Name, first nameSchatz, Marc-OlivierYear of birth1974UniversityHKBField of Interest / research fieldDesign Research and ReflectionTitle of projectSpace and Time: Stories from the Neuchâtel ObservatoryAbstractSince the modern era, astronomical observatories have been the places where the sky was primarily observed and time was measured. For almost 150 years (1858-2007), the Neuchâtel Observatory was a world reference for determining and distributing time. Thanks to the time signal it distributed daily on the radio from the 1930s, it shaped the daily life time for generations of people in Switzerland. However, the history of the Observatory have interested many institutions and several clocks, instruments and documents are presented in the horological museums in the Neuchâtel region. But its national and scientific importance have been forgotten and has never been the object of an historical exhibition.

My project aims to conceive and design an exhibition with two objectives: to introduce the public to this emblematic object of Swiss scientific heritage and to question, through the Observatory, time and its measurement.

Blog: https://blog.bfh.ch/moschatz/
TutorsRossella Baldi
Space and Time: Stories from the Neuchâtel ObservatorySpace and Time: Stories from the Neuchâtel ObservatorySpace and Time: Stories from the Neuchâtel Observatory