ESERO Germany opened in Bochum

ESERO Germany opened in Bochum

September 10, 2018 Off By Peter Gülzow

On 16 May 2018 the ESERO office in Germany was opened (from left: Judith Ligtvoet, ESA Education Office, Prof. Carsten Jürgens, University of Bochum, Dr. Andreas Rienow, ESERO Manager, Prof. Klaus Greve, University of Bonn, Dr. Franziska Zeitler, DLR Space Management, Dr. Johannes Schultz, University of Bonn, Dr. Walther Pelzer, DLR Space Management Director, Klaus Trimborn, zdi.NRW, Prof. Susanne Hüttemeister, Director Planetarium Bochum, Alexandra Herzog, DLR Space Management, Christoph Dammermann, State Secretary at the Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitisation and Energy, Prof. Ralf-Jürgen Dettmar, University of Bochum, Prof. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, ESA Chief Strategy Officer, Michael Lengrüsser, AMSAT-Deutschland, Hugo Marée, ESA Education Office and Clara Cruz Niggebrugge, ESA Education Office). Source: ESA, DLR, RUB, Kramer




On May 16, 2018, the newly founded European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) in Germany, or ESERO Germany for short, was officially launched at a ceremony at the Bochum Planetarium. So far there have been 11 such ESERO offices in 13 different European countries – Germany was not yet there. After a lengthy selection process, Bochum was finally selected as the location for Germany. In cooperation with the Ruhr-University Bochum, the Bochum Observatory, the AMSAT-DL and other partners are founding members of this educational and scientific consortium.


This is a joint project of the European Space Agency ESA, the German Aerospace Center DLR and other partners with the core objective of integrating space research into school programmes and thus promoting the interest and skills of students in MINT subjects (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology).


The Bochum Observatory and AMSAT-DL are proud to be part of ESERO and are looking forward to contributing their expertise to the project!



[1] “Vom Weltall ins Klassenzimmer” – DLR

[2] “ESERO Germany takes off!!!” – ESA


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