The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for Austria

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Thomas Lebzelter
Dr Thomas Lebzelter
Team Chair, NAEC team - Austria
Department of Astrophysics, University of Vienna

PhD in Astrophysics in 1999, Habilitation in Observational Astrophysics in 2006, Scientist, since 2015 teacher for physics and lab courses at a high school in Lower Austria. Research topics: Late Stages of Stellar Evolution; Pulsation, Gaia.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Anneliese Haika
Anneliese Haika
Team Contact Person, NAEC team - Austria
Wiener Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Astronomie

I have been an enthusiastic amateur astronomer for almost 30 years and I love trying to explain astronomical research to people - old and young.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Paul Beck
Dr Paul Beck
Team Member, NAEC team - Austria
"Ramon y Cajal Fellow at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC)"; " Institute for Physics / IGAM, University of Graz"

Observational Asteroseismology of red-giant stars. Previous stations: IAC, Tenerife, Spain (Juan de la Cierva fellow); CEA Paris-Saclay, France (PostDoc); KUL, Leuven, Belgium (PhD); IfA, Vienna, Austria (Master)

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Werner Pötzi
Dr Werner Pötzi
Team Member, NAEC team - Austria
Kanzelhöhe Observatory/University of Graz

PhD in Astronomy in 2001, Solar Scientist at Kanzelhöhe Observatory since 2001. Responsible for observations, archive and databases.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Julia Weratschnig
Dr Julia Weratschnig
Team Member, NAEC team - Austria
Haus der Natur

I am passionate about astronomy, and love educating others about it - especially young people. For me, astronomy provides humans with a chance to literally rise above our home planet, and it fascinates so many people.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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To get in touch with the NAEC team for Austria please contact:
Anneliese Haika via anneliese.haika​atwaa.at

Astronomy Education in Austria

For more information on Astronomy Education in Austria, see the Astronomy Education in Austria document (PDF file 214.44 kB Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) icons) prepared by our NAEC team