October 2013

Planning contract

The architects Schmidt-Schicketanz and Partners in Munich are commissioned to plan the refurbishment of the main collections building.

June 2013

Comprehensive planning of the construction phases

Prior to the start of construction, the original multi-phase concept for the planning and refurbishment work is replaced by a comprehensive planning concept with two implementation phases.  

February 2013

Western observatory re-opens

The dome and the Zeiss refracting telescope are back in operation after an extensive overhaul and renovations.