Astronomer, studied physics and history of science, and graduated in both subjects as well as didactics of physics and astronomy at the universities of Potsdam, Hamburg, Berlin, and Siegen, Germany. She taught (physics and astronomy) at the Universities of Potsdam and Hildesheim, has been in charge for observatories and planetariums in Germany, Portugal, and Austria. She additionally taught astronomy as freelancer in Germany, Russia, and Mauretania. Research fields concern physics and astronomy as well as their history, especially the history of cartography, of constellations and several topics in astrophysics.

Working Experience

Astronomy from Prehistoric to Contemporary times, e.g.:

  • outreach: planetarium edutainment development,
  • computations: prehistoric astronomy, development of celestial maps,
  • visualizations, development of educational material
  • development of timetables and schedules,
    project management
  • editor of books and papers/ writing oral history and scientific journalism

Curriculum Vitae

The term “astronomer” simplifies a rather complicated bunch of graduations and qualifications (e.g. in physics, history of science, education/ journalism, planetarium and observatory technology, project management).

  • guest stays at Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel (2023)
  • Univ. Utrecht, The Netherlands (2022/ 2023)
  • participated in DAAD exchange of AgriSem: Nile University, Egypt (2022)
  • Univ. Regensburg: history of science (2021-2023)
  • Univ. + Planetarium Jena (since 2017)
  • guest stay at Islamic University Walisongo Semarang, Indonesia (2017)
  • astronomer in Austria (2015/16)
  • Excellence Cluster TOPOI, Berlin (2013-2015)
  • Univ. Hildesheim: physics (2010-2013)
  • Univ. Hamburg: history of astronomy (2010-2012)
  • Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam (2008-2009)
  • astronomer in Mauretania (winter) and Portugal (summer), 2005-2008
  • Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (2005-2006)
  • student assistant at photonics & astrophysics Univ. Potsdam (2001-2004)
  • astronomer at Archenhold Observatory Berlin (1998-2005)


  • dissertation in history of astronomy (2013-2015, exam 2016)
  • dissertation in physics & astronomy education (2010-2012, exam 2017)
  • professional training(s) in project management (2005, 2008, certificate 2017)
  • studied history of science (2002-2008, exam 2010)
  • studied physics (1999-2005)
  • apprenticeship “astronomer” with several exams (master-level)
    at Archenhold Observatory Berlin (1996-1998)

Whatever I did, in most cases I was programming and did a lot of teaching – and always with a focus on astronomy.