and Europe & Deputy Senate Member for Cultural Affairs; deputy Christine Feuerhake, Senate Department for Culture and Europe
- Prof. Dr. Ing. Johann-Dietrich Wörner, acatech - German Academy of Science and Engineering; represented by Karin Eichentopf, German Aerospace Centre
- Prof. Dr. Heike Rauer, German Aerospace Centre; deputy Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinmetz, Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam
- Eduard Thomas; deputy Prof. Dr. Susanne Hüttemeister, Zeiss Planetarium Bochum